We’re a small company, ready to help you do big things.


Obsidian Industrial Solutions (OIS) is an industrial automation contractor based in the Waterloo Region of Southwestern Ontario. We provide automation consulting, contracting, and custom training services to industrial, agricultural, and institutional end users. We also offer these services to other contractors in order to support their projects. OIS is able to work throughout Canada and the United States, as well as worldwide if required. With over 15 years in the industry and the certifications to back it up – OIS puts the time and thought into every project, providing you with the right knowledge to find the perfect solution!

Josh Hamilton
Josh HamiltonPresident, Solutions Architect
Matt Giesbrecht
Matt GiesbrechtApplications Manager
Kurtis Gobbi
Kurtis GobbiApplications Specialist
Michael McNeil
Michael McNeilApplications Specialist
Bruce Chessell
Bruce ChessellApplications Specialist
Colleen Morton
Colleen MortonMechatronics Specialist
Braeden Borges
Braeden BorgesMechatronics Specialist
Aleasha Somers
Aleasha SomersMechatronics Specialist
George Sarre
George SarreJunior Applications Specialist


  • Licensed Industrial Electricians (442A)

  • Mechatronics Specialist Certifications

  • Certified trainers for multiple software packages

  • Gold Certified Integrator for Ignition by Inductive Automation

  • Members, International Society of Automation (ISA)

  • Members, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

  • Members, Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME)

  • Opto 22 IoT Certified OptoPartner