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Management Team


Ernest Nycz, P.Eng. 

Founder and CEO


Ernest as Co-founder and Shareholder of PGRE manages all project development and facility design logistics for PGRE. Ernest boasts 40 plus years of experience leading project development, with his skills in design engineering management and construction.  His work has included major civil projects which have included well pads, plant facilities, pipelines, compressor plants, and SAGD flow lines. One example of these projects was the development, design, and construction of the $118 million 1,000 tonne per day Edmonton Co-Composting Facility. Ernest, as the Project Manager for Trans Alta Energy Corporation managed and directed the multi-disciplinary teams that completed the design, development and process engineering, related plant infrastructure development and design, plant energy utilization, including the related material handling and transportation logistics. Ernest received his Bachelor of Science degree and graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicists in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.



Lee Nelson P. E


Mr. Nelson has a proven track record of leading teams to exceed business objectives through his strong leadership, engineering background and 30-plus years of senior management experience. His strengths include  strategic planning, contract negotiation and exceptional technical experience.  
Lee has managed over $1.5B of large scale Commercial/Government Construction and Geospatial Engineering projects. He is a member of the Society of Professional Engineers (Retired) and Honorary Member of the Society of American Military Engineers.


Brian Pickett

Sr Project Manager

Brian is a project development expert with documented expertise in international markets including, United Kingdom, Germany, EU and South America leading teams to deliver projects that span across multiple business sectors. He is experienced in the Energy and Solar business segments having designed operational systems, staffing, training, marketing, equipment acquisition including channel development. 

SPHR Certification - Bachelors in Humanities Masters Business Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University.