Why Choose Us

Our mission is to provide unparalleled service combined with a high level of expertise that will enable us to offer the best solution to our customer’s needs.
    • We have over 90 years combined experience in the electrical industry.
    • We have over 40 years combined experience specifically with GE products.
    • Our flexible and dynamic team members are educated and accredited by Canadian institutions.
    • We are experienced in the industries that matter in Western Canada, including oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, and water and wastewater treatment.
    • We maintain communication other GE branches, including GE Oil & Gas, Power & Water, Grid Solutions & Power Conversion.
    • We have the equipment you need and the expertise you want in a power distribution and motor control solutions supplier.

Our Team

Herb Yang, P.Eng.- Sales Manager

Herb Yang is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGBC. He has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He has over 25 years of experience in Power Distribution & Motor Control, having worked at General Electric and Square D (Schneider Electric). Herb spent 22 years at GE Industrial Solutions and most recently was the Industrial Sales Director for Western Canada. Herb’s success was due to his ability to understand his customers’ needs and to offer creative & cost-effective solutions.

Herb has worked on many different Power Distribution applications, including Commercial, Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Mining, Pulp & Paper and Engineered Wood. Some of his major projects are: Barrick Gold – Pueblo Viejo Mine in Dominican Republic, Kinross Gold – Marlin Project in Guatemala, Southern Peru Copper – Cuajone Project in Peru, Catalyst Paper in Port Alberni, Weyerhaeuser in Prince Albert, SK, Kenora, ON & Grande Prairie, AB and Ainsworth Engineered Wood, Grande Prairie, AB.

Contact Herb   604.754.3612  herb.yang@specializedpwr.com

Kevin Parlin, Sales Manager

Kevin Parlin is a journeyman electrician, electronics technician, and an instrumentation & process control technician. Trained at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Kevin has over 23 years of experience in the electrical industry ranging from commercial construction, to designing automated control systems for water treatment & waste water management plants, to sales of low, medium, and high voltage electrical distribution & control systems. Kevin spent 9 years at General Electric and most recently was the Sales Manager for British Columbia servicing the industrial markets. Kevin’s success is due to his ability to quickly forge strong relationships with his customers, understand what their needs are, and consistently deliver a high level of service.

Contact Kevin   604.347.8170  kevin.parlin@specializedpwr.com

Jack Ballard, Inside Sales Manager

Jack Ballard is an Industrial Electrician and Electrical Technologist trained at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology). Jack has 40 years of experience in the electrical industry, and has worked as an industrial electrician at a mining facility, electrical equipment and system designer, project coordinator, and sales manager. He was involved in many industrial, commercial, and residential projects.

Before joining Specialized Power Solutions, Jack was a Sales Manager serving the residential and commercial market at General Electric in British Columbia. He worked closely with electrical contractors and distributors to drive significant component growth in the commercial market.

Jack is dedicated to placing his customers’ needs first, and passionate about assisting them in finding solutions to their power distribution and motor control needs and applications.

Contact Jack   604.309.8120  jack.ballard@specializedpwr.com

Tamara Vining, Coordinator/Administrator Project

Tamara Vining looks after the administration at Specialized Power, which includes handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and project management.

Tamara is a bookkeeper with 10 years of experience working with small and large organizations. Prior to joining Specialized Power Solutions, Tamara operated her own bookkeeping company.

Tamara attended Nova Scotia Community College and certified in Data Processing. She furthered her education at Mount Saint Vincent University by taking courses in Information Management and Business Management. She has also completed advanced Quickbooks training with Intuit Services.

With a keen mind for bookkeeping and a strong focus on project management, Tamara keeps projects and accounts running smoothly for clients and staff alike at Specialized Power Solutions.

Contact Tamara  tamara.vining@specializedpwr.com

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