Announcing Our New General Manager for Calgary Operations

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Richard Deis as the new General Manager for our Calgary operations.

With over two decades of experience in the Geomatics Industry, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership, and innovation to our team. His expertise and vision align perfectly with our mission to deliver precise, reliable, and cutting-edge surveying solutions to our clients.

I’m excited to build on our past success in Calgary, and honoured to lead our passionate, talented, and exceptional team. Looking forward to continue to deliver client focused solutions and services, while having fun doing it!

Richard Deis, General Manager of Calgary Operations

Richard’s career is marked by a series of significant achievements, working on a wide range of projects throughout his time at Challenger. He started with us back in May 2004 as an inter for 16 months and then returned once he graduated in 2006. Over the years, Richard has worked on a diverse range of projects, including large scale urban construction sites, complex infrastructure surveys in remote areas, and comprehensive planning and development support for the Oil and Gas Industry.  His ability to adapt to different environments and project requirements has earned him a reputation as a versatile and effective leader.

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Richard in 2005 using a 3D Scanner.

Wellsite survey, Fort Liard, Canadian Oil Forest

Working on a wellsite survey in Fort Liard in 2009

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Still hard at work in the field just months ago in 2023.







Working with Richard has been an absolute pleasure. He exemplifies quiet leadership and serves as a role model for us all at Challenger. His dedication to solving problems and offering insights through logical thought and deep analysis is truly commendable. Richard has earned the respect of all his colleagues, and there is no doubt that he will excel in his new role. I look forward to working with Richard even more closely in the years ahead.

Mike Lee, Vice President, Operations – Alberta

Richard’s philosophy centers around understanding the unique needs of each client and delivering tailored solutions that exceed expectations. He is known for his hands-on approach and his dedication to maintaining open lines of communication throughout project lifecycles. Under his leadership, our Calgary team will continue to prioritize client satisfaction, ensuring that every project is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Richard in the field in both the Yukon and Nunavut (a LONG time ago) and throughout the years on Challenger’s board of directors. Richard was one of the first to graduate from our Leaders Of Tomorrow program. He will add his trademark of thoughtfulness and humour to his new role. I’m looking forward to watching him continue his client focused approach to his work.” 

Paul Burbidge, Chief Executive Officer and President

We are excited about the future of our Calgary operation with Richard leading the way. He will be instrumental in driving our growth and expanding our services in the region. We are confident that his vision and expertise will not only enhance our existing projects but also open new opportunities for innovation and collaboration.

Please join us in welcoming Richard Deis as the General Manager of Calgary Operations. We look forward to the positive impact he will have on our operations and the continued success of our clients’ projects under his guidance.

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