Leadership Team

Delta Controls has boardroom stability that other companies would be envious of – the four founding partners are still active board members.  In addition, as appropriate to a company of Delta Control’s stature, there is now an experienced team of senior managers in place, who bring decades of industry experience, and a fresh outside perspective. 

But Delta Controls' wealth of experience doesn't just come from management. Our employee turnover is exceptionally low, which reflects our culture as a genuine team.  With a ‘Do it right’ philosophy, our employees have a very clear guide in how they should act. And when you know what the company stands for and how you contribute, you have happy, stable, performing teams.  Our employee satisfaction rating indicates that’s what we have, year in, year out. 

To find out more about working at Delta Controls, and the wide range of stimulating roles we have please see our people profiles on the Careers pages.
 


 

Brian Goodchild

President

President and Co-founder of ESC Automation (1980) and Delta Controls Inc.  Brian, like many entrepreneurs, is a visionary. He saw the changes in microprocessor technology in the late 70s as an opportunity to further improve the performance of buildings. Brian spearheaded the development of one of the first direct digital control systems.  Brian has stayed at the helm of Delta Controls, constantly pushing innovation, now a third generation control system, and the world’s first integrated native BACnet HVAC, Access and Lighting control product line.

Brian has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and graduated from the Microprocessor Control and Digital Techniques program at BCIT.


Raymond Rae

Raymond Rae

Vice President

Raymond Rae is the Vice President of Delta Controls Inc. and co-founded the Delta Controls Group in 1980.  An industry veteran, Raymond was a founding director of the BACnet Manufacturers association, which became the industry body BACnet International, and was a founding corporate member of the BMA.  Raymond has enjoyed more than 35 years in the HVAC industry, and has an extensive background, including: energy auditing, computerized building simulations, system commissioning, controls, engineering, product certifications, design, and marketing. Raymond has been a member of ASHRAE since 1984.


John Nicholls

John Nicholls

Executive Vice President

John, a graduate of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nottingham in the UK, engineered all across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia before settling in France for 3 years as CEO of a controls company based in Paris. Back in the UK in 1991, he became VP for Sales & Marketing at Andover Controls, and then CEO of Andover Controls for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

John was part of the Delta family for many years before becoming our EVP, and was instrumental in the creation of Delta Poland and Delta Germany.


Bobbi Bhangu

Bobbi Bhangu

Chief Financial Officer

Bobbi Bhangu has been in the HVAC/Controls industry for her entire career.  She started with the Delta family working with ESC Automation as a systems integrator, and was responsible for implementing an industry leading job costing system, which continues to serve the business today.  After completing her CGA in 1999 she joined Delta Controls in 2000.  Responsible for the IT functions as well as corporate finance for Delta Controls, Bobbi is an integral member of the executive team, a strategic and practical business thinker.”


Erhard Dobler

Erhard Dobler

Executive Vice President Global Sales

Erhard is another controls industry insider, having worked at ESC, Canada’s largest building systems integrator, and Distech Controls, where Erhard was Vice President of International & OEM Sales.  During this time, he was also an active board member of LonMark International.  He originally joined Delta Controls in 2008 as Director of International Sales, and his responsibilities have grown to lead the entire global sales team and their business activities.

Erhard has an Energy Instrumentation Electronics degree from the Industry & Handelskammer in Germany.


Chris Kwong

Chris Kwong

Director of Engineering

Chris leads all the hardware development within Delta Controls. His varied industry experience, including public access control, automatic payment systems, utilities, oil and gas, steel manufacturing, and telecom – make for a uniquely practical view point.  Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, and is a practicing registered professional engineer in computer engineering, with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) since 1993. He has also been an involved member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) since 1985.


Timo Kinna

Timo Kinna

Director of Product Development

Timo earned a BSc in Computing Science back in 1986.  A programmer at heart, Timo joined Delta Controls as a Junior Programmer in 1987 and now, with 100s of product launches under his belt, he is responsible for the continued development of Delta’s beloved GCL programming (known for its clarity and being simple to use in the field).  Timo’s team continues to make what goes inside the box (the software and programming), the best in the industry, according to our distributors.


Lee Dickson

Lee Dickson

Director of Quality Assurance

Lee is another of the team educated in Electronic Engineering Technology, which has helped him integrate into almost every part of Delta Controls over the years. He's gone from being a hardware developer, where his primary focus was to bullet-proof the V2 product line, to heading up the Test department in Manufacturing.  Since 1996 Lee been responsible for Quality Assurance, overseeing all aspects of hardware testing and RMA service, and closing the loop on hardware quality.  His team maintains our ISO9001 Quality Management System, and helps us remain one of the most reliable products on the market.


Grant Calhoun

Grant Calhoun

Director of Product Management

Grant graduated from the Electrical and Electronics program at BCIT in 1985. Before joining Delta in 2009, Grant spent 12 years working with Circon Systems. With over ten years in management roles, and over twenty years working in HVAC controls, security, lighting, and energy management, Grant is Delta’s Director of Product Management, and is responsible for the Product Managers and overseeing the Customer Solutions Team.


Alan Waddell

Alan Waddell

Director of Manufacturing

Alan joined the Delta Team in 1990. Prior to this, Alan was responsible for setting up manufacturing facilities for Dynapro Systems (3M), Century 3 Electronics, Earth Station Technologies, Current Communications, and Anaconda Electronics.  Alan’s experience extends globally, having collaborated/assisted with manufacturing processes for factories in the UK, Italy, Taiwan, and the USA.


Una de Boer

Una de Boer

Director of Marketing

Una is the latest member to join the management team, and she doesn’t have any electrical engineering qualifications! An MBA graduate and professional business to business marketer, Una helps translate technical perspectives for the rest of the world.  Una’s last three roles have had an international marketing remit and she has led teams covering everything from product management to brand communications and strategy.