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Our management team is proud to head a company that is knowledgeable, passionate, and always pursues the best for our clients.

Jason Burtney
Director of Engineering

Jason is the Director of Engineering at Kova Engineering Saskatchewan Ltd., where he has been an integral part of the team since 1996. Since joining the organization, Jason has worked in various capacities to ensure the success and satisfaction of its clients. His unwavering commitment to local industry and his extensive experience have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the organization.

As a professional engineer, Jason’s registered area of practice is in designing and analyzing industrial structures such as cranes, platforms, and under the hook lifting devices. He's also well-versed in structural steel design in compliance with applicable codes and regulations. With years of experience in weld design, quality assurance, non-destructive testing, and failure analysis, Jason has become an expert in his field.

Jason has developed long-term partnerships and relationships with various clients and employees, playing a key role in the growth of the organization. As the Director of Engineering, he leads a team of skilled professionals and he is dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the most challenging engineering problems.

When he's not working, Jason is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoys spending time with his family and lives in Saskatoon with his wife and two children.

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Jordan Gaucher
Inspection Manager

Jordan is a Senior Inspector and Manager of Inspection services in Saskatoon for Kova Engineering Saskatchewan Ltd. He has worked for Kova, in the inspection field, for twenty five years throughout Saskatchewan, Canada, United States and Kyrgyzstan.

Jordan is a Civil Engineering Technologist whose accomplishments include obtaining a level 3 in welding inspection through the Canadian Welding Bureau, holding various non-destructive testing tickets through the Canadian General Standards Board and helping establish the high standards of quality and safety within Kova Engineering Saskatchewan Ltd.

His inspection background is in crane and lift equipment, under the hook lifting devices, structural steel (commercial and Industrial buildings), bridges, water towers, atmospheric tanks and other industrial structures in accordance with applicable codes and regulations. He has significant experience in the welding industry, code, specifications, non-destructive testing and quality assurance fields.

Jordan enjoys golf and hopes to do more traveling with his wife Kim in the coming years.

He is a proud father of three daughters and grandfather to one granddaughter who all reside in Saskatoon.

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Aditya Garg
General Manager

Aditya is the General Manager of Kova Engineering (Saskatchewan) Ltd. With over 30 years of Industrial experience, he has progressed through leadership roles in OEM’s and MRO’s and prides himself on adaptability and sustainable approaches to transformation.

Prior to joining KOVA, Aditya led teams in Canada, China and the USA with CNH Industrial, with prior experiences at Hitachi, Standard Aero and Ford New Holland. His professional interests lie in Strategy deployment, Health & Safety, Product Quality, Sales & Operations Planning, Supply Chain Management, Asset management, Financials, Product Development, Project Management, People Development, Lean methodology, Sustainability, Governance and Management Standards.

Aditya has lived in Saskatoon, Fargo, Harbin and Winnipeg since 1990, with prior stays in Baton Rouge, Lusaka, Pune and Bombay. Both he and his wife enjoy travel and he is always ready to share a related story, or two. He is most proud of his 3 daughters respectively engaged in Education, Health Care and Marine Ecology with conscious efforts on social justice and sustainability

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Simon Woods
Engineering Services Manager

Simon is the Engineering Services Manager of Kova Engineering Saskatchewan Ltd. He has been working at Kova since 2008 in a variety of roles beginning with non-destructive testing and field reporting, progressing to engineering design and analysis, and eventually finding his current role balancing analytical, mentorship, and managerial demands within Kova’s Engineering Services Group.

Simon began his professional career with Kova Engineering, while completing a M.Sc. degree at the U of S on the study of vibration control in under-actuated structural systems. Simon’s professional interests include many technical areas including mechanics of materials, finite element analysis, dynamics and vibration, structural optimization as well as practical interests in mechanical/structural design and effective coaching and leadership.

Simon lives in Saskatoon with his wife and two boys. He loves to stay active and outdoors and can often be found playing (or coaching) soccer, cycling, running and hanging out with his boys. His family loves to take holidays away from work at many of the beautiful northern Saskatchewan lakes, spending time hiking, paddling, exploring and relaxing.

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Derek Horvath
Inspection Manager - Regina

Derek is the Regina Inspection Manager of Kova Engineering (Saskatchewan) Ltd. With 25 years of industrial experience, he is focused on quality inspections, customer satisfaction, and employee development and safety. He leads by example and enjoys being in the field guiding staff and maintaining customer relations.

His current qualifications include CWB Level 3 visual inspection, CGSB Level 2 MT, Level 2 PT and Level 1 UT inspection tickets. His professional interests lie in Health & Safety, Product Quality, Sales & Operations Planning, Product Development, People Development, and Retention.

Derek currently lives in White City, SK. Both he and his wife enjoy travel and spending time at their cabin with friends and family. He is most proud of his 2 children who are currently enrolled at the U of R.

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Steven Stinson
Director of Inspection

Steve is a highly experienced professional engineer at Kova Engineering (Saskatchewan) Ltd. with over a decade of service under his belt. His registered area of practice includes analyzing and designing complex structures such as cranes, platforms, and other industrial structures. Steve is a seasoned expert in weld design, non-destructive testing, and quality assurance, making him an invaluable asset to the team.

Steve's commitment to building lasting relationships has been an essential element of the organization's success. He invests his time and energy into clients, colleagues, and the community, creating meaningful connections that contribute to the organization's growth.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys woodworking and creating unique designs that showcase his creativity and attention to detail. He lives in Regina with his family and their three beloved dogs.

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Paul Caughlin
Senior Engineer

Paul has several years of experience working on projects for the heavy industrial sector in Saskatchewan and Alberta as both a mechanical and structural engineer. He has permission to consult in an exceptionally wide range of fields. For the last several years, Paul and his team of engineers and technologists have primarily provided engineering services for fabricators building large mining and power-generation process equipment.

In 2012, Paul completed a master’s degree focused on structural and geotechnical engineering. His thesis project used finite element analysis techniques to examine the soil-structure interaction of deep and shallow foundation supporting columns subject to high moments.

What sets Paul apart from his peers is his experience with computer-aided analysis techniques and his ability to interpret results in the context of code and standard requirements.

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Contact Us

Regina Field Office

#4 2102 E Redbear Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan

Phone: (306) 585-6001
Fax: (306) 585-2993

Saskatoon Head Office

311 Wheeler Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Phone: (306) 652-9229
Fax: (306) 249-1059