Customer Testimonials

Don't take our word for it, hear what our customers have to say about our service and software

“The service that you guys provide is absolute wizardry. You are so on top of your game it is mind-blowing”

Senior Facility Staff – Ketch Resources

“Enalysis™ is one of the primary elements of our compressor reliability program.”

Neal McGarry, Maintenance Lead — Spectra Energy.

“We saw the return immediately. With this program, I am confident my operations are running smoothly, and I’m seeing that value hit the bottom line. It’s the first report that I go through.”

Tim Mckay, Chief Operating Officer – Canadian Natural Resources

“I would definitely recommend using this program and endorse it to anybody interested for the cost savings alone on predictive maintenance. The increase in production is a definite plus.”

Wally Hasselman, Senior Maintenance Coordinator — Petro-Canada Oil and Gas

“Detechtion has provided the best response time to queries of any service provider I have had experience with in the oil industry. Timely, accurate, and expert advice is provided consistently.”

Paul Wiseman, Production Manager — West Africa, CNR International

Our Core Values


We care deeply about our team, that they are learning and growing in a great work environment and returning safely every day.

Continuous Improvement

Constantly asking ourselves how we could improve our products and processes to benefit our customers and ourselves.


Vigilant focus on results for our customers, our employees and our shareholders.


Starts with great people working together and extends to our customers and suppliers.


We build trust through honesty, mutual respect and honoring our commitments.

Our Leadership Team

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

Chairman of the Board

Brian Taylor serves as Chairman of the Board for Detechtion Technologies®, and is based in Calgary, Alberta.

Brian earned his BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1999. Within the natural gas industry, Brian has quickly built a reputation as a leading expert on the operation and performance of reciprocating and screw compressors.

Brian joined Detechtion Technologies® upon inception and has played a pivotal role in the development and execution of the company’s overall business strategy.


Chris Smith

President and CEO

As President and CEO of Detechtion Technologies®, Chris Smith brings passion and experience to building teams, refining business plans, and assuring their execution. He is a technology entrepreneur who has founded, launched, and grown companies in partnership with private equity, venture capital, and private investors.

Chris brings over 20 years of executive experience in software, services, and international manufacturing to Detechtion®. He has been active on numerous boards, including non-profits. He earned an Economics degree from Wake Forest University.


Virgil Haney


As the CTO of Detechtion Technologies®, Virgil Haney leads the company’s strategic technology direction and R&D. Prior to joining Detechtion®, he co-founded Enbase Energy Technology in 2009. An entrepreneur at heart, he also previously founded/co-founded several other startups.

Virgil brings over 25 years of executive experience in technology leadership to Detechtion®. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Computer Science from Rice University.


Kirk Hanes


Kirk leads Detechtion Technologies® business development, customer adoption, and marketing strategies. He is a seasoned, technical executive with a successful record of leading highly productive, world-class global sales teams with domain expertise in oil and gas, digital transformation, and value-added SaaS solutions.

Prior to joining Detechtion Technologies®, he has served as SVP for Palantir Solutions, IHS Markit, and several technology startups. An entrepreneur at heart, he enjoys professional speaking on sales and sales processes.


James Burns


As the CFO of Detechtion Technologies®, James Burns oversees the company’s financial, human resources, and supply chain activities. James joins Detechtion with a breadth of industry experience and a career spanning 20 years in consulting and audit. He provides a collaborative, but decisive, leadership approach to his financial, managerial, and strategic responsibilities.

Prior to joining Detechtion, he was a Director at WG Consulting providing financial advisory services to a diverse industry set. He earned an accounting degree from the University of Houston.


Shannon Hugetz

Vice President – Product and Implementation Services

Shannon Hugetz is the Vice President of Product and Implementation Services. Shannon is a collaborative leader with 20+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  She served as Vice President of Product Management at ROME Risk Management Software.  Shannon has spent her career with multiple talents between product management and services. She is passionate about client value-added solutions and focuses on the delicate balance between the delivery of great products coupled with outstanding, successful, and short-term implementations to solve real-world business problems.

Shannon holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Texas and an M.A. from Gallaudet University.


Frederic Dessureault

Vice President – Services

Frederic Dessureault is the Vice President of Services. He is responsible for the successful delivery and implementation of all Detechtion’s product lines. Frederic previously held technical and management roles at Schlumberger and Owens Corning.

Fred brings over 15 years of industry experience in several fields, including oil and gas production and services implementation. He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the École de technologie supérieure in Montreal, Canada and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Our History

Detechtion® was founded by Alan Taylor, a recognized industry expert, who began development of a non-invasive diagnostic tool to analyze compressor operating performance and reliability in the late 1970’s. For over 20 years he used this program as an engineering consultant to the major oil and gas companies around the world to troubleshoot compressors. Over the 20 year period, Alan continued to add functionality and intellectual property to the program creating a tool like no other available in the industry. In the late 1990’s, Alan’s son, Brian, working as a summer student at a compressor packaging company quickly recognized the limitations of the vendor software he was using and shared his frustration with Alan. Alan and Brian recognized the opportunity to market the offering and decided to start a company.

  • 1998 – Alan and Brian founded Detechtion and began marketing the tool, Enalysis®. As online technology was in its infancy, clients faxed in data, reports were generated, recommendations were manually added, and the reports were faxed back to the client.
  • 2001 – The fax and pay business model was limiting the growth opportunity and with the internet now becoming ubiquitous, Brian recognized the opportunity to provide a way for clients to enter their own data. Working with Cyberwave Technologies, Brian transformed Enalysis® into one of the first “Software as a Service” technologies.
  • 2002 – Detechtion Technologies expanded into the United States with new partners Andrew Miles and Cavan Carlton. Since then, Detechtion® has recognized a steady growth of 15%-20% every year with new offices opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2006 – Detechtion Technologies® was ranked as 70th in Profit Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada with 919% growth over the previous 5 years.
  • 2013 – Detechtion continued its growth in Houston, Pittsburgh, Calgary and Brisbane, and acquired Cyberwave to insource product development.
  • November, 2013 – Element Partners, recognizing the growth potential in broadening the product offering and further penetration in the United States market, acquired the majority interest in Detechtion.
  • 2016 – Detechtion Technologies® acquires Enbase LLC to deliver an Industrial IoT platform for solutions in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Did you know?

Compressors on the Enalysis™ system today
Millions of Horsepower Managed by Enalysis™
of the Top 25 Natural Gas companies use Enalysis™

Management Team