our people

The BASE Engineering family is tight knit group of 50 talented individuals who seek to improve BASE and our products on a daily basis. Our employees are truly invested in their work and making a difference in the oil & gas industry one day at a time. 

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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 operations

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

Vice-President Marketing & NPD

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

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.

 

Laura Lunn

MARKETING coordinator

As the newest addition to the BASE team in 2017, Laura graduated from NBCC Saint John from the Business Administration - Marketing program. She handles all aspects of advertising, social media, event planning and web design. 

 

jASON LEVINE

Eastern Regional Sales manager

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

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

Engineering Lead - firmware/hardware

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.

 

RICHARD FABRIZI 

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 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

customer service manager

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

ACCOUNTs payable

Christina has been a part of the BASE family for 15 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.

 

STEVEN DAYE

Shipping and Receiving

Steve, who joined BASE 9 years ago, has over 25 years of shipping and receiving experience. He is responsible for all products, both incoming and outgoing, as well as all customs and import/export related affairs.

 

Benjamin Wade

Production manager

Coming from the automotive industry as a parts and service manager, as well as a service tech, BJ started from the ground up as a system builder in 2006, and earned his way to become the current production manager & purchaser. In his 12 years of experience with BASE Engineering, BJ has been a critical asset to the company with his in depth knowledge the BASE product line.

 
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Matthew Reed

engineering lead - software

Matt joined BASE in 2017, bringing over 10 years of software experience, specializing in web and mobile technologies. He holds a Computer Programmer-Analyst diploma from NBCC and a Bachelor of Applied Management degree from UNB Saint John. Matt will be leading the BASEstation software team, as well as developing Software-as-a-Service offerings.