Sage

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About Sage

Management Team

Barry Rinehart

Barry Rinehart

Owner / President

Although he might not look old enough to have 34 years of industry experience, Barry has been involved in the oil and gas industry since 1978. Starting as a welding apprentice, he worked his way into the controls group and eventually earned his ticket as an instrumentation and control journeyman. He served for many years in sales management roles with companies such as Lakusta and Toromont Process Systems, until he started Concept Compression, now SAGE Energy Corp, in 2002.

Trent Bruce

Trent Bruce

Owner / Customer Solutions

Trent’s roots in the gas compression and refrigeration business go back to 1986. Began as a Shipper/receiver at Startec Refrigeration and worked his way up to Parts and Service Manager and then Project Manager. Trent then joined Toromont in 1994 as a technical sales rep focusing on natural gas compression and process refrigeration for the oil and gas industry. During his time at Toromont he was an integral part of growing their revenues from $6.5MM to $100MM in the compression market. He started Concept Compression, now SAGE Energy Corp, in 2002.

Karen Narfason

Karen Narfason

Owner / Accounting & Administration

Karen’s educational background includes International Business, Marketing and Business Management. She served as a Market Research Analyst in the gas compression industry from 1997 to 2002, at which time she partnered with Trent Bruce and Barry Rinehart to start Concept Compression, now SAGE Energy Corp.

Blair Cuncannon

Blair Cuncannon

Owner / Screw Compressor Specialist

Blair has 30 years of experience in process refrigeration and gas booster compression systems. His experience includes commissioning, maintenance and trouble shooting compression systems globally. Blair serviced as Service Manager and Technical Support Manager for a major supplier of process systems for fifteen years prior to partnering as an owner with SAGE.

Joe Herauf

Joe Herauf

Engineering Manager

Joe has an extensive engineering background in the oil and gas industry. He began his career with an engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan, serving as a Project Engineer with PetroCanada from 1981 to 1992, and with DPH Engineering from 1993 to 1997. Joe then moved into manufacturing and began engineering compressor control systems from 1997 to 2005. In 2005 he joined SAGE as where he now serves as Engineering Manager.

Andy Kavanagh

Andy Kavanagh

VP Business Development

Andy has over 34 years of industry experience. His expertise includes power generation, reciprocating and screw compression. Andy served for 32 years with Finning Canada specializing in natural gas engines prior to joining SAGE in 2009.

George Trautmann

George Trautmann

General Manager

George has over 25 years of industry experience.His expertise includes field service through to a general manager role. George served for many years with companies such as Pamco and Enerflex until he joined SAGE in 2012.

Joe Kapusin

Joe Kapusin

Vice President Sales

Joe has over 16 years of sales and business development experience in the Oil & Gas services sector in western Canada. Joe has over 14 years of experience in the natural gas compression industry providing design solutions for a broad range of reciprocating and screw compressor applications. Joe previously served with both Enerflex and Toromont Energy Systems prior to joining SAGE in 2013.