Staff

Ian Hutchison:

Ian is the Operations Manager for Cardac Systems Inc. and has been in the security field since 1987. In 1987 he became a security technician with Passcard Systems and was a very early provider of advanced integrated security solutions. In 1991, he started Cardac Systems Inc. to create a company specializing in IT based security integration. Ian is a registered Class M Electrician (Voice Data Video), is AMAG certified and has industry certifications on all manner of systems. Ian has deployed systems for hundreds of clients from very large to small one-person operations.

Russ Leggett:

Russ is our senior Integration Technician and has worked in the fire alarm industry for eight years; in commercial/retail security for six years; in residential security and audio video for five years; and in industrial automation for three years. His experience includes two years in very high-security environments, upgrading security systems at financial institutions. During his career at Cardac Systems Inc., in addition to his role as a Security Integration Technician, he has performed as Project Supervisor and/or Assistant Project Manager on numerous projects, including new construction and major/minor renovations of varying size and complexity. He has worked on access control, intrusion, intercom, and video surveillance systems at the University of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, Province of Manitoba, and a number of private corporations. Russ has a Limited specialized trade electrician license (Class M) (voice data video) and has DSC, Axis, and Salient certifications, in addition to in-depth experience with Genetec, Kantech, and AMAG systems.

Dave Crabb:

Dave is an Integration Technician and has worked in the electronic security industry since the mid-1980's, either as a professional security integrator employed by a private firm, or as a sub-contractor. For many years, he has owned and operated his own business, selling, servicing, and installing security, fire alarm, card access, and CCTV systems. In addition to his role as a Security Integration Technician, he has over five years of experience as a Commercial Project Manager for AAA Alarms and has extensive experience as Project Supervisor and/or Assistant Project Manager with Cardac Systems Inc., managing a variety of projects including new construction and renovations of diverse sizes and complexity. He has worked on access control, intrusion, intercom, and video surveillance systems at the University of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, Province of Manitoba, and a number of private corporations. Dave has a limited specialized trade electrician license (Class M)(alarm installer) and has Kantech and Salient certifications, in addition to in-depth experience with Genetec, AMAG, and DSC systems.

Tom Carroll:

Tom is an Integration Technician and has worked in the electronic security industry since 2013, as a Security Integration Technician, with a focus on system configuration and programming. He is Genetec certified; he has Salient certification; and has a Limited Specialized trade electrician license (Class M-Voice Data). Tom has also acquired an in-depth knowledge of various video surveillance systems, as well as DSC and Kantech security systems, and AMAG card access. He has performed programming functions on a variety of projects, including new construction and major/minor renovations at the University of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, Province of Manitoba, City of Winnipeg, MTS, and a number of private corporations.

Chris Sveinson:

Chris is an Integration Technician and has worked in the electronic security and communication industry for over 20 years. Chris has a limited specialized trade electrician license (Class M) (voice data video). Chris has worked with a variety of companies as an Integration Tech over the years. His career as a Security Integration Technician with Cardac Systems Inc. began in 2017; his diverse background lends itself well to Cardac's role as a Technology Solutions Provider.

Rob Davidson:

Rob is an Integration Technician and has worked in the electronic security and Fire Alarm industry for over 4 years. Chris has a limited specialized trade electrician license (Class M) (voice data video). Chris was a member of the Armed Forces before starting his career in the trade. Chris worked as a technician with a variety of companies, before starting his career as an Integration Tech with Cardac Systems Inc. in 2017; his diverse background lends itself well to Cardac's role as a Technology Solutions Provider.

Wilf (Willie) Plouffe

Willie is a project manager and business development specialist who has over 24 years in combined work experience in law enforcement, investigations and corporate sales.

This proven experience allows him to provide specialized mobile, static surveillance and source development expertise for Cardac Systems Inc.

Willie prides himself on his ability to maintain and build strong relationships within the security and law enforcement world, while transferring that knowledge to the clients we serve.

Communication, dedication and team work is a priority as Willie helps Cardac Systems Inc. clients achieve their goals and take comfort in the fact that Cardac Systems Inc. is a valued partner they can trust long term.

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