Our History

Azgard Corporation, initially founded as Cyntech Resource Services Ltd. in 1981 and launching operations in 1984, started its journey by providing steam stimulation services in northern Alberta’s heavy oil friends. As the 1980’s drew to a close and oil prices plummeted, Azgard adapted, shifting its focus to new ventures. This led to the inception of pipeline anchors, helical piles, and the construction and maintenance of large aboveground storage tanks under the banner of Cyntech Corporation.

From its modest beginnings with just three employees in 1993, Cyntech steadily expanded, growing to over 120 employees by 2010. During this period of growth, the company’s achievements were duly noted. Alberta Venture Magazine recognized Cyntech as one of the province’s top 25 fastest-growing companies under $20 million in revenue in 2006, a recognition repeated for the next three consecutive years. By 2010, Cyntech has ascended to become the 24th fastest-growing company in Alberta in the over $25 million category.

In November of 2010, Cyntech underwent a significant transformation. Its pipeline anchor, helical pile, and storage tank divisions were acquired by North American Construction Group. This pivotal moment marked the company’s decisive shift towards solar energy. With a burgeoning interest in solar initiatives since early 2010, Cyntech seized the opportunity presented by the divestment of its other divisions. Consequently, the company rebranded itself as Azgard Corporation.

Azgard wasted no time in immersing itself in the solar energy landscape. In late 2010, it embarked on the development and construction of solar energy projects in Ontario. Over the ensuing years, from 2010 to 2013, Azgard showcased its expertise by designing and constructing over 100 small-scale 10kW ground-mounted solar projects in northwestern Ontario. Notably, 86 of these projects remain under Azgard’s ownership and operation, highlighting the company’s enduring commitment to sustainable energy solutions.

Featured Project: Colville Lake, NWT

Remote Off-Grid Community Goes Solar

In 2014, Azgard designed and built a 54kW solar system for NWT Power in a very remote community in the Northwest Territories.

In 2015, Azgard designed and built it’s 1MW Black Bay Solar Project near Red Rock, Ontario. They also completed its 240kW Deep River Solar Project near Deep River, Ontario in 2016. Both the Black Bay and Deep River projects are currently owned and operated by Azgard Corporation.

Our Team

Neale Johannesson, President and Co-Founder

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Neale has led the company since its inception in 1981. Neale has more than 40 years of industry experience in project management and corporate leadership.

Zita Fulawka, Senior Vice President and CFO

Educated at the University of Calgary, Zita has provided the financial leadership of the company since 1987. Zita has more than 35 years of industry experience in finance, accounting, administration and corporate development.

Craig Hannah, Engineering Manager and CTO

With both bachelor and masters degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary, Craig has been with Azgard since 2007. With more than 35 years of industry experience and as a leading expert in cellular concrete, Craig provides the technological leadership of the company.

Patrick Fulawka, Business Development Manager

Having over 20 years of experience in marketing through a variety of industries, Patrick has invested the last 10 years in the solar power industry. He brings a “client first” attitude to Azgard Solar and a focus on customer project success.

Mervin Fulawka, Operations Manager

Mervin has over 25 years experience in the energy sector, with a background in Environmental Engineering Technology, including project management, Health & Safety as well as fabrication.

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