Our Players

  • Jim Irwin, Founder and President

    In June 1986, Jim began the challenge of establishing a consulting firm to provide industrial controls expertise, primarily in the wood products sector. Jim’s extensive knowledge of project management, PLCs and HMIs is the result of 40 years of industrial automation experience.

    For recreation, Jim enjoys playing and watching hockey, audio, working around the home, and on his cars. (ask him about the 1962 Corvette he is restoring).

  • Ron Baum, Senior Control Specialist

    Ron has been with Pacificon for 15 years as a designer and project manager. Pacificon has benefited greatly from his experience in the wood products industry. Ron is also our “go to” guy when troubleshooting mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems. “Why make it complicated” is often his approach to design issues.

    Away from work, his favourite things in life are boating, NASCAR and football. (although a nice glass of wine fits in there somewhere too).

  • Kevin Wiebe, AutoCAD/Junior Designer

    Kevin is the newest addition to our team. With a background in electronics design, proficiency with computers, and previous experience constructing our control panels, he is a natural fit here. Kevin handles the AutoCAD drafting, and equipment ordering, for many of our projects.

    In his downtime, Kevin enjoys tinkering with electronics, playing computer games, and loves lacrosse. (Go Adanacs!)

  • Cari Reid, Office Manager

    From purchase orders to pay roll to account payable/receivable, Cari handles all the clerical duties as well as keeping us fellows in line.

    In her spare time, when not tending to two children and her husband's landscaping business, Cari loves to play softball, and has recently taken up curling.

  • Workmates on Contract

    In addition to our full time staff, Pacificon also relies on the skills and expertise of a few fellows we retain on a contract basis.

    Fred Koehler and Joe Schmidt, Electricians

    Fred and Joe have been on contract with Pacificon for the last 15 years. They install and wire all the components for the Signode lumber strappers. They have wired over 100 strapper for us.

    Bruce Wiebe and Darryl Chong, Electricians at Ross Morrison Electrical

    Here are a couple of guys that deserve an award. When we have several projects on the go, they always find a way to get them done on time. They assemble and wire all our control panels, operator consoles, junction boxes and cables, as well as any custom fabrication that is required for a project.

    Don Miller, Accountant at Miller & Associates

    Don is our accountant and takes care of all year-end financial requirements. Don likes traveling (once his wife gets him there), and enjoys playing hockey for recreation.