Meet The Team
Mr. Downes' past experiences and knowledge of the artificial lift industry have 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.
CTO & Founder
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 and CEO of a previous startup in sales and manufacturing.
Stephanie is Vice President of Corporate at Rotoliptic. 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.
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.
Director of Technology
Before joining Rotoliptic, Peter secured a bachelor’s & master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, specializing in clean technology.
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 is a key member of the team and possesses indispensable knowledge on design projects.
Testing & Manufacturing Manager
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.
Senior Applications Engineer
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.
Corporate Services Manager
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.
Phelim Larkin is Rotoliptic's 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.
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.
Sales & Operations Coordinator
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.
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.
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.