Western Air & Power LTD.

Our People

Geoff Howard

Geoff Howard

Partner/Owner of Western Air & Power Ltd since 2004, and currently the President. Geoff started with Western Air & Power in 2003 and has been involved in the HVAC industry in Calgary since 1997.
Geoff manages the team at Western Air & Power Ltd. and is an expert in humidification, heat rejection and industrial HVAC applications.
Geoff is registered with APEGA as a P. Eng. and received his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Manitoba is 1997. Geoff is also a past president of the Southern Alberta Chapter of ASHRAE.
Hobbies include woodworking, golf, skiing and mountain biking.

Nevin Burne

Nevin Burne

Partner/Owner Western Air & Power Ltd since 2004, company president from 2004-2018, started with R R Burne Sales in 1986.
Nevin’s area of expertise are commercial cooling tower parts/service/new design and selection, water filtration systems, computer room/precision cooling and ultrasonic humidification applications.
Nevin has lived in Calgary since 1975.
Hobbies include golf, tennis, hockey, mountain biking, and sports card collecting.

Brant Zurawell

Brant Zurawell

Born and raised in Calgary, Brant Zurawell has been in the HVAC industry for 15 years.
Brant’s commitment to getting you the right solution for the application and specializes in technical sales for industrial/commercial applications.
Brant has his MET and CET designations.
Brant spends his free time hunting, fishing, snowboarding, golfing, and working on his house and cars.

Rhiannon Evison

Rhiannon Evison

Often wearing a friendly smile, Rhiannon enjoys problem solving and puzzles; a quality which fuels her desire to assist industry colleagues and help them find solutions to their technical challenges.
Alberta born and raised, Rhiannon is a University of Calgary educated mechanical engineer currently employed as Technical Sales Engineer at Western Air & Power Ltd.
Rhiannon worked previously for 8 years as a mechanical design engineer/project manager at AECOM, where her focus was designing components of the Calgary International Airport (YYC) including new terminal, airport peripheral buildings and retrofits to the existing domestic terminal building. Rhiannon’s work experience and continuing education has earned her P.Eng. status with APEGA, LEED Accredited Professional status, a certification in project management and completion of Dale Carnegie Sales Training.
In April 2015, Rhiannon switched into her current sales role at Western Air & Power Ltd. Rhiannon’s attention is now aimed at assisting our customer engineers, contractors, owners with design and construction of various projects. She specializes in humidification systems, heat rejection via evaporative, adiabatic, dry cooling equipment and air conditioning systems. Rhiannon climbs cooling tower ladders like a ninja and willingly crawls around ceiling spaces or wherever her job requires to investigate or troubleshoot HVAC equipment.
Outside of work, Rhiannon loves the mountains and being outdoors. She spends most of her spare time skiing and travelling with her family, and her friends. Her mildly competitive spirit motivates her to compete in local golf tournaments and show jumping events with her horse Perry.
Sometime, while working on a project with Rhiannon, ask her about the time she competed in the 2007 Dodgeball World Championships in Las Vegas, NV.

Spencer Olsen

Spencer Olsen

Born and raised in Calgary, Spencer Olsen has been in the mechanical industry for approximately 25 years.
Spencer started as a mechanical designer for a Mechanical Engineering Consulting firm, moving on to sales about thirteen years ago. This coincided with Spencer uprooting his family and moving across the country to southwest Ontario. While in Ontario he was exposed to the sales side of the industry working in the projects department at a company called Ideal Supply.
Spencer joined Western Air & Power in the summer of 2013 following his return to Calgary after a five (5) year stretch spent in southern Ontario.
His duties now include start-ups and troubleshooting equipment on site. If you have a technical question about any Dristeem product Spencer can probably help you through it.
While you can often find Spencer out on the bike paths in the summer you will most likely see him trying to stay young at heart while he tries to keep up to his kids.

Denis Couture

Denis Couture

Born and raised in Manitoba, and moved to Alberta in the late 60’s.
Denis is presently in the role of replacement parts sales & warehouse operation for the past 9 years. Denis started his career in material management and operations and moved into warehousing and logistics in 1973.
Denis’ goals are to ensure to provide our customer requirements with accuracy and a reasonable timeline for all our product lines.
Denis’ interests include spending quality time with his kids and grandchildren. He also enjoys golfing and the banter of his cohorts off and on the course.

Troy Parker

Troy Parker

Born and raised in Calgary, Troy has stayed close to his roots, living in the Calgary area all his life.
Troy earned his B. Sc. in Computer Information Systems and spent 20+ years in infrastructure and operations. Troy went on to earn his CPA, CMA designation in 2014, where has moved onto accounting and operations.
Troy joined Western Air & Power in the fall of 2015 where he manages the accounting and office operations while helping the owners with financial planning in his role as controller.
Outside of work, Troy enjoys spending time with friends and family hiking in the mountains, biking around Calgary, and working on classic cars.

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