About Us

About Us

DataCan is a design, engineering and manufacturing team that specializes in creating products for down-hole tool data collection solutions.

In 2006, DataCan was founded. DataCan first designed and produced quartz and piezo resistive memory pressure gauges. DataCan quickly became known as a worldwide supplier of innovative, high-performance, pressure and temperature recording devices and systems.

DataCan followed up these successful products with an autonomous, instant-close, multi-cycle, downhole shut-in tool and permanent monitoring systems.

In 2014, DataCan purchased the electronics divisions of Quinn’s Energy Services, formerly known as Lee Specialties. We now manufacture and support the Lee Specialties line of Production Logging Tools, Data Acquisition Systems, and Software.

In 2017, DataCan Services Corp. Canada received its ISO 9001:2015 certification.

The Owners

Mark Hartwell, President

Mark Hartwell is the President of DataCan and is currently in Houston developing and supporting local and international opportunities. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and enjoys seeing projects and products through to commercialization. He travels extensively, working with customers to continuously improve DataCan’s product performance.

“I fully understand how valuable it is to have a customer, someone who will trust you to deliver. Getting that first check from our first customer is a feeling I will never forget, and I try to ensure that everyone we deal with feels the gratitude we have in working with them.”

Brad Pound, VP of Operations

Brad Pound is the Vice President of Operations for DataCan. He has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and has over 16 years of experience in the design of downhole electronics, systems, and packages. Brad is responsible for operations systems integration and production quality.

“We operate in a challenging market where customers are always pushing the limits of the technology. It’s a great feeling when you know your solution outperforms the others’.”

James Wright, VP of Engineering

James Wright is the Vice President of Engineering for DataCan. He has a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering and has been designing downhole instruments for over 16 years. An active community participant, James is the current Board Chair for Habitat for Humanity Red Deer. James He is also an active board member for the Access for All Playground, School Council, and Red Deer Titans Track and Field Club.

“We have a great team here at DataCan. We enjoy and have fun creating products that contribute to our customers’ success.”

Sheldon Nadeau, CFO

Sheldon Nadeau is the Chief Financial Officer for DataCan. Sheldon is responsible for the production and distribution of products at DataCan. He also plays a large role in Business Development and product growth. Sheldon has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and has 16 years of experience in the manufacturing and engineering of downhole tools.

“We have a great culture at DataCan, where we all understand how important reliability and customer service are.”