Meet The Team

Shawn Nowokowski

Operations Manager

Mr. Nowokowski joined Absolute Environmental Waste Management Inc. as Operations Manager in 2015. Mr. Nowokowski is responsible for our class 1A deep injection wells and the overall success of our uninterrupted disposal services.
Shawn is a seasoned leader with over 10 years extensive experience building and growing operations in the oil and gas industry. He began his career in the oil and gas industry with Newalta Corporation and has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. He is an accomplished project leader and pioneered the research and development, construction, commissioning and production phases of the first commercial-scale demonstration plant for the process of mature fine tailings (MFT) at Syncrude’s oil sands mine operation near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Shawn holds a fourth class power engineering certificate from the Alberta Boilers Safety Association and has received a modern safety management certificate from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). He also completed global training course and has received a certificate awarding him of demonstrating a commitment to improving safety management through skills, knowledge and desire, and providing safety leadership for an injury-free environment.

Sunil Etikela

Project Manager - Environmental Engineer

Mr. Sunil joined Absolute Environmental Waste Management Inc. in 2012 as a Project Manager - Environmental Engineer and currently oversees all environmental reports for the facility (Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessment Reports, Surface & Ground Water Monitoring Reports, Storm Water Management). He is responsible for the monthly volumetric submission required by the AER (Petrinex). He overseas the regulatory and compliance (AER & AESRD) for Absolute waste disposal operations, performs audits for Absolute waste disposal operations.
Sunil’s primary focus is closely integrating environmental practices with business operations to create strategic solutions that ultimately provide long-term value for the organization.
Sunil holds a Master’s Degree in Science and Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Windsor, Ontario. He has over five years of field and administrative experience and is committed to ongoing professional development. He is a registered member of Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB) as a Biologist in Trainee (BIT) and also a registered member with Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB) as an Environmental Professional (EP).