Mr. Jason tratch

CEO Galex Group

Mr. Tratch has diverse business & PM expertise in small start-ups to large multinational blue chips. His passion is modular water treatment, recovery & reuse.

He is recognized as a leading expert in multiple globally recognized Management Systems and Project Management Methodologies. He speaks at University Masters Courses, Colleges, conferences, seminars and Government Trade Delegations. His direct work experience includes: environment, construction, mining, education, financials, software, agriculture, manufacturing and health. Examples of cultural environments worked in include: extreme remote fieldwork, multicultural, private, government, R&D, and nonprofit. 

Areas of expertise
  • 20 plus years in Project Management Systems & Maturity Models           
  • Working in dynamic "business start-up/change management" types of environments
  • Consulting that links innovation (the abstract) with structure (management systems)
  • Integration of technology into business (automate process, embrace the web)
  • Delivering high risk milestones through networks & alliances (strong collaboration & communication)
  • Implementing systems within agile, fast paced, growth oriented environments
  • Integrating PM Systems, Technology & Innovation to provide Water Treatment & Reuse Solutions

Sample Experiences 
(through current & Previous roles)

  • Started, managed and owns several companies to maximize synergies between specialized business areas with a collaborative value added focus on environmental related solutions (water, health, technology and data analytics)
  • Started, managed and owns several companies (start-up to millions in revenue)
  • Concept, design, development and roll-out of management systems that maximize synergies between diverse groups
  • Formed a conglomerate group of companies to provide specialized expertise in products and services related to project management, environment, health and technology
  • Delivered strategic visioning, planning, organizational consulting for diverse companies
  • Developed management systems for all aspects of the business within multiple industries
  • Established new greenfield offices within international markets
  • Developed and implemented a quality management system for a billion dollar mine site
  • Identified, built, launched Project Management Offices & Portfolio Management Systems
  • Developed and automated management monitoring, control and reporting for the strictest policy, regulatory and legal environments
  • Created business maturity development strategies and management maturity indices
  • Managed technology, business, mining and construction projects (exceeding $1 billion)
  • Delivered globally recognized publications through conferences, lectures, and seminars
  • Lead and managed organizations through mergers/acquisitions & monumental change
  • Coached, mentored, trained organizations in numerous types of industries and cultures
  • Managed large teams in the midst of crisis, severe conditions and extreme environments
  • Delivered projects that integrated multiple software, databases, applications & systems
  • Started a product distribution company to sell agricultural products and consulting
  • Developed construction project management seminars, training books and programs
  • Developed and taught courses for Colleges and University at Masters level classes
  • Speak at government trade delegations, seminars, conferences and events
  • Produced business prioritization systems for financial institutions (revenues over 1 billion)
  • Managed enterprise software application (ERP) roll outs across multiple platforms
  • Managed and delivered information technology systems to enable business processes
  • Managed construction and procurement projects of multi-million dollar buildings

Awards & Education

  • Recipient of 2014 Clean50 Award (Clean Technology Category)
  • Multiple Finalist for ABEX Awards (SK Chamber of Commerce)
  • Finalist for SABEX (Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Awards)
  • Recipient of Project Partnership Funding & Support through leading organizations: e.g. IRAP-NRC, AgWest Bio, Innovation SK, Communities of Tomorrow, ISTP, DFAIT, STEP, NSERC, MITACS, SWRC, etc.
  • Lecturer at University Masters Programs, Colleges, Conferences, Seminars
  • Speaker at Government delegations & functions (Throne Speech, Trade Missions)
  • Chairman of the Board for Saskatchewan Water Action Network (SWAN)
  • Market Entry Strategies Certification, Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)
  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor RABQSA & IRCA Certification, BSI Management Systems
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Project Management Institute
  • Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma Certification , TD Bank Financial Group
  • Construction Professional, Journeyman Carpentry, Ashworth College
  • Project Management Certification, York University Schulich School of Business
  • Wastewater Treatment, Class 2 Certification, Saskatchewan Water and Wastewater
  • Engines and Mechanics, John Deere University
  • Public Speaking, Toastmasters
  • Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) Certification, Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Agriculture (B.S.A) with Deans List Award, University of Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), University of Saskatchewan  

Current/Past Roles

Mr. Tratch currently acts as CEO for Galex Group (2005 - present) which acts as a parent company to oversee and maximize synergies between several companies of which Mr. Tratch is a part owner of.  The Subsidiary companies include:
  • Proteus (Wastewater Treatment and Water Recovery)
  • NexLev (Project Management and Training)
  • JT Developments (Real Estate)

Mr. Tratch had previous Executive roles in companies which included:
  • Future Vision Construction (Construction Management)
  • EcoLibra Systems (Water Treatment)
  • System EcoTechnologies (R&D)

In previous roles (1991 - 2005) Mr. Tratch worked for multiple companies in progressive roles. Sample Companies and associated roles include:
  • Saskatoon Business College - Corporate Director
  • TDBFG - Special Projects
  • Burntsand - Strategic Consultant, Project Manager
  • Strongco - Account Manager
  • John Deere - Aftermarket Product Manager
  • Apex Reforestation - Project Manager
  • Canada Wildlife Services - Lab Technician
  • Member of Parliment Office - Analyst
  • Parkland Welding and Maching - Machinist

An example list of the hosting organizations from Mr. Tratch’s speaking engagements includes:
  • AgWest Bio Lunch and Learns
  • Banff Venture Forum
  • Canadian Clean Technology Coalition (CCTC)
  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association
  • Canadian Trade Delegation to India (Government of SK, Government of Canada ISTP)
  • Canadian Western Agribition Indigenous Ag Summit
  • Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers)
  • Communities of Tomorrow Gala - Celebrating Innovation
  • Construction Associations (Regina and Saskatoon)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs Trade Mission (India)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs Trade Mission (Mexico) 
  • Department of Foreign Affairs Trade Mission (Poland)
  • First Nation Water Utility Conference
  • First Nation Wastewater MOUU, Declaration & Charter Signing
  • First Nation Pow Wow
  • Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN)
  • Global Organizational Design Executive Symposium
  • Indigenous Agricultural Conference
  • Innovation Place Entrepreneurial Sessions & Events
  • Innovation Place Project and Business Management (Regina & Saskatoon)
  • Lorman Educational and Legal Seminars (Construction Management)
  • Masters of Business Administration School (University of SK)
  • Masters of Public Policy School (University of SK) 
  • Ontario Institute of Agrology (OIA)
  • PMI Chapters (Toronto, Lakeshore, Regina, Saskatoon)
  • PMI Special Interest Group Chapters (SK and ON)
  • Saskatchewan Advanced Technology Association (SATA) 
  • Saskatchewan Economic Development Association (SEDA)
  • Saskatchewan Environmental Industry & Managers Association (SEIMA)
  • Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network (SFNEDN)
  • Saskatchewan Institute of Agrology (SIA)
  • Saskatchewan Ministry of Economy Trade Visit Delegations
  • Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Conference (Regulatory and Engineering)
  • Saskatchewan Throne Speech Economic Event
  • Saskatchewan Water Action Network

NOTE: included below is a feature Video done by Ag-West Bio, includes footage of an operating wastewater treatment and water recovery system (Modular Equipment Package) that treats up to 360 m3/day (est. 1250 people)