THE SECRET TO OUR SUCCESS

OUR TEAM

Our people are the key. Intellectual capital is what gives Reliable Controls an edge over the competition. Therefore we recruit, develop, mentor and train the best professionals from every corner of the world. By providing the best talent, processes and methods available anywhere, we will help you meet your project's goals.

Our clients range from global industry leaders to small companies with big ideas. Our footprint spans from Alaska to Patagonia, and we can be on the ground, ready with our tools, equipment and expertise anywhere in the Americas within a week. We have executed dozens of mega-projects internationally and are known for our extensive hands-on experience and no-nonsense attitude. We will adapt to your needs and add value to your projects from concept through operations, with a focus on safety, quality and productivity. Through continuous training and development, we pursue innovation and cultivate passion and pride in the work we do.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Ed is the founder of Reliable Controls and has over 25 years of experience in the automation and commissioning of industrial facilities. His proven methods and processes for safety, quality and efficiency are the foundation of our success and are utilized in all our projects world-wide. Ed is a highly respected figure in the industry, and his passion for development and engagement have earned him recognition from several state and local community organizations. With sustainability as a guiding principle, his main objective is to make Reliable Controls the most trusted and efficient automation and commissioning company in the world.

R. ED MACHA
President & CEO

Nikki is a high-performance executive whose expertise has fueled considerable growth and financial stability for Reliable Controls. Since joining the team in 2005, Nikki has been responsible for the continuous improvement of our internal business and financial management systems. She spearheads our international expansions and ensures sound tax and financial planning. She is highly skilled in cultivating healthy business relationships with clients, partners, contractors and vendors. Her leadership has made Reliable Controls financially healthy and more competitive.

NIKKI LARSEN
Executive Vice President

Al is a process-driven expert with over 50 years of experience in the metals and mining industry. Throughout his career, Al has been a key part of engineering, construction and commissioning for some of the most significant mining operations in Peru, Mexico and the United States. He joined Reliable Controls in 2007 after his retirement from Kennecott Utah Copper. He continuously assesses and provides guidance in our business and project systems. His vast experience in project, engineering, and maintenance management ensures maximum safety and quality standards are met.

AL MACHA
Senior Vice President, Technical

Tim’s expertise in mine commissioning, ramp-up and production management is second to none. He has worked on global mega-projects for over 25 years and brings extensive knowledge of every phase of a project, from design to operations. Throughout his career, Tim has earned a reputation for transparency and effectiveness. As Vice President of Operations, he oversees all Reliable Controls projects to ensure our clients always receive the highest quality deliverables. Tim is committed to driving the development of new technologies to expand the RCC footprint and help bring industry into the new generation.

Tim McKay
Vice President, Major Projects

Helga is a board-certified coach with specializations in business and executive coaching and is an internationally accredited life, performance, and change coach. She has coached over 500 business leaders from all walks of life and much of her work has been in the mining industry; this includes Organizational Design, business improvement, leadership development, culture change, and change management. She brings 25 years of experience to the business, having worked with some of the top 100 companies globally.

Helga Landis
Vice President, Business Development

Fred is an exceptional Project Manager with over 25 years of international experience in heavy industry projects, primarily in mineral processing and synthetic fuels. He understands and focuses on long and short-term goals, budget control and management of change. He is a versatile performer, and highly skilled in his management of subcontractors, vendors and other personnel. Most recently, Fred has been instrumental in the successful startup of three gold processing plants.

Fred Botha
Vice President, Commissioning and Start-Up

Rochelle is passionate about making a difference in the lives of employees and customers. She is a seasoned Human Resources professional with 15+ years of experience in all areas of HR and has worked in medical manufacturing, finance, and healthcare sectors. She has a strong commitment to positive employee relations, training and development, and safety. Her responsibilities will include partnering with leadership and employees to ensure Reliable Controls continues as an employer of choice.

ROCHELLE MORGAN
Human Resources Manager

Alex is an analytical and fact-driven professional. He has over 16 years of experience in heavy industrial process controls. He creates efficiency tools for the execution of system integration and is known for his objective and clear-cut problem solving skills. His unique qualifications are project development, engineering, configuration, control optimization and commissioning. Alex has worked on multiple international process controls projects, managing diverse teams from concept through commissioning and startup.

Alex Macha
Director, Advanced Technology

Ray is an expert in programming PLC and DCS systems, HMI configuration and development, and in-field implementation of communication systems. Ray has over 18 years of experience in electrical and controls systems design with extensive skills in project management, automation, pre-operational testing, commissioning and plant start-up. He is an excellent leader and mentor and is responsible for the development of Reliable Controls Corporation’s Process Controls team. Ray’s industry experience includes Mining, Oil & Gas, Chemical Production, Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment and Power.

RAY LONGHURST
Director, Process Controls & Plant Improvement

CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITIES

"We do a lot of work with the University of Utah, because we truly want people to understand the industry and what it takes to work in energy and primary industry."

Ed Macha President and CEO

Reliable Controls works with many universities, primarily the University of Utah, in an effort to train and develop the next generation of industry experts. Reliable Controls offers internships to college students and works to educate young engineers on the benefits of working in the field.

Representatives from Reliable Controls have given presentations to local universities to educate engineering students on the benefits of working in the industry.