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Meet the Team

The heart of McNolty

Find out a little more about the people who make McNolty so effective.

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

President and CEO

President and CEO – Thompson Boiler Works Inc., Ritchie’s Welding Inc., McNolty Mechanical Inc.
Thompson Boiler Works was founded by Eric Thompson in 1988 and initially specialized in commercial industrial boiler making and repairs. In 1989 Eric’s son Jason joined the family business beginning as a labourer/apprentice embracing the trade step by step and eventually graduating to a high-pressure welder, pipe fitter and boilermaker. In 2003, Jason was appointed president of TBW. In 2017, Jason expanded the business acquiring Ritchies Welding followed by McNolty Mechanical in 2020. Today the company continues to maintain the core business of boilers and pressure vessels while encompassing other aspects of the commercial, industrial and mechanical fields. Jason attributes the success of the companies to his many customers, suppliers and loyal employees. He continues to oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of all three companies with the highest degree of vision and excellence.
Contact: jason@mcnolty.ca

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Senior Project Manager

Site Coordination, Scheduling and Construction Estimation, PR and Human Resource Management. “Reinvesting what we learn means that each client both adds to and benefits from our cumulative knowledge.”
A Mechanical Engineer Technology graduate with considerable industry experience.  Chris has in-depth knowledge of building mechanical system infrastructure systems (heating, cooling, HVAC) along with design capabilities and TSSA requirements.
Contact: chris@mcnolty.ca


Ray Romagna

Quality Control & Fabrication Shop Manager

Journeyman and Incident Safety Officer certified, Materials Control & Tracing, Systems & Fitting Registration, Accident Investigation & Reporting, Risk Management, Project Planning & Documentation, White Water Rescue & Mechanical Extrication technician. In fact, with over 15 years health, safety and rescue experience, we haven’t got room to list everything Ray does and excels at.
Contact: ray@mcnolty.ca

Jeff Schiissler

Jeff Schiissler

Senior Project Manager / Project Controls

Mechanical Engineer specializing in industrial equipment and offering over 26 years experience spanning project management, design, construction, QA/QC, operations and maintenance.  Known for his interpersonal skills, creativity and innovative initiatives.


Donald McNolty

Team Leader

45 years industrial and innovative consultation. From maintenance team leader for MacMillan Bloedel Industrial Pulp and Paper Industry to managing the installation of Natural Gas Pipe Lines, Don has been an essential and respected part of the industry. Red Seal Certified as a high pressure operator, Don has also developed dissimilar metal fusion procedures.

Jim Kelso

Jim Kelso

HSE Manager
Karen Wyssen

Karen Wyssen

Administrative Assistant

Karen is the latest member to join the McNolty ‘family’. Her strong organizational skills, software proficiency and an eye for detail provide a welcome addition to the team’s day-to-day support. Contact: karen@mcnolty.ca


Marc Laviolette

Field Foreman, Plumber

Jennifer Van Galder

Mechancial Engineering Technologisht

A highly skilled Mechanical Technologist and Designer, specialising in 3D Modeling and Laser Scanning. 

Christian Rivet


General Foreman and welder.

Ed Tierney

Ed Tierney

Foreman Pembroke

Certified G3 Gas fitter, plumber and steam technician.  Certified FF1 Firefighter.

Quality Support

McNolty strive to produce the highest Quality product possible. It is our mission to ensure client satisfaction, inspire confidence in our abilities and establish long term relationships.

Innovative Ideas

At McNolty we enjoy a challenge, which leads us to develop effective solid solutions to keep projects on time and on budget.

Clear Communication

McNolty pride ourselves on our clear communication in our administration, planning, services and safety practices. It is a critical part of ensuring everyone gets home safe at the end of the day.

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