Management Team

Stephen McKay

President & CEO

Stephen has been with Quester Tangent since 1992. His unique vision and in-depth knowledge of both technology and the rail transit market has helped secure Quester Tangent’s place in a highly competitive industry. Stephen has developed a solid business plan and implemented business processes recognized as equivalent to those of Fortune 500 organizations. Under Stephen’s leadership, Quester Tangent has achieved rapid growth, becoming a one-stop shop for train electronics and software solutions in North America. When not working, Stephen turns to athletics and can be spotted kicking a ball in the local soccer league.

William Collins

Vice President & COO

Bill joined Quester Tangent’s Marine Division in 1995 to bring the company’s fledgling marine product line into market. Prior to this role, Bill spent 15 years in various scientific and operational roles at large international organizations, including the UN and the International Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). In 2009, Bill became head of operations at Quester Tangent, bringing a penchant for excellence in operations and customer service to the executive team. Bill offsets his work duties by songwriting and performing with a local Celtic band.

Joe Supple

Chief Information Officer

Joe has been developing and implementing IT initiatives at Quester Tangent since 2009. His passion for technology allowed him to consult at various companies in London and Amsterdam, including De Telegraaf, Time, and Barclays Bank. In 1986, Joe launched Systems Support Group, where he developed security software and consulted for the Canadian DND and NASA, to name a few. Joe’s impressive portfolio includes the first software to provide online administration of IBM’s security system. Joe has also a passion for Irish dance and music along with enjoying the serenity of his garden.

Daniel Cumming

Director of Sales & Marketing

Dan joined Quester Tangent as Director of Sales & Marketing in 2013, enthusiastically applying his technical expertise and passion for customers and business development. Dan held several roles during his career, from R&D, project management, and operations management to sales and marketing. Prior to Quester Tangent, Dan was responsible for the global marketing strategy and growth of utility metering products at Schneider Electric. Dan’s musical talents are surpassed only by his ability to catch any kind of fish.

Ryan Smith

Engineering Manager

Ryan’s big-picture thinking and considerable experience managing multi-disciplinary technical teams have contributed to his impressive leadership record at Quester Tangent. Since 2009, Ryan has been involved in the day-to-day operational aspects of delivering rail transit projects and products to various clients. Ryan has developed, managed, and nurtured effective teams in diverse industries including marine, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing. When not at work, Ryan can be found on his boat with his family cruising the coast of British Columbia.

KD Singh

Operations Manager

With over 25 years of experience working for high-tech companies in Asia and North America, KD grew his career holding Engineering and Operations management roles through experience in working for global corporations such as Technetics, Honeywell, Perkin Elmer Optoelectronics & Micron Technology. KD has been leading Quester Tangent’s manufacturing operations in the areas of production, manufacturing engineering, supply-chain and customer service activities since 2008. His diverse experience includes deploying best in class knowledge in Manufacturing operations and Continuous process improvement. KD’s rich experience in sustaining and developing innovative technologies and manufacturing products such as semiconductors, optoelectronics – Detectors/Emitters, industrial OEM electronics manufacturing, aerospace electronics, bio-medical sensing, wireless communications and lighting. KD is a qualified ISO 9000 certified auditor and an experienced Six-Sigma black belt. KD is an avid sportsman and an active official/field hockey player with VIFHA.

Christopher Elliott

Contracts Manager

Chris joined Quester Tangent in 1998 as the global sales manager for marine technologies, bringing with him a wealth of experience as an officer in the South African Air Force and as owner/operator of three related businesses manufacturing and distributing television-reception equipment throughout southern Africa. In 2013, Chris was promoted to head the Project Management division. Additionally, as Contracts Manager, he negotiates and finalizes all contracts and agreements for transit projects and bids. During his free time, Chris enjoys getting on the water in his kayak or driving hard in a ruck at Sunday rugby.