Mr. Downes is the CEO of Rotoliptic Technologies Inc. His past experiences and knowledge of the artificial lift industry has been crucial in developing and executing comprehensive business plans and strategies.
Prior to joining Rotoliptic, Mr. Downes provided artificial lift consulting services to Domestic and International new technology development companies, OFS companies and to Private Equity Investors.
Previous to his consulting practice, Mr. Downes was President & CEO of Global Production Solutions, Inc. (2009-2011) GPS was a newly formed Holding company that joined together two separate business units; ESS – Electric Submersible Service Company together with SSC - Solid State Controls.
Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Downes was Senior Vice President for Borets-Weatherford US, Inc. (2007-2009) His duties involved overall global management of this newly formed company, with direct line responsibility of several operational and technology support groups within the company. Mr. Downes was one of the main authors that created this American-Russian partnership between Borets and Weatherford International.
Mr. Downes joined the Oil & Gas Industry in 1982 and has held a broad range of senior management and general management positions for two U.S. based multi-national Oilfield Service Companies, prior to joining Eastlink Lanker in 1998. He has worked and traveled extensively throughout the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan beginning in 1992. He was responsible for some of the earliest Russian-U.S. service, equipment and technology exchange contracts, post Soviet Union. He has worked extensively and on behalf of Eastlink Lanker in the acquisition of companies in the United States, Canada and Russia. In his career, he has also been successful and directly responsible for business development in other countries around the world involving energy equipment and technology exchanges, including South America, Mexico and China.
Mr. Downes is a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Downes is a High Honors graduate from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in Business Management. He also served in the U.S. Naval Air as air crewman from 1971-1976 in both active and reserve duty status. Mr. Downes has over 40 years of experience in the artificial lift industry.
Greg is a mechanical engineer, and the founder and CTO of Rotoliptic Technologies Inc. He has 23 years professional experience and 27 patent publications in the natural gas engine, hydrogen power, and clean tech industry.
Previous to Rotoliptic, Greg was a Director on the board for PowerDisc Technology, CEO of a previous startup in sales and manufacturing, and has performed lead technical roles at Cummins Westport natural gas engines, dPoint energy recovery systems, and PowerDisc hydrogen fuel cells.
Stephanie is Vice President of All the Things at Rotoliptic, there is virtually no aspect of the organization that she doesn’t positively influence. Beginning in an administration role a few years ago, Steph has become one of the most valuable people within Rotoliptic. She oversees high-level strategy and planning for the organization while continuing to support the team across the board.
She has had the privilege of working in several different industries with a variety of different people, from large corporate environments to service start-ups, to non-profits and companies that are pushing the boundaries of technology.
Aside from Stephanie’s massive impact at Rotoliptic, she is also pursuing an MBA at the University of Victoria to pursue her desire for continued education.
Braden has a broad range of experience in entrepreneurship, engineering and manufacturing downhole tools for the oil and gas industry. His experience spawns from oilfield operating experience in Alberta and founding a successful venture-backed startup, Monashee Pumps, developing high durability mud motors for coil tubing and directional drilling services.
Braden is a registered professional engineer, and has both Bachelor and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Dalhousie University. Braden holds several patents, and both the academic and business worlds have honoured his innovation and entrepreneurship with several awards, including 1st place in Innovative Design & the WR Petri Design Awards at the 2010 Canadian Engineering Competition, and the 2013 Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal for his engineering and entrepreneurial endeavours while completing his Master’s at Dalhousie University. Braden’s has been working first-hand with technology development and commercialization with Rotoliptic since 2019, and is excited to represent Rotoliptic’s commercial products and continued development efforts to operators and oilfield service partners.
Rogan is one of Rotoliptic’s senior applications engineers, leading efforts for pump trials with oilfield operators. He is a Professional Engineer licensed with EGBC.
He has four years of post-graduate work experience in research and development, manufacturing, and sales. Rogan’s ability to discuss and interpret novel ideas and develop those ideas into prototypes has been instrumental for Rotoliptic’s growth over his time with the company. Aside from his objective feats, Rogan is an absolute dynamo for the team and continuously sets the pace for work ethic.
Before joining Rotoliptic, Peter secured a bachelor’s & master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, specializing in clean technology. He was a member of CSI for two years, completing tasks such as burner management, skid design, and heat exchanger design.
Peter has now been at Rotoliptic for six years, leading our technical design team. He works closely with manufacturers to create designs that will produce the best possible pump for oilfield operators. He, along with Robert Pearson, give Rotoliptic its geometric edge over other all metal positive displacement pumps. Peter is a key member of the team and possesses indispensable knowledge on design projects.
Emanuel is one of Rotoliptic’s earliest team members, joining the company in 2018. The majority of his tenure was spent managing the R&D lab but has since moved into a larger manufacturing and testing role. Emanuel now has over 10 years in product development, paired with his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and diploma as a mechanical engineer technologist, he is a major cog in the Rotoliptic system. Nowadays, Emanuel is focusing on scaling manufacturing and testing capabilities of Rotoliptic.
Josée has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Energy Systems and Thermodynamics. She is currently our Lead of Materials Science at Rotoliptic conducting research and design projects. Her R&D testing analysis on material programs will be a major contributor to Rotoliptic’s continued success in the artificial lift industry.
Phelim Larkin is the R&D Lab Manager, overseeing a wealth of activities throughout different programs. Originally from Ireland, Phelim has over a decade of experience in a broad field of engineering roles.
He has experience in all aspects of planning, design and experiment execution in a developmental mechanical engineering setting, from conception to commercialization.
Prior to joining Rotoliptic in 2018, Robert graduated UBC with a B.A.Sc in Integrated engineering, specializing in mechanical and electrical engineering.
Now, Robbie is developing new rotor and stator geometries, as well as other previously unrealized technologies. Being our lead systems analyst, he generates computational modelling of pump performance characteristics, such as fluid slip, friction torque, and stress distributions. His work in CMM programming, metrological analysis, and geometry optimization is a crucial aspect of Rotoliptic’s success.
Meaghan is the heart & soul of Rotoliptic, predominantly managing logistics and company culture. Her organization and keen attention to detail keeps the team and vendors on schedule. Meaghan came from a combined 20 years’ experience in education and administration. Since arriving at Rotoliptic, she has done a terrific job of identifying key aspects of her responsibilities to streamline processes and take on an even larger role within the company.
With a well-founded knowledge and experience in sales and marketing, Connor joined Rotoliptic in a support role, growing into a key member of the sales and operations team. He graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in marketing. Following this, he travelled to Australia where he built his sales resume, leading teams in the non-profit industry.
Now, Connor leads digital marketing activities for Rotoliptic, handles inventory management, quality assurance, and purchasing.
Neill joined Rotoliptic as a mechanical technician in the R&D lab where he tests different variations of all metal pumps and reports the findings to the greater team. He has a mixture of shop experience and civil engineering technical background ranging from woodworking to materials testing to structural design and project management of residential and commercial developments.