Services and Solutions Process Group

For 15 years, the Gerrie Process Group has specialized in Modern Control System design based on proven Rockwell Automation technology. We have enabled our customer's advancement when traditional control system infrastructures no longer meet the business needs in today's IIOT connected world.

Ian Bain
Instrumentation Application Specialist

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Ian comes to Gerrie Electric with over 25 years experience in the process instrumentation world with over 6 years of that spent working at Endress+Hauser and over 14 years at Lakeside Process Controls.

His strengths lie in analyzing process parameters and selecting the best, most economical technology for the application.

Ian lives in Mississauga with his wife, two stepdaughters and their three dogs.

Majid Kakaee
Process Services Technician

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Majid is a graduate of control engineering at University of Technology with master’s degree in communication engineering.

He is working as (Endress+Hauser) Authorized Service Provider (ASP), with a solid background in control and instrumentation field for troubleshooting, commissioning and calibration using software and technology. Majid worked on Honeywell DCS and ESD, PKS Experian, Safety Manager, Safety Builder, Emerson DCS Delta, HIMA Smart Safety. Performed on-site, repair and/or installation control and measurement instruments of customer equipment on existing and new plant equipment and processes.

Luke Young
Group Manager


As manager of the Services & Solutions business within Gerrie’s Automation Group, Luke supports the Instrumentation, Rockwell Automation Services, and Gerrie Process Teams.  Luke is a master electrician who owned/operated a successful electrical & communications network infrastructure contracting business in the Niagara Region for many years.  His experience with designing, installing, and maintaining power, controls, instrumentation, and network infrastructure systems in the industrial marketplace, combined with his service business management skills, assist him in leading this group within Gerrie Electric.

Caroline Morton
Service and Solutions Program Coordinator

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Caroline part of the Automation Group and is responsible for promoting and execution of Gerrie Electric and Rockwell Automation services & solutions to customers. Caroline the key point of contact for all activities relating to customer success, training, ASP services, Services & Solutions projects and customer contracts. 

Matthew Oberding
Junior Automation Service Technician


Matthew is a graduate from Mohawk College, completing the Electrical Engineering Technology course with a focus on Control. He has also completed training with Rockwell for Authorized Service Provider (ASP) services.

Matthew has experience in the automation control field over various industrial industries where he can assist and implement DCS/SCADA, PLC and computer-based control systems. Matthew also has experience in drive start-ups and electrical control panel auditing.

Darby Blake
Channel Asset Management Professional


Darby is a part of the Automation group and is responsible for logistics related to remanufacturing and parts management. She has worked as a welder in manufacturing and repair shops for nearly a decade. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sustainability, she is the driving force behind our Repair and Inventory+ programs.  

She lives in Hamilton with her partner and four cats. 

Milad Azadi
Sr. IIoT & Process Consultant


He is an accomplished Automation Engineer with extensive experience in advanced automation systems across diverse industries. He is an ISA Senior Member, Certified Automation Professional (CAP) from ISA, and a Project Management Professional (PMP). Milad specializes in developing and deploying SCADA systems for real-time monitoring and control of factory operations. He has led the integration and optimization of complex machinery using PLCs, advanced process control, DCS, IIoT technologies, and artificial intelligence, significantly enhancing productivity and process efficiency.

He adopts a holistic approach to automation, focusing on both technological implementation and business growth. He is dedicated to leveraging emerging technologies and data analytics to stay at the forefront of Industry 4.0. His commitment to continuous learning and professional development, supported by credentials from prestigious institutions, ensures that his skills remain up-to-date with the latest advancements in automation.

Amritha Sathish
Sr. IIoT & Process Application Specialist


Amritha comes from an EPC background, where she was responsible for engineering and coordinating instrumentation and controls between various vendors in coal-based power plants. She also worked as a proposals engineer with a major Australian contracting company involved in oil and gas, power, steel, and infrastructure projects.

Amritha holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering. She is a process application specialist and provides customer quotations and technical information on Instrumentation products.

Mehdi Yousefzadeh
Process Application Specialist, Central Region

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Mehdi is a seasoned Process Application Specialist in the Automation group at Gerrie Electric, with over 15 years of experience in industrial automation. He excels in selling and supporting instrument applications.

Holding a master's degree in MBA-Strategy and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Mehdi is proficient in the sales of instruments and control valves, providing expert technical support and customer consultation. 

His diverse background spans various industries, including Oil & Gas, petrochemicals, and food and beverage.