About Riverstone Waterjets
Riverstone Waterjets was formed in 2011 to provide the western Canadian market with high pressure industrial cleaning product solutions. We have quickly grown our product offerings and greatly expanded into the oil and gas markets of Alberta and northern British Columbia. Located in Leduc, Alberta, we are well situated to service all of western Canada.
The Riverstone Team
After moving to Canada from the UK in 2004, Mike worked at northern Alberta industrial sites for a few years; it was here that he saw the high pressure industrial waterblast cleaning products used in turnarounds and shutdowns and learned that there was nowhere to get them locally for the western Canadian market. Mike did some research, and in 2011 Riverstone Waterjets Ltd. was born. Mike has a solid understanding of the industry and enjoys going that extra mile to help customers find the right solutions for their needs.
Regional Account Manager
Chris has been with the Shape Technologies family since October 2016, and was part of the Garnet Group acquisition from Opta Minerals. Chris has a broad knowledge of heavy industry in Canada, as well as a background in high pressure CNC Water Jetting and Sandblasting. He was part of the APS Canada start-up under Shape Process Automation in 2019 and has been focused on supporting the waterblast market across the country ever since. With Shape Technologies’ acquisition of Riverstone Waterjets, Chris’ focus is now on supporting and growing eastern Canada markets. Chris is well-versed in the StoneAge tooling and Automation lines.
Renzo has over 20 years of high-pressure product experience servicing the Oil & Gas and Waterblast industries. His vast product knowledge and commitment to customer service allows for immediate results and seamless transactions. Whether it be business or product development, sales, or service, Renzo looks forward to the bright future at Riverstone Pressure Systems.
Sarah joined Riverstone in January 2014, when the Finance Manager role also included A/R & A/P, shipping & receiving, rentals admin, sales support, reception, and inventory management duties. As the company has grown, RPS’s robust and very capable team now handles these areas, allowing her more time to focus on community-centered volunteer activities.
Pinto came on board with Riverstone Waterjets in early 2017 having 10 plus years assembly experience with the Spir Star hose product line. Dedication and attention to detail makes him the perfect fit to oversee our entire production and test facility. Beyond this, Pinto also has a great deal of knowledge regarding high pressure products and adds yet another layer to Riverstone Waterjets high level of customer service.
Mike Straub joined Riverstone in March 2021 to assist Mike Hubbard with the rapidly expanding Waterblast side of Riverstone. Mike brings with him 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience in a wide range of markets, from Finance to IT to Advertising. Having sold his most recent company in late 2020 and looking for a new challenge, he joined RPS. He immediately focused on specializing in the Waterblast capabilities of RPS, primarily the Stoneage and Hammelmann tooling, pumps, and automation product lines. Mike adds a unique layer of technological expertise and business acumen that provides our waterblast customers with the highest level of customer service.