About Us

Maapera is an environmental services company that is focused on applying advanced sensing and computer automation technology to soil assessment and clean up operations – this field is often called Rapid Soil Analysis Systems


Maapera is actually the Finnish word for “Soil” and our Founder (Preston Sorenson) is of Scandinavian heritage so he thought it would be a great name for a company.

We are a business with a passion and our goal is to reduce the risks and costs associated with our services so that control and remediation of industrial contamination can be done more effectively and with lower costs……we hope this means more of remediation occurs so that the environmental impact of human industry is minimized.

It is currently estimated that over 25% of sites that have been remediated fail an audit in Alberta with similar failure rates expected across North America and we believe this leaves us with an incredible opportunity to have an impact.


Founder and Chief Technology Officer: Preston Sorenson, Msc., P.Ag

As the founder and Chief Scientist, Preston brings passion and expertise to the Maapera team. His experience in Environmental consulting combined with his Doctoral research is what identified the potential for changing how soil analysis and remediation operations are done.

President: Graham Kawulka, P.Eng

Experience in areas of business that span such aspects as R&D, Patents, Engineering Management, Product Management, Service, Sales and Marketing, B2B sales, B2C sales, marketing, and P&L positions. Graham brings a wealth of knowledge and proven record of performance from such companies and GE and Siemens to the Maapera team.