The Global Standard in Automated Control Rooms

At Crux OCM we have over 100 years of combined expertise in pipeline operations and process control engineering. Our product is based on a deep understanding of control room challenges - which parts are currently labour-intensive, prone to error, or subject to changing conditions - as well as a thorough grounding in safety standards. In time, we aim to be the global standard auto-pilot software for control rooms.

Automation is the aim but humans are the heart of our business


What We Can Do for You

We understand the nature of operations makes interruptions unthinkable, and we’ve worked hard to create a seamless product experience that benefits all aspects of your operation.

Seamless integration

Unlike generic tools that need extensive configuration, Crux OCM provides a pre-configured product that’s designed to work with your existing systems, to get you up and running with minimum fuss.

Better operations

CRUX fully automates control room operator actions from executions of procedures to checklists and rules of thumb, ensuring a more effective workflow, standardizing actions and lessening operator load.

Enhanced continuity

In addition to helping every operator do their best work, CRUX automation helps ensure that the skills and knowledge of your best operators aren’t lost when they retire but become part of the control room, a legacy on which to build the future.


Our Investors and Advisors

We're happy to automate next to people who share the same vision and ideas

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Jens Lapinski

Angel Investor and Advisor

CEO of Angel Invest Ventures

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Tom Even Mortensen

Angel Investor and Advisor

Former CEO of SPT Group

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Shan Kelly, P.Eng

Angel Investor and Advisor

Vice President Pipeline & Environmental Solutions

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Terrance Kutryk

Angel Investor and Advisor

Former CEO of Alliance Pipeline

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Audun Abelsnes

Angel Investor and Advisor

MD of Techstars Energy in Partnership with Equinor

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Dr. Grant Bartlett

Advisor

Former CEO of Archer Resources, KYAL Energy Inc, Maken Capital Corp.

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Rebecca Greenan

Advisor

Managing Director of Hawkiii

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Ariane Jayr

Advisor

Lead Mentor at Techstars

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Guy Poreh

Advisor

CEO of Playground

Crux OCM is a venture capital backed startup in partnership with

Golden Ventures Root Ventures Angel Invests Angular Ventures Techstars

Meet the team

We are a team of industry professionals with in-depth experience in pipeline operations, process control engineering, process control standards, ISA certified automation and sales and operations strategy.

These awesome people together have a combined industry experience of over 100 years!

Vicki Knott, P.Eng

Vicki Knott, P.Eng

CEO & Co-Founder

Experienced control room operator.

Roger Shirt PhD, P.Eng

Roger Shirt PhD, P.Eng

CTO & Co-Founder

Industry pipeline industry automation control and simulation expert.

Adam Marsden

Adam Marsden

VP Client Solutions

Significant experience enabling clients to maximize value from their O&G software solutions.

Curtis Marcotte, CFA

Curtis Marcotte, CFA

SVP Corporate Development

27 year investment, M&A experience in oil and gas.

Matthew Gervais, P.Eng

Matthew Gervais, P.Eng

Implementation & Commissioning Lead

10 years automated control system coding and commissioning.

Fernando Otero

Fernando Otero

Technical Partner

ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) with over 28 years of experience as a process automation consultant.

Monika Wasylkiewicz, P.Eng

Monika Wasylkiewicz, P.Eng

Product Development Engineer

MSc. Chemical Engineer and M.Eng Software Engineer, experienced in oil and gas operations and optimization.

Donna Banks

Donna Banks

Operations Manager

20+ years working in operations and administration for start-ups.

Masih Sekhavat

Masih Sekhavat, P.Eng

Implementation / Commissioning Lead

10 years automated control system coding and commissioning.

Lukas Steiblys

Lukas Steiblys

Software Engineer

Masters in Mathematics and 10 years Software Development experience.

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Dariq Charles

Software Engineer

10+ years Software Engineering experience.

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Kristofer Maanum

Senior Product Manager

Technology and product leader with a proven record of building and leading product development.

Yashasvi Purwar

Yashasvi Purwar

Simulation and Advanced Process Control

Experienced control system engineer

Rodrigo Cardenas

Rodrigo Cardenas

Software Engineer

Web developer and experienced electrical engineer

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Monikka Mann

Program Manager

Engineering Project Manager with nearly 20 years of experience