OUR HISTORY

The Canadian Gas Processors Association (CGPA) was incorporated in 1959 with a mandate to share technical information regarding gas processing. Over time the association has evolved and now provides excellent forums for the exchange of technical and commercial information, networking, education and scholarships, addressing industry issues through its LARAC and the recognition of gas companies’ safety records through its Safety Awards. The CGPA is a non profit organization and in the past has relied solely on its members and volunteers to be effective. The CGPA is well recognized for its contribution to the gas processing industry and is well respected.

The Canadian Gas Processing Suppliers Association (CGPSA) was formed in 1960 to meet and discuss the problems and concerns in the gas processing industry. The CGPSA also participates in the coordination of the technical conferences and organizes social functions that allow networking amongst industry members. The CGPSA is a not for profit organization and relies solely on its membership to meet its goals and objectives. The CGPSA has a membership of 300 companies and over 750 persons.

Representatives from the Board of Directors of the CGPA and the CGPSA formed a committee in 2003 to look at ways to work more closely together and to provide value added for both associations and their membership. The conclusion of the committee was that the mandates and objectives of both associations were essentially the same, that there already existed a great deal of cooperation and overlap of duties between groups, that the distinction between what is a processor or a supplier is becoming less defined and confusing and that a merger would not degrade the effectiveness of the associations but enhance it through more cooperation and better communication.

In June 2004, CGPA and CGPSA each held general membership meetings and presented a motion to amalgamate. Each motion received wide support and was declared carried.

Effective January 1, 2005 both CGPA and CGPSA wound up their operations and forwarded their assets to the amalgamated association which has been named Gas Processing Association Canada (GPA Canada).

OUR MISSION

  • Be an organization that will serve the needs of the processors, suppliers, relevant industry associations and other parties affected by the natural gas processing industry
  • Respond and interact with external parties on relevant and significant issues affecting the natural gas processing industry
  • Promote improved safety awareness and performance
  • Promote improved environmental awareness and performance
  • Promote research and provide educational resources in the area of natural gas processing

MEET THE BOARD

GREG BURY

PRESIDENT

Phone: 403.465.2998
Email: president@gpacanada.com

PAUL HOMIK

PAST PRESIDENT

Phone: 403.680.7049
Email: pastpresident@gpacanada.com

GERARDO LECLAIR

VICE PRESIDENT

Phone: 403.796.2401
Email: membership@gpacanada.com

JONATHAN BALINT

TREASURER

Phone: 403.826.7849
Email: treasurer@gpacanada.com

KEVIN BONDE

TECHNICAL LUNCHES DIRECTOR

Email: programs@gpacanada.com

JAMES VAN DER LEE

PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Phone: 403.926.3587
Email: programs@gpacanada.com

HOWARD SMITH

G.A.S. LIASON

Phone: 403.874.5366
Email: gasliason@gpacanada.com

THU DUNCAN-NGUYEN

ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR

Phone: 403.862.8292
Email: entertainment@gpacanada.com

SAFETY DIRECTOR

Position open, interested?

ELLIE FODEN

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Email: marketing@gpacanada.com

RON ESPIRITU

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Email: membership@gpacanada.com