Blackrock Automation was created to provide an elite level of development, integration, service, and customer support to the Oil and Gas industry, as well as other sectors. With a proven track record Blackrock prides themselves on cutting edge innovation to create fit-for-purpose design and integration for new installs and upgrades. While also providing 24/7 service and support for all new or existing sites. 

We are currently fully insured in North America and actively working in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota, Illinois, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas.

Blackrock has strategically placed personnel across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan and the US to meet all of our customer’s needs. We have the flexibility to work with engineering groups and the safety accreditation to also work directly for the end user. Our team of skilled and versatile personnel deliver Automated Solutions tailored to each individual client.

Kevin Heller

President  |  Senior Integrator
Cell: (403) 715-7666

Raised on the Southern Alberta Prairies, Kevin learned the value of hard work and efficiency early from working on the farm.  From the farm moved into the Oil and Gas world as an apprentice Electrician in 1994, gaining his Journeyman and Red Seal in 1999 and eventually his Master’s in 2004.  From there, Kevin partnered in an E/I company and eventually started his own which he sold in 2007.

Blackrock was born in 2010 with the foresight that there was a void in fit for purpose solutions at the field and corporate level. The company has grown to be one of the largest in Western Canada with the primary focus still being the same. Kevin has embraced the growth and facilitated it with the on boarding of several key personnel into ownership roles.

Kyle Hyland

VP Operations – USA
Cell: (403) 715-0734
Texas: (832) 702-0111
Kyle joined the Blackrock Automation team in 2010 as a Systems Integrator.  He grew up in Bow Island Alberta learning the value of hard work and the vast impact the Oil and Gas industry has on Canada’s economy.  Kyle completed his Journeymen Red Seal Electrical certification in early 2005.  He began working for an oilfield service company as an Electrical and Controls Technician on Top Drives where his work took him around the world.  Kyle, with his wife Sheena, moved to Dubai UAE in 2007 to be the Field Support Specialist and eventually became the Operations Manager, before returning to Calgary in 2010 to welcome their first of 3 boys.

Kurtis Robinson

VP Operations – Canada
Cell: (403) 877-5244

Following 7 years as an independent contractor, Kurtis was welcomed into Blackrock in 2015 following multiple mutual project executions.  Like Kevin, Kurtis was also raised on the Southern Alberta Prairies.  In 1998 Kurtis left the farm and completed his Bachelors of Science Degree in Information systems.

Following his graduation, he began apprenticing in Controls and Automation with a well-respected Integrator.  Kurtis has experience on all level of Blackrock projects from single well tie-ins to major greenfield facility design and construction.  Kurtis’ drive in the field of automation comes from the challenges of each project and opportunities to learn new processes and platforms.

Jeff Middlemiss

Partner  |  Senior Integrator

Bio coming soon.

Shayna McGillis – Controller
Office: (587) 327-4143
Cell: (403) 975-1757

Jamie Milot – Safety Coordinator
Cell: (403) 318-4514