World Class Innovation
From our scientists to our field technicians, Kakivik subscribes to a culture of continuous improvement, advanced skills training, and rigorous professional mentoring.
Chief Operating Officer
Randy started his engineering career in the early 90’s. His diverse leadership experience is well-suited to running large inspection programs and supervising engineering analysis operations. Before joining Kakivik, Randy worked at BP, Air Liquide America, and Nalco Chemical Company. During his time with BP, Randy served as a Trained Incident Commander as part of a national task force, and led the North Slope Inspection and Execution Team to manage all aspects of Prudhoe Bay’s integrity management program. Randy rose to become BP’s Integrity Manager, before exiting to become the Chief Operating Officer of Kakivik Asset Management and CCI Industrial. Randy earned his bachelor’s of science degree in Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, and his master’s degree in Business Administration from the Seattle University Albers School of Business.
Director of Technology
Ian has over two decades of experience in technical application, management, training, and development in the military, nuclear, power generation, structural, and petrochemical industries. He established the Kakivik Innovation Center--the core of all our resource and development work--and spearheads our engineers in developing innovative technology solutions. His accomplishments include building semi-autonomous advanced imaging crawlers capable of assessing for both internal and external corrosion evidence. Ian earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental management, and has served as an adjunct professor lecturing on Ultrasonic, Magnetic Particle, and Liquid Penetrant Inspections; as well as non-destructive testing Standards and Regulations courses.
Technology Development Lead
Informed by a distinguished engineering career, Zhenhua Sun joined Kakivik’s lead engineering team after working as an engineer for General Motors and Ford. He is the author of three patents, covering his work in vehicle air conditioning systems and solar energy heat pumps in modern architecture. After joining the team at Kakivik, Sun was quickly rewarded for diligence by earning Bristol Bay Industrial’s Safety Excellence Award. Sun received his bachelor’s of science degree from Jimei University, and went on to earn master’s of science degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.