Our Team

Randy Schmitz

President, Product Design & Development

As president of Schmitz Mittz and inventor of the Schmitz Mittz extrication glove, and co-inventor of our Oil & Gas Glove, Randy bring's over 30 years of experience in the vehicle extrication end of fire-fighting and is one of the most sought after vehicle extrication instructors in the world.

Randy's achievements include:
  • Chairmen For the Alberta Vehicle Extrication Association
  • Chairman for the 2010 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge
  • T.E.R.C International Extrication Judge for Canada, USA, U.K.
  • Instructor of Extrication courses across Canada and the U.S.A.
  • Instructor and course developer for Big Rig  H.O.T. Symposium
  • Competed in all levels of competition including Regional, International and World Challenges
Randy in the field of extrication:
  • Tester and evaluator for manufactured prototype products for extrication equipment.
  • Writes extrication related training articles for Canadian Firefighter, Firefighting in Canada, Fire Engineering
  •  Content developer for “Action Training Systems (3 Part Vehicle Extrication DVD series - 2012)
  • Filmed “Hybrid Extrication” for Discovery Channel Network
  • Presenter at FDIC 2012 - 2019

Robert Stevenson

Vice President, Marketing & Manufacturing & Distribution

Robert (Rob) Stevenson, is a retired District Chief, having worked 6 years in that position, with alternate duties as Acting Battalion Chief, for a total with the Calgary Fire Department of 37 1/2 years. He brings with him a wealth of “Safety “ knowledge, Supervisory, and Management skills, having supervised up to 275 fire personnel, in Fire Ground Command, and everyday operational needs.

He is responsible for our marketing & manufacturing, and liaison with our overseas manufacturer, all research & development and design changes.


Breanna Kinch

Office Manager / Customer Liaison

Breanna has been with Schmitz Mittz for the past 8 years. She's taken responsibility of the customer service and shipping.

Peter Tse

Interpreter & International Liaison

As a well respected businessman in Calgary for over 40 years, Peter brings a wealth of knowledge as well as language, international communications and travel acumen. He brings an abundance of knowledge & experience to the team.