Darcy Black, CET, PMP Appointed Vice President Engineering – Edmonton

CALGARY, October 18, 2022 – Dynamysk Automation announced today it has appointed Darcy Black, CET, PMP as Vice President Engineering – Edmonton.

Black joined Dynamysk in February of this year as Senior Project Manager and was focused on managing some of the company’s largest engineering projects, including the retrofit of a Newfoundland gasoline refinery to renewable biofuels. With demand for the company’s engineering services increasing in Northern Alberta, Black will prioritize continued growth of the Edmonton based engineering team in order to provide an even higher level of project execution and engineering support to industrial clients in that area.

“Darcy brings a wealth of technical and business knowledge to support the growth of our Edmonton area engineering business, a key corporate strategy going forward,” stated John Lisoway, President, Dynamysk. “We are very pleased he has accepted the position of Vice President Engineering for our rapidly growing Northern Alberta team, and look forward to continued growth and expansion in that region.”

Black has 25 years of industrial automation experience, with deep expertise in process control, control systems design, engineering and process automation. Prior to joining Dynamysk, he held positions of progressively increasing seniority at Suncor Energy, Worley, Emerson Automation Solutions, Autopro Automation Ltd. and mCloud Technologies Inc.

About Dynamysk Automation

Dynamysk is a Canadian enterprise specializing in delivering fully integrated lifecycle solutions in the industrial Instrumentation, Controls, Electrical (ICE), and Functional Safety disciplines. This includes all phases of a project from Engineering through Fabrication, Construction, Inspections, Commissioning and Maintenance. Founded in 2006 and with office locations in Calgary, Alberta and Sherwood Park, Alberta, Dynamysk has completed projects for clients in Canada, the United States and overseas.

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Announcing the new IOS app for RFO Central

Using paper checklists when you are commissioning a project is inefficient at best, and, at worst, can lead to incomplete documentation without you even being aware.

RFO Central, Dynamysk’s powerful cloud-based completions software, is now available as an IOS app, in addition to the existing Android app, allowing you to complete checklists digitally, either on- or off-line, and easily attach photos as part of the documentation process.

Everything is synced back to RFO Central so the dashboard and reports are always up to date and at your fingertips.

Watch the video below to see the RFO Central IOS app in action, and contact us if you’d like to see a full demo, or learn more about RFO Central.

New Management Dashboard in RFO Central Provides Instant, Real-time Visibility

Managing a completions project is a complex undertaking. A medium sized project can result in tens of thousands of equipment tags and associated documents. You need visibility, at a glance, to verify you’re on track for start up.

RFO Central, Dynamysk’s powerful cloud-based completions software now includes a full management dashboard that allows you to easily keep tabs on the status progress of your project, in real-time, without needing to wade through detailed lists of documents.

Watch the video below to see the new Management Dashboard in action, and contact us if you’d like to learn more about using RFO Central on your next project.

Asset Data Capture with RFO Central Fills the Gaps in Your MMS

Your maintenance management software is critically important to your operations, and you’ve invested a lot in it. But much of the asset data you need to make the system really valuable just isn’t there.

RFO Central, Dynamysk’s powerful cloud-based completions software, provides a streamlined way to capture critical asset data in the field to fill the gaps in your maintenance management software, ensuring seamless data continuity and facilitating greater efficiency in operations and maintenance. Simply by arming your field teams with RFO Central as they complete a turnaround, the data points you need can be captured without any additional time or effort.

Watch the video below to see Asset Data Capture in action, and contact us if you’d like to learn more about using RFO Central on your next project.

New Feature Announcement: Easily Import Complete Tag Databases into RFO Central

RFO Central, Dynamysk’s powerful, cloud-based completions software, is constantly being updated with new features, in response to requests and requirements from our customers.

The ability to quickly populate the database by importing asset and tag data from other software packages has always been available, but previously it was only accessible through our support team.

We are pleased to announce that RFO Central now includes the ability for users to perform this import function themselves, via a simple Excel spreadsheet. Checklists are automatically assigned to each tag as they are imported, based on a workflow matrix you define, making it even faster and easier to get your project underway.

