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Gary HunkaGary Hunka, Manager – ASTEC SAFETY-Bonnyville

Owned & Operated by – PRIMCO COMMERCIAL CORP.
As manager of ASTEC SAFETY-Bonnyville, Gary brings management, leadership skills, and a vast knowledge of equipment rentals to the ASTEC  team. Gary has over twenty five years of customer relations experience primarily in the local equipment rental area. He believes that serving customers by delivering on promises is the key to success. His previous experience in sales with ASTEC along with his most recent management role with Primco Dene provides Gary with the skills and abilities to oversee and manage ASTEC SAFETY-Bonnyville as it transitioned to operate under Primco Dene group of companies as a licensee.

His goal is to continue to manage ASTEC SAFETY- Bonnyville with the same tradition and professionalism that is foundational to ASTEC and is proud to continue to work with all of the original staff.
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Cindy Wakefield

 

Cindy Wakefield
Branch Administrator

Cindy has been with us since May 1, 2014. Before joining the ASTEC team, Cindy spent 35 years in the healthcare industry. Within those 35 years, Cindy spent 21 of those as a dietary supervisor/kitchen manager. Cindy brings with her a certificate in Business Education from the Alberta Vocational College out of Edmonton Alberta. She now works at ASTEC as the Branch Administrator at our Bonnyville training & service centre.

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Matt Graham

Matt Graham
Instructor

In 2014, Matt found a way to adapt his skills as a scuba diving and first aid instructor into the safety field by joining our company. Matt worked in the oil patch since 2006 doing fiber optics, electrical and construction, swamping, operating picker trucks, vac truck, water truck, steamer units and much more. Feeling spontaneous, Matt started instructing in Australia as a scuba diving instructor. There he reached Master Scuba Diver Trainer status with PADI. He has now broadened his certifications to incorporate the many courses we teach here at Astec, making him one of our most diverse instructors. Although based out of our Bonnyville location, Matt also travels to help teach courses here in Lloydminster.

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Tim Graham2

Tim Graham
Instructor

Tim joined ASTEC on July 17, 2006. He is one of our instructors, but also carries the roles of corporate Safety Coordinator and Bonnyville Training Manager. In addition, he has a large role in developing client business relationships for ASTEC in the Bonnyville region . Tim was a firefighter with the Bonnyville Fire Department from January 2006 until December 2015, and has been a member of the Bonnyville Oilmen’s Society since 2008. He has experience in drilling rigs and in the safety supervisory/advisor role with high angle and confined space entry. He is highly qualified in a vast number of safety courses, bringing valuable knowledge to the classroom. With his busy career, he always makes time for his wife and family of 4.

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Mike MasseMike Masse
Service Supervisor

Mike has been in charge of overseeing the shop, repair and service of all fire extinguishers, SCBA and gas monitors at Astec Safety’s Bonnyville location since 2011. Before joining Astec, Mike had 17 years of experience working in the oil industry, servicing fire extinguishers, SCBAs, installing and inspecting kitchen suppression systems, as well as gas monitors. He was a plant operator for 5 years in the Lakeland area, and had the opportunity to manage and train new hires and summer students in the oil plants.

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trevorTrevor Platz
Safety Technician

Trevor has worked for ASTEC Safety since June 2015.  He works as a Shop Technician with fire extinguishers and as well as in the mobile unit on site.  Trevor brings his experience in Heavy Equipment parts to our organization.  He previously apprenticed as a heavy duty technician prior to working as a Red Seal Heavy Duty Technician.  His expertise in this area is an asset to ASTEC Safety. 

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PauletteSaintPaulette Saint
Contract Instructor

Paulette is one of ASTEC’s contract instructors for First Aid, as well as defensive driving for about three years now. Before joining ASTEC, she worked at the Bonnyville Health Center for 22 years. There, she experienced working as an LPN on all units and in the CSR department doing sterilization for the OR and the rest of the hospital. Paulette has a diploma in Nursing from the Red Deer Community College, and has furthered her training with ASTEC. On her down time, Paulette is proud to have a small family farm that keeps her busy when she is not instructing.

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