Team & Contacts

Backed by years of experience in operations, finance, and the energy sector, IDEAL Coatings has assembled a dynamic management team.

Dave Killins

General Manager

Dave’s role as General Manager includes close collaboration with the President in planning, directing, and overseeing all aspects of IDEAL Coatings services along with quality and safety.  Dave holds dual Red Seal tickets as a Journeyman Pipefitter and Journeyman Carpenter with extensive experience in all aspects of coatings.  Dave values open and candid conversation, quality execution, safety and achieving projects on schedule and on budget.

Dave has been in Alberta since 1997 and has spent the last 20 plus years living in Grande Prairie.  Outside of work Dave enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, scuba diving and in the summer spending time riding his motorcycle.

Nicole Wilson

Operations Manager

As Finance Manager, Nicole oversees all administrative functions including human resources, purchasing, accounting and data management.  She works closely with the President to ensure cost controls are in place and reporting on financial and budgetary aspects of the company are completed accurately and timely.

Nicole has 15 years of experience working in financial accounting, administration and office automation in the oil and gas and industrial construction industries.

Dinish Divakaran

Quality Control Coordinator

Dinish has 15 years of experience in oil and gas industries.  Dinish is a NACE CIP 1 certified coating inspector and CWB Level 1 certified welding inspector. He has extensive knowledge and experience in quality control programs in industrial coatings, sand blasting painting, linings in both shop and field execution standpoint. Dinish is focused on fulfilling client quality expectations with our operations team.

Cristian Araneda

Coatings Coordinator

Cristian came to Canada in 2015 where he was working in the mines and was a welder by trade. He first lived in Edmonton before coming to Grande Prairie in the end of 2020.

Cristian has been with IDEAL Coatings since June of 2021. He has shown a great deal of dedication and passion in the industry. Cristian is relatively new in the industry but has shown that he can manage the project in a safe and timely manner. He also makes sure the clients are happy with the work being done. In the short amount of time being with IDEAL Coatings he has learned all aspects of what we do. Cristian is a team player and includes the team in everything going on to set them up for success. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, camping, hiking, fishing , and taking his dogs out for runs. 

Andrew Coates

Coatings Coordinator

Coating coordinator- 15 years experience, AMPP CCI, employees with ideal since 2015, extensive knowledge of Plural pump operation and maintenance, pipeline experience 4”-48” Pipe, Valves and Fittings.

In my spare time I enjoy hunting fishing camping, and time with family. 


Pamela Duncan


Dennis Barnett


Angela Price

HR Leader

Alan Curtis

Human Recources

Angela Thompson


Matthew Banks

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