Staff Profiles

Territorial is a spirited company with over 140 skilled employees and the ability to expand quickly based on projected construction volume increase.

Every project is assigned a team with extensive experience & knowledge. Team members are chosen to ensure that skill sets and talents are complementary and that the team is resourceful and versatile. Territorial’s flat organizational structure ensures quick and easy access to key decision-makers.

The profiles below introduce you to Territorial’s operations team.                                                                                                                           

 

Don Daly 

 

Don is the founder and former President of Territorial Electric. With over 38 years experience in Alberta’s construction industry and untold hours of volunteer contribution, Don is one of the most respected and recognized electrical contractors in Alberta.

Don takes great pride in providing quality workmanship with integrity and creating a company of employees that are intensely committed to the company and the project.

Currently, Don is spending his days with his family, golfing, curling, and travelling.

 

 

Didier (DJ) Coppens – Presidentdj@territorial-electric.com

 

DJ is the President of Territorial Electric Ltd. He has over 35 years electrical experience – 30 of which have been with Territorial. DJ's areas of expertise include design build estimating, budget/design assist, and value engineering.

DJ's primary responsibilities include operations management, business development, human resource development, and liaison with owners, prime contractors and the consulting community. In addition to his extensive community involvement, DJ is also committed to improving his industry and trade. In particular, he has maintained high level involvement in the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta where he currently serves as Past President.

Outside of work, DJ loves to spend time with his family. He enjoys golf, travelling and sports. DJ has been involved with his community league, as well as coaching and supportng the numerous sports any of his four children participated in.

 

 

 

Don Johnston – Vice Presidentdonj@territorial-electric.com

 

Don is Vice President and contributes over 35 years experience to Territorial’s management team. He is an active Project Manager, utilizing over 13 years experience in project management. Don is also Territorial’s Safety and Human Resources Manager.

Don is very proud of Territorial’s safety record and awards. He has implemented a safety program that goes beyond expectations to ensure that safety is truly a number one priority for Territorial employees.

Don is active member of the community. Don and his wife Tammy currently live in Strathcona County and enjoy spending time in outdoor pursuits. In particular, Don enjoys camping, fishing, golfing and travel.

 

 

Lee Broadbent – Project Managerlee@territorial-electric.com

 

Territorial Electric is Lee’s first and only employer in the electrical contracting field. He started as an apprentice in 1987 and been with Territorial ever since. In that time, Lee has become a certified Master Electrician and has been a successful Site Superintendent on some of Territorial’s large, more complex projects.

Lee recently started the latest phase of his career as a Project Manager. He is excited about the opportunity to learn new skills and apply his extensive field experience to the successful estimation and management of upcoming projects.

To relax, Lee spends time with his wife Denise and their three young daughters on their acreage. He plays hockey in the winter and semi-competitive slo-pitch in the summer. Other passions include camping, landscaping, home renovation, architecture, design, and sketching.

 

 

Keith Radtke – Project Managerkeith@territorial-electric.com

 

Keith has been an employee of Territorial Electric Ltd. since 1980. He has spent over 32 years as a Project Manager, which makes him one of the most skilled project managers in Alberta’s construction industry.

Keith has successfully managed a wide variety of projects ranging in size, scope, and complexity. Keith is a highly organized, very competent, and enjoyable partner to have at the table.

Keith is also committed to his community and his family. Keith has been an active member of recreation boards, sports associations and his church for many years. Married for over 30 years, Keith and his wife are now enjoying the pleasures of being grandparents.

 

 

Pat Logan – Project Managerpat@territorial-electric.com

 

Shortly after joining Territorial Electric in 2004. Pat worked his way up to lead hand on site. He quickly became known for his attention to detail, his artistic eye and quality of work.  

In 2006, Pat officially took on his first Superintendent role looking after Sysco Foods VMF, and moved on to other larger projects including Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, City of Edmonton Centennial Bus Garage, University of Alberta – Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility, Gilead Laboratory's, etc. Pat's ability to coordinate with other trades as well as his mentorship on site allowed these projects to be completed with huge success, and he became well known within the industry.  

In 2016, Pat transitioned into the Project Manager role. Pat contributes his success to his ability to remain focused on his vision for Territorial Electric; to continue as an industry leader with top notch employees and workmanship that is not only cost effective but of high quality.

Pat’s time away from work is spent for the most part with his wife and their two boys. The family is currently at a point where kid’s sports takes up a majority of their efforts travelling from arena to arena or diamond to diamond. Outside of that the family loves to hang on the lake, quad, camp, travel and spend time with good friends. Pat is still active in hockey and golf’s as much as possible in the summers months.

