Meet Our Leadership Team


Chris BracePresident

Chris has been with Brace Tool for 26 years but started at an early age listening to the family business discussion with his parents. Chris’s first steps were in the manufacturing division at Brace and many years later his passion around manufacturing still shows as he’s involved in many of the research and development projects that will be driving the business growth. Chris is always looking for the next opportunity and you will find him strategizing on how to move the business forward, developing new corporate partnerships, and continuing to develop a stellar management team! In his spare time, you can find Chris, Stacey and their four children on the lake boating or just enjoying outdoor activities.


Benny Bexley

U.S. Sales Manager

Benny has been with Brace Tool for 7 years with previous experience in the Gulf of Mexico working for Expro Americas. Benny is a slick liner turned Sales Manager and is passionate about helping customers find the right solution for the job. When Benny isn’t working you can find him hunting, fishing, or sport shooting. Benny is married with two children.

Clint Bowers

Red Deer Operations Manager

Clint started at Brace Tool in 1999 with previous experience in Slickline/E-line. Clint is responsible for the daily operations and sales in our Red Deer branch. Clint is also part of our operations and strategic sales team that works on key decisions on how to grow our business ensuring the highest efficiency. Clint has a unique hobby of making fishing lures. He enjoys fishing, camping, ATVing, and spending time with his family. Clint is married with two children and has one granddaughter.

Matthew Alexander

VP Finance

Matthew joined Brace Tool in 2016 and holds a Chartered Account designation. Prior to coming to Brace Tool, Matthew worked at one of Alberta’s largest, local, independent, full-service accounting firms. Matthew has a passion for entrepreneurship and providing insight beyond the financial operations of Brace. When not at work, Matthew enjoys woodworking, motorcycles and spending time with his young family. Matthew is married with one daughter and is expecting their second child in the fall.

Spencer Vanderpal

Business Development Director

Spencer joined Brace Tool in 2015 with over 33 years of oilfield experience; covering well interventions, completions and new technology. Spencer is responsible for our international sales and business development which incorporates everything from client meetings to strategizing on how to grow our international market. Spencer resides in the GCC. Spencer enjoys motor sport racing cars from Middle East touring cars to 24 hr endurance racing, and cycling. Spencer is married with two children.