KXI Wildertec

There has to be a better way

For workers to consistently and safely access the wilderness work site.

For too long, wilderness workers have had to sacrifice either their own safety, job efficiency, or environmental protection to reach work sites remote locations.

The KXI Wildertec solution is a no-compromise solution to wilderness travel. From road to no-road to off-road, our single-vehicle solution ensures safety and profitability.

Road To No-Road

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KXI Wildertec

Your workers deserve great tools

KIQ X Industries (KXI) Wildertec is a talented group of individuals and partners committed to rethinking work in the wilderness.

Our proprietary innovations are a convergence of technology for four key systems. Built on top of your favorite light-duty or heavy-duty fleet truck, we elegantly incorporate suspension, steering, tire and control systems tech.

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Wildertec Suspension

Wildertec Suspension

Real-time, hydraulic suspension system controls over 20″ of variable height on each wheel to maximize traction and ride quality.

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Wildertec Tires

Central air allows for immediate inflation and deflation of our bias tires to maximize traction and minimize ground pressure.

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Wildertec Steering

Rear steering connected to traditional front steering controls allow a full-size truck to turn as tight as a compact car – or even crabwalk.

Wildertec steering

Wildertec Control Systems

The brain of our systems is controlled and processed through a whatever chip and custom software.

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Our Leadership Team

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Chris Stewart

President, KXI Wildertec

Chris is the President of KXI and charged with the success of the company. With over 8 years of senior management experience, he specializes in thoughtful market development strategy. With a keen mind for research methodology, financial planning, and business acumen, Chris has twice doubled revenue for companies.

He brings a unique charisma to KXI and is currently focusing on ensuring product-market-fit with the application of the suite of technologies on heavy duty applications.

Chris is a father of two and, with his wife, runs a hobby farm with goats, chickens and an assortment of crops.

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James (Rik) Bond

Director; CEO and President Kelso Technologies

James Rik Bond is the President and CEO of Kelso Technologies (the parent company of KXI). Kelso designs and produces transportation components for rail, trucking and wilderness access. The company built its reputation as a reliable supplier of high-performance rail tank car equipment for the safe transportation of commodities. Kelso products are specifically designed to provide economic and operational advantages to customers while reducing the potential effects of human error and environmental harm.

Over the past 35 years he has served in advisory, consulting, executive management, director and corporate officer roles in numerous private and public companies conducting business in the technology, manufacturing and processing industries.

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Richard Lee

Chief Financial Officer Kelso Technologies

Mr. Lee is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. In addition he is a Certified Management Accountant having obtained his designation in 1991.

Mr. Lee spent more than 25 years working for public accounting firms or for companies that trade on recognized stock exchanges. He has gained a wealth of experience in corporate finance, acquisitions and accounting while working with and for listed public companies trading in Canada as well as registered with the SEC in the United States.

Key Advisors

Paul Cass

Paul Cass

Independent Advisor

Mr. Cass is the former COO of Whitewater West Industries, a manufacturer of waterpark and amusement park equipment, and was COO at Ballard Power Systems Ltd., a public company that develops and manufactures fuel cells for automotive and other markets.

Mr. Cass holds an MBA and BASc and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (P.Eng).

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Frank Busch

Independent Advisor

Mr. Busch’s expertise is finance, business development and indigenous relations. Mr. Busch holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba, certificates from the Canadian Securities Institute and a post-graduate Certificate in Finance from Harvard University prior to commencing a Masters of Liberal Arts in Finance at Harvard. Mr. Busch is an expert in the field of indigenous engagement and relations and has spoken publicly, published articles and advised companies and organizations of all sizes on the subject.

Key Partners

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Vector Truck Designs

Vector Truck Designs Inc. is an off-site engineering design company specializing in class 8 truck systems and component design. Vector brings over 50 years of combined experience in truck design to the manufacturing industry. The company’s design expertise includes front and rear suspensions, steering systems, and powertrain installations for rear wheel drive and all wheel drive trucks.

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Kinetics Drive Solutions

Kinetics Drive Solutions leverages more than 20 years of experience in heavy duty propulsion systems to develop highly customized, yet affordable engineering solutions given special conditions and new vehicle program goals. We specialize in designing and developing new technologies that improve efficiency at higher power densities — without excessive associated costs.

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Thompson Rivers Universrsity

As part of our comittment to environmental sustainability, KXI Wildertec is partnering with Thompson Rivers University to create the “gold standard” for wilderness driving.

Lead by Dr. Lauchlan Fraser Phd and Dr. Laura Weber Plough PhD we are studying the effects of off-road vehicle (ORV) activities on plant and soil properties in Canadian ecosystems.

Senior Project Leads

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Mitch Stone

Mechanical Project Manager

Born with a proverbial “steel wrench in his mouth” Mitch has been wrenching since he was 4 years old.

Post-secondary led him to become a Mechanical Engineering Technologist where his early career focused on composite manufacturing for automotive, production engineering, 3D CAD, and ISO quality assurance.

His success and work ethic led him into operations management to oversee quality, production, purchasing, and engineering of a large regional manufacturer. Here he worked with management to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of complex products. He was then deployed to set up operations plants in Canada, United States, and Mexico.

Mitch has a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing lifecycle including marketing, sales, project management, product/project design, budgets, and timelines. He can build the drawings, turn the wrench, and sell the whole thing to customers.

As a collaborator, he’s committed to clarity and conciseness (with a flare for managing the unexpected) as he pursues absolute excellence in the mechanical operations of KXI Wildertec.

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Brent Giesbrecht

Control Systems Project Manager

Uncompromised in his pursuit of satisfied customers, Mr. Giesbrecht worked with Western Star / Freightliner Trucks in dealer parts sales and technical support for non-North American dealers. He learned each component of each vehicle in detail in order to effectively troubleshoot key mechanical, electrical, and parts-related issues. He liaised with the core engineering team to create custom, creative solutions.

He has an entrepreneurial bent and founded a bespoke motorcycle manufacturing and service company. His business model was to mine the psyche of the client to build the perfect motorcycle. Requiring a lot of intentional discussions and further creative problem solving, he created a community of riders that persists to this day.

He has a rare commitment to user experience whether is walking into his store, climbing on the bike itself or now climbing into a KXI Wildertec-equipped vehicle, Brent pours over every detail to ensure delight.

The KXI Wildertec Team

Committed to uncompromised excellence.

Built for wilderness terrain, the Wildertec cargo trailer can carry up to 3,500 lbs per axle while minimizing ground disturbance.

Wildertec™ Cargo Trailer

Wildertec Body Panels are comprised of a 3-layer Kevlar® weave encased in aircraft-grade epoxy resin. 

Wildertec™ Body Panels

True every-terrain-capability using triple-sidewall bias tire design for maximum traction with minimal impact on fragile terrain, snow, ice, and mud while creating less ground pressure than a walking adult.

Wildertec™ Tires

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Sectors

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Commercial

Accessibility. Like Never Before.

Go where few others can. Learn how Wildertec products enable your fleet to reach places usually only accessible by helicopter – at a fraction of the cost and minimal environmental impact.

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Government

Safe. Tested. Sustainable.

Discover how Wildertec products offer government employees more safety and control even in remote locations while eliminating redundant ATV vehicle costs.

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Indigenous & Remote Communities

Your partner on the land.

KIQ X Industries (KXI) designs our products for the safety and efficiency of the guardians of the wilderness. Learn about our environmental and public service advantages.

KXI is proud to partner with indigenous and remote communities across North America.

KIQ X Industries acknowledges that its headquarters is situated on the traditional unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people.

Our Legacy

Environmental Sustainability

As we understand that robust and dependable transportation in remote areas can be life-giving, KXI has taken precautions to ensure our vehicles, their accessories, and their use are as sustainable as possible.

Indigenous Peoples

KXI is at the early stages of developing an Indigenous Strategy to support British Columbia’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Canada’s government’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission “Calls to Action”, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Employee Health & Welfare

KXI employees are our most valuable resource. We endeavour to create an environment built on mutual respect that is free from discrimination, violence or harassment.

Customer Satisfaction

Our economy requires the movement of people and goods. At KXI, we are committed to ensuring wilderness workers and their equipment get to their destination as safely and efficiently as possible.

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