Our People


Steve Belyea – President & CEO

In 1933, Steve’s grandfather built one of the first high-tech fuel delivery trucks in Canada for K.C. Irving of Irving Oil. This entrepreneurial spirit was carried through the Belyea family and after an impressive career involving aviation refueling and fleet management, Steve Belyea founded BASE Engineering in 1996.


Toby Bourque – Vice-President

Before joining BASE in 2003, Toby had already established himself in the electronics field as a Director for a local consumer electronics company. With over 23 year’s experience in the remote control and electronics industry, he has helped countless companies in various industries grow their profits, increase the safety of their employees, and improve their business’ efficiency. An accomplished and ambitious individual, Toby has earned a B.B.A. from the University of New Brunswick, is a Level 3 Coach, and holds the title of Learning Facilitator with the National Coaching Certification Program.

Mark Straka VP BASE USA

Mark Straka – Vice-President, BASE USA

With just over 23 years working in Refined Petroleum, Aviation, LPG, and Industrial markets, Mark is recognized as an industry expert in Measurement, Mobile Technology, Automation and System Integration. With his entrepreneurial spirit and a knack for innovative thinking, he will undoubtedly be a key player in BASE’s Global Expansion and will help being the company to new heights.

Jill Harvey

Jill Harvey – Controller

Jill joined BASE in 2004 with over 10 years’ accounting experience in both the IT industry and public sector. Jill has since become an integral part of the BASE team and holds a professional designation as a Chartered Accountant. She is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s B.B.A. program.

Alexandra Hale

Alexandra Hale – Marketing Coordinator

Alexandra joined BASE in January 2014 after graduating from Mount Saint Vincent University’s B.PR. program and has a background in marketing and communications. A highly driven individual, Alexandra will be instrumental in helping BASE grow and expand upon their already sterling reputation as an industry leader for the petroleum distribution industry.


Jason LeVine – Director of Sales

Jason came to BASE in May 2013 with over 10 strong years of petroleum industry sales and client relationship building experience. Since then, he has proven himself an expert on cutting-edge industry technology and has demonstrated an unrivaled passion for customer service. A former Marine, Jason holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, a Masters in Sociology.

Christina Desjardins

Christina Desjardins – Chief Engineer

Christina is a graduate of University of New Brunswick’s B. Eng. Program and chose to join us at BASE during her required work terms. Upon graduation, she took the title of Development Engineer, helped our engineering department thrive and has since developed into our Chief Engineer.

Ryan Short

Ryan Short – Hardware/Firmware Engineer

Ryan is one of BASE’s newest members and joins us with 6 years of hardware and firmware design experience. He focuses on improving the products that made BASE an industry leader and developing new technology to drive us into our next generation of products. Ryan holds a B. Eng. from the University of New Brunswick.

Rich Fabrizi

Richard Fabrizi – Lead Software Engineer/BASEstation Product Manager

Richard joined BASE in July 2013 with over 13 years of Senior IT and programming experience in the petroleum industry. A graduate of Seneca College’s Computer Programming and Analysis program, his well-developed skills have allowed him to become a key player in both existing and new product design and development.

Mac MacLeod

Mac McLeod – Inside Sales

Mac joined BASE in 2006 after working as a fabricator, traveling repairman, and troubleshooting specialist with Irving Oil. An expert on all things BASE, Mac is the main point of contact for inside sales and offers support through technical assistance.

Steve Abbott

Steve Abbott – Technical Support

Steve joined BASE in 2012 after working in the electrical industry for 15 years. He is a  electronics technician, industrial electrician and possesses knowledge on industrial instrumentation. Steve is the main point of contact for technical assistance.

Christina Lackey

Christina Lackey – Accounting Assistant

Christina has been a part of the BASE family for 12 years. She is a graduate of the Business Technology program at NBCC and is a member of our financial department, handling everything from accounts payable to inventory.

Fran McDevitt – Administrative Assistant

Fran has been the friendly voice of BASE for the past 5 years. With a diploma in Administrative Assistance from NBCC and soldering courses under her belt, Fran handles everything from reception, to production, to order input.

Steve Daye – Shipping and Receiving

Steve joined BASE 6 years ago with 21 years of shipping and receiving experience. Always able to rise to the challenge, Steve keeps our product moving out the door quickly and without fail.