Watch the video below to see the import feature in action, and contact us if you’d like to learn more about using RFO Central on your next project.

Cody Ference, P.Eng. Joins Dynamysk

We are very pleased to announce that Cody Ference has joined the rapidly growing Engineering team at Dynamysk in the role of Electrical Engineer, based in our head office in Calgary, Alberta.

Cody has ten years of experience in the industrial automation industry, primarily in the petrochemical, oil and gas, and mining segments. His expertise spans all phases of the project lifecycle from FEED and estimating, to implementation and detailed design, through to as-builts and close out. Cody’s project experience includes working on a range of instrumentation and control system upgrades and migrations, electrical designs for industrial plants, and intrinsically safe and explosion proof designs for hazardous areas, among others.

Prior to joining Dynamysk, Cody was an Electrical Design Engineer at mCloud Technologies Inc. / Autopro Automation. Cody started at Autopro (which was subsequently acquired by mCloud) in 2013.

Cody is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Welcome to the team, Cody!

Kirsten O’Handley Joins Dynamysk

We are very pleased to announce that Kirsten O’Handley has joined the Dynamysk team in the role of Control Systems Engineer.

Kirsten joins the growing Engineering team in our Sherwood Park, Alberta office. Initially she will be assisting with SIS work on a major retrofit project in Eastern Canada where the client is converting a gasoline refinery to biofuels.

“I am excited to be working with a talented and versatile team on a new renewable fuels project,” Kirsten said. “I would like to thank the Dynamysk team for this great opportunity and for a warm welcome. I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the Dynamysk engineering team.”

Kirsten brings knowledge of PLC, DCS and SCADA configuration and programming, network design, and control system hardware design, as well as experience with SIL verification and SIS proof testing. Prior to joining Dynamysk, Kirsten held technical positions with Cybertech Automation, mCloud Technologies and Autopro Automation Ltd.

Kirsten is an E.I.T. (Engineer in Training), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Welcome to the team, Kirsten!

Celebrating 15 Years

This year Dynamysk celebrated 15 years of being in business serving industrial customers in Canada, the United States and overseas. As we wrap up the year, owners John Lisoway, Karen Lisoway and Chuck Martyna take a look back at the last 15 years and reflect on their vision for the company, the team they have built and what the future holds.

Darcy Black Joins Dynamysk Automation

Darcy Black Joins Dynamysk Automation

We are very pleased to announce that Darcy Black has joined the Dynamysk team in the role of Senior Project Manager.

Based in our Sherwood Park, Alberta office, Darcy will manage large engineering projects, with the first being a retrofit to convert a gasoline refinery to biofuels. Darcy will also work with other members of the management team to develop and foster the growth of Dynamysk’s business in central and northern Alberta, with a particular focus on Engineering Services.

“I very much appreciate the warm welcome I received from the Dynamysk team,” Darcy said. “It’s exciting to kick off new renewable fuels initiatives and join a well established group like Dynamysk.”

With more than 25 years of experience under his belt, Darcy brings a wealth of knowledge in industrial automation, including deep expertise in process control, control systems design, engineering and process automation. His knowledge of process control systems, combined with an in-depth understanding of harnessing the vast amounts of data collected by those systems, enables him to provide skilled guidance to industrial customers who are integrating digitization into their operations.

Most recently, Darcy was Vice President, Technical Project Services with mCloud Technologies, where he was accountable for the engineering services line of business. Darcy started at Autopro Automation Ltd. (which was subsequently acquired by mCloud) in 2010, where one of his first assignments was managing the company’s largest ever multi-year control system replacement project, an eight year program.  Darcy was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2015, and then to Vice President in 2020. Prior to joining Autopro, Darcy held progressively senior positions with Suncor Energy, Worley and Emerson Automation Solutions.

Darcy is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.).

Welcome to the team, Darcy!

Dynamysk Supports the Electronic Recycling Association

At Dynamysk, giving back is part of our DNA.

Last week we were pleased to make a donation to the Electronic Recycling Association, a non-profit organization that reduces e-waste by securely repurposing computers and other electronic devices, and redistributing them to charities and families in need.

Learn a little more about ERA on their website: https://lnkd.in/gbEx8fG