About US


Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) is one of North America's premier publishers of comprehensive technical online resource guides in the areas of environmental, health and safety, transportation, business practices, standards and laws.

Founded in 1986, STP serves more than 40,000 clients and approximately 1,000,000 users, ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to individual consultancies. STP provides integrated online subscription services for single or multiple users which can be adapted for delivery in most EMIS structures. STP publications are regularly updated to reflect new regulations in an ever-expanding range of topic areas.

STP publications are designed specifically for compliance and audit managers, professionals, and business leaders who want practical interpretation and application of rules and regulations in the North American and international arenas.

Meet the Team

Gail Ankiewicz

Gail Ankiewicz,

Gail has a qualification in Food & Clothing Technology from Durban University of Technology in South Africa. Before joining Specialty Technical Publishers she worked at the University of Pietermaritzburg and then transitioned into the banking industry where she began her long and varied technical sales and consulting career, incorporating high level account management. This continued in Canada working for Retail & Standards Authorities. As President of Specialty Technical Publishers, Gail Ankiewicz oversees the group’s environmental health, safety compliance and auditing division, and has managed STP’s transition from paper-based products to full online publishing as well as software partner relationships and integrations. She is based in Vancouver, Canada.

Gisela Temmel

Gisela Temmel,
Director of Editing

Gisela Temmel has had a 20-year career in editing and publishing, working with trade books, reference guides, technical reports and magazines for print and online delivery. Her subject areas have included business law and accounting, local government, construction, transportation, environmental law and health and wellness.

As Director of Editing at STP, she leads a team of editors who, together with expert authors, develop original content and regularly update STP's extensive range of publications.

In her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors and social dancing.

Roxane Cinnamon

Roxane Cinnamon,
Director of Sales and Training

Roxane joined the STP Team in 2010 as a Training Facilitator, bringing with her over 15 years of experience in sales, finance and client services. Having previously worked for a standards development company, Roxane recognizes the importance of understanding and applying standards properly. Combined with her interest in assisting the public, Roxane is pleased to use her experience to further client utilization and knowledge of STP guides and delivery methods.

In her spare time, Roxane enjoys various athletic activities, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

STP News & Blog

Specialty Technical Publishers Has A New President
August 29, 2018

STP would like to announce some changes in the leadership of the company. Following the retirement of Steve Britten, Gail Ankiewicz has been appointed as President of the company. She has worked for many years as Vice-President & Director of Sales & Marketing and brings her product expertise and years of experience to the role. Roxane Cinnamon, for several years our Training Manager, is now Director of Sales & Training. Congratulations to both of them and wishing Steve a long and happy retirement.

Calvin Liu has joined STP as a Senior IT Developer and three new Account Managers have also been recruited. We warmly welcome Calvin, Alicia Feinstadt, Mary MacPhee, and Shahvir Patell to the STP team.

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Read Our Blog

October 16, 2018 Environment

EPA Proposes To Replace Obama-Era Rules For Coal Fired Power Plants
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October 9, 2018 Environment

Court Reinstates Delayed Accidental Release Prevention Revisions, While EPA Moves To Rescind Them
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October 4, 2018 Environment 

Environmental Justice Update
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October 2, 2018 Health and Safety

EPA is Considering a Regulatory Roadmap For Additional Uses of Asbestos
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2018 Conferences and Events
March 6 - 7 NAEM IT St.Petersburg, FL
March 12 - 15 IIA Conference Las Vegas, NV
April 18 - 20 Intelex Austin, TX
April 30 – May 3 ProcessMap Hollywood Beach, FL
May 8 - 9 IAPC Philadelphia, PA
May 9 - 10 Gensuite Lawrenceburg, IN
May 15 - 17 ELCON Denver, CO
June 3 - 6 ASSE San Antonio, TX
June 19 - 20 Enablon Chicago, IL
October 3 - 4 IIA Conference Washington, DC
Oct. 24 - 26 NAEM Louisville, KY
Nov. 13 - 14 IAPC Houston, TX


STP welcomes applications from qualified individuals. STP is small but dynamic organization and the work culture is collaborative and supportive, seeking to explore employees' career goals and fully utilize their skill sets.