 

 

 

Dan Massey – Service Project Managerdan@territorial-electric.com

 

Dan joined Territorial Electric in October of 1981 as a second year apprentice. He worked in the service department and finished his apprenticeship while with Territorial. He eventually went on to become Site Foreman for some of Territorial's larger projects.

In July 2012, Dan transitioned from the field to become the newest member of the office family. Dan attributes his success to his extensive experience in the trade. 

In his free time, Dan loves to go for a ride on his motorcycle. He takes a week off every year to participate in a motorcycle trip down to the States. Dan also enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

 

 

Bernie Kasha – Design Cost Consultantbernie@territorial-electric.com

 

Bernie is a Senior Estimator and Design Cost Consultant with 41 years experience. His experience and skill have been instrumental in bringing countless projects to completion within or under budget.

Among Bernie’s many strengths is an excellent understanding of the tendering and procurement process, which ensures competitive pricing. Budgeting, value engineering, and cost control are other areas where Bernie is able to contribute to projects’ financial success.

Bernie is passionate about building. In his free time, he enjoys home renovation projects and woodworking.

 

 

Justin Kowalevsky – Estimatorjustin@territorial-electric.com

 

Justin got his start in the electrical trade in 2007 with Territorial Electric and has wasted no time establishing a foothold in the company and electrical industry.  After 8 years in the field, taking on roles as lead hand and superintendent, Justin has made the move to Junior Estimator.

His experience as an electrician and his in-depth knowledge of technology has been a conduit for bridging gaps both in the field and in the office.  In 2012, Justin won the Merit Construction Employee of the Year Award largely in part of his technological contributions to Territorial Electric.  In an industry that is constantly changing and improving, Justin helps round out the already extensive skills of the estimating team.

Justin enjoys spending time with his two children when he and his wife are not playing music around the city with their corporate party band “Five on the Side.”  Justin is also actively involved in woodworking, computers and technology, as well as helping others with home renovations and electrical work.  

 

 

Ernie Borlain – Estimatorernie@territorial-electric.com

 

Ernie started as an Estimator in August 2014. With over 25 years of work experience in the Electrical trade, Ernie is finding success in his role here with Territorial.

Ernie has experience in managing in the field which he believes helps him in his estimating role.

In his free time, Ernie like watching sports and spending time with his family.

 

 

Daisy Gao – Accountantaccounting@territorial-electric.com

 

Joining the team in June 2013, Daisy brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as Territorial's accountant. With over 5 years of full cycle accounting experience, she manages and coordinates all activities of the accounting functions while working with the project managers on the progress billing of contracts and change orders.

Daisy has a Bachelor of Management from Tianjin Polytechnic University and Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting from NAIT. She holds her CPA and CGA Designations and is an active member of the Canadian Chartered Professional Accountants Association. 

When not at work, Daisy enjoys spending time with her friends. She is an avid Lakers fan and works as a make up artist part time. 

 

 

Bruna Genereux – Office Managerbgenereux@territorial-electric.com

 

Joining the Territorial team in February 2005, Bruna has taken on the role of "air traffic controller" managing the head office. Having done hundreds of pre-qualifications and proposals, Bruna has proven herself to her peers within the construction industry. 

Bruna attributes her success in the office to over 40 years experience in accounting systems, computers and all office functions. She has also done everything from data preparation, to sales, to training,  to computer installations, to legal accounting system design and consulting.

Family and friends are very important to Bruna and she enjoys spending time with them.  Bruna also enjoys laughing, reading, walking, swimming, the outdoors and the occasional game of golf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nora Gerhardt – Administrative Assistant, Document Controlngerhardt@territorial-electric.com

 

Nora has been employed with Territorial Electric since 2006 and serves as our "Director of First Impressions" at the front desk. Providing support to the office, she will likely be the friendly voice you hear on the other end of the phone when you call in.

Nora has become Territorial's O&M Manual Specialist, having completed more than 90 manuals since starting with the company. She has been very successful in her role due to her time management skills and warm personality. 

In her spare time Nora enjoys spending time with her family and watching her kids play Volleyball and Hockey . She is an avid hockey fan and loves to watch the Edmonton Oilers!

 

 

Terri-Lynn Witts – Human Resources / Health and Safety Advisortlwitts@territorial-electric.com

 

Terri-Lynn started with Territorial Electric as an apprentice electrician back in 2004. After graduating from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management Degree in 2010, she returned to Territorial to work in the office, where she now looks after the Human Resources department. In March 2015, Terri-Lynn gained her CHRP Designation from the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, of which she is an active member. 

Terri-Lynn attributes her success in the office to her past experience in the trade and understanding the industry from the bottom line. At any given time, she can name off the company employee list and takes pride in getting to know all the employees.

In her free time, Terri-Lynn enjoys reading, watching movies, and likes spending time at the lake with her friends and family. She loves playing slo-pitch in summer and watching her Oilers in the winter.