President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Sametz was appointed as the President and CEO of Gemini Corporation on March 12, 2016. He was formerly the co-founder of Alberta Steam and Power Corp, a private company focused on the provision of steam and power to the oil and gas industry. He has over 35 years of experience as an executive in the Alberta energy industry, including practical industry expertise in the exploitation, production and marketing of bitumen, light oil, and natural gas. Mr. Sametz has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Carleton University and is a Professional Engineer.
Chris Podolsky CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Chris Podolsky is a senior financial executive with experience in the energy services sector as well as engineering and construction companies. He has over twenty years’ experience in senior financial positions, with fifteen years of experience serving as a Chief Financial Officer or Controller. Most recently Chris served as the Chief Financial Officer of Focus Corporation that was later sold to WSP where he remained as the Senior Vice President, Business Services. His senior financial and accounting experience as well as business and strategic skills will help Gemini stabilize and grow in this complex and difficult economy.
Chief Operating Officer
Terry Martin has over 25 years of experience in Construction, Fabrication and Engineering. Originally from South Africa, his experience spans mining & mineral processing, as well as oil & gas on both the owner and services teams. His primary areas of expertise have been in project management and controls, with progression into senior leadership roles. Mr. Martin has a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Johannesburg. Mr. Martin joined Gemini Corporation in 2015.
Vice President, Human Resources
Roger Harripersad brings 20 years of experience to his role as Vice President, Human Resources. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of human resources, payroll and health, safety & environment. Prior to joining Gemini, Roger held various senior human resources roles in Calgary, and most recently served as Director, Human Resources at Centrica Energy. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Haskayne School of Business. Mr. Harripersad joined Gemini Corporation in 2013.
Director, Regulatory & Environmental
Angela leads the environmental services division. She has over 12 years of regulatory, environmental & stakeholder relations experience from various oil & gas and power projects. Angela holds a Bachelor of Management from the University of Lethbridge and is a certified Environmental Professional (EP) specializing in Communications & Public Awareness.
Director, Business Development
A professional engineer and MBA graduate with more than 19 years of corporate and project leadership experience within the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) arena. With diverse business and operations knowledge, Suzanne’s passion is to help clients develop the strategies and execution models needed to be successful in today’s market. Suzanne rejoined Gemini in November, 2016 to lead the business development initiatives across the organization.
Andy joined Gemini in November 2016 as Controller. He previously spent 12 years in public practice with KPMG in Calgary and New Zealand where his client base included public and private companies in the energy service, construction, telecommunications, and financial services industries. Andy obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant.
Brett leads the information management and information technology departments at Gemini. He has 20 years of IT industry experience, including a diverse consulting background providing various technical and managerial consulting services. Brett holds an MBA and bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Calgary.