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Art has spent his entire life in the heavy equipment, site development, and green industries. He is currently President and CEO of the Edmonton operations within the Wilco Group of Companies and the WHiMASE Group. Art’s contribution to Nektar is tuned from his experience in managing his company-wide operations while leveraging software solutions developed to support day-to-day data management procedures.

Currently the over 300 employees of Wilco NW and the WHiMASE Group run 100% of daily field and admin operations in a paperless environment using the mobile Nektar apps. This includes, fleet maintenance, documentation of safe work practice meetings, JHAs, payroll time card data, maintenance logs for outdoor green spaces, site inspection reports, project daily logs, time and materials tracking for cost plus work records, etc. etc.

Art has provided innovative vision and leadership in the global marketing and sales success of the Nektar asset management systems, Histree, Arcsset, and Equipdata. An additional independent product, WiTRAX, developed in partnership with DRAXware Solutions, brings all of the WHiMASE software solutions into a single dashboard interface. This includes data mined in real time from Explorer, Heavy Bid (Accounting, Estimating) and the Nektar Data solutions. As well, the WHiMASE group has integrated all operations within a cloud hosted document management environment hosted by and in partnership with Egnyte. With this well rounded experience Art provides data collection, asset and document management consulting solutions to contractors, governments, enterprise, utility, green, and oil and gas industries.

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Recent Articles by Art Maat

Improving Communication and Response Time

Rapid response time is vital in every industry. It reduces the likelihood and frequency of work-related injury, illness, and death. Learn more about reducing response time and improving communication with stakeholders.

How to Encourage Employees to Report Workplace Hazards

Companies rely on their employees to identify and report hazardous working conditions, but not all of them are willing to do so. Follow these simple steps to eliminate your employees' reluctance to report workplace hazards.

Safety Violations Result in Stricter Preventative Measures

Preventative measures protect employees against injury, but not all workers abide by the rules and regulations resulting in stricter policies being put in place. Learn what the top safety violations are and what preventative measures exist.