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

Steve Britten

Steve Britten,

Steve Britten has a degree in geography and environmental studies. Before joining Specialty Technical Publishers he worked as a school teacher and freelance photo-journalist in England, and a Parliamentary reporter and sports presenter on radio and television in South Africa.

He joined STP in 1995 and paved the way for the transition of the company's publications from loose-leaf binders into the electronic realm. His responsibilities include liaising with STP's outside authors and technology partners, as well as the continual search for new areas in which to publish. He heads up a staff of 30 people and sees STP playing an increasingly important role in providing guidance and solutions to corporations throughout North America and worldwide, in the responsible management of hazardous materials and workplace safety.

Gail Ankiewicz

Gail Ankiewicz,
Vice-President of Sales & Marketing

Gail qualified with a National Diploma in Food & Clothing Technology after which she started her own clothing design and specialty garment company. She then transitioned into the banking industry where she began her long and varied technical sales and consulting career, incorporating high level account management.

Upon moving to Canada in 2003, she continued to build on her account management, relationship building, sales and client service experience of more than 20 years.

AS VP of Sales and Marketing Gail manages the full sales process while working with all other STP departments to ensure that processes are streamlined to deliver a high level product to our target market, one that fits the evolving industry.

Her team liaises with global content providers, multinational organizations and software delivery system companies to ensure quality content is delivered to the client's choice of partner. In her "spare" time Gail lends a hand as the laborer in home renovations. She also enjoys travel, reading, cooking and acting as seamstress to her friends and family.

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,
Training Manager, Online Services

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.

Roxane Cinnamon-Wagar

Alex Iezzi,
IT Manager

Alex was born in Argentina and moved to Canada at 1973. He is a trained French classical chef and enjoys cooking at home. In 1996 he attended Niagara College in Welland Ontario, and graduated with a Computer Programming Diploma. He attended Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia for two years, working towards a Computer Science Degree.

He moved to Calgary in