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Graham Linton, born and raised in Saskatchewan, is considered by his peers and customers to be one of the most technically refined safety specialists in the market. With formal industrial fire and respiratory training from multiple manufacturers and institutions such as Lambton College, Saskatchewan Fire Commissioner’s Office, and Texas A&M he holds certifications too numerous to list. The last 12 years of Graham’s 34 year tenure in this industry has been spent as a valued member of the CenturyVallen team. Awarded as the CSSE Safety Professional of the Year in 1995, and being named as the Saskatchewan Mining Association’s Emergency Response Person of the year in 1996, his commitment to his work, and the community is unmatched. He has assisted with the development of the Industrial Fire and Rescue Competition (IFRC), the firefighting competition at the Saskatchewan Mine Rescue Competition, and the Saskatchewan Safety Council’s fire training school for industry. Graham has been a member of the Saskatchewan Safety Council for 30 years, the Saskatchewan Mining Association, Mine Rescue for 28 years, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Firefighters Association, and the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs in addition to being a judge and marshal for the annual Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Fire Fighter’ Rodeo. Graham is known among many of his CenturyVallen peers as “Captain Safety” for very good reasons.
Born in Germany, and raised in New Jersey, Herb Schmidt has been a resident of the Edmonton area since 1974. Earning his Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter ticket, and Power Engineering ticket at NAIT, he worked for school boards, institutions, and heavy construction industries. Herb joined CenturyVallen 7 years ago, however he has been in the janitorial and sanitation segment for 24 years during which he has earned tremendous respect with a variety of mining, government, and onsite plant operations. As a member of ISSA and CSSA, Herb is trained in many areas including, but not limited to, microbiology cleaning, cross contamination, and emergency body fluid clean up. As certified by the CSSA as an Expert Sustainability Professional, Herb’s specialty is in consulting, training, and customized program development. Some of his more notable accomplishments include creating an entire jan/san program and department for a major industrial distributor, various project work in Inuvik and other arctic locations, including the jan/san program at the Diavik mine, and his program design work within oil and gas camp facilities.
Todd Morrison started with CenturyVallen  April 2002 in Grande Prairie; knowledge in Technical Services was gained from living it in CenturyVallen’s two largest Service Centers starting in a Sales role then looking after the Branch in a Management role. In 2009 Todd took on the role of Nation Services Manager responsible for 7 Service locations with a total of 55 service personnel in Canada.

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Albert Brenneis was raised in rural Alberta, and came to Edmonton for post-secondary.  Graduated from the University of Alberta in the 1980s, and taught school for several years in Fort McMurray and Edmonton.  Studied Computer System Technology at NAIT, and joined CenturyVallen (then Century Sales) in the late 90s in the I.T. Department.  Managed I.T. and Purchasing for several years, before taking the role of Director of Operations late in 2009.  Business today requires innovation and constant change, so individuals with diverse backgrounds and/or education fit well with the demand for constant change.

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Linda Sked was born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and spent most of her life in the Cowichan Valley, then moving to the rural Edmonton area.  With varied work experience, including raising a family and practical and historic research on predisposition to acute angle-closure glaucoma in Siberian Huskies, Linda always wants to acquire new skills and knowledge (especially ‘why’) and has a passion for safety and its effective implementation.   She has been told ” On the safety and compliance side of the business, you are the glue that is holding it together. ” Linda is also a member of the Sturgeon Unity Singers.
A native of Kimberley, British Columbia, Lori White first came to Alberta eight years ago, and began a career in the supply chain and inventory management industry, working in manufacturing as well as distribution. Having completed a degree in Public Relations from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Lori brings an unique perspective and creativity to her new role of Pricing Manager at CenturyVallen. She also leads CenturyVallen’s commitment and support of Edmonton’s Corporate Challenge and the Canadian Blood Services – Partners for Life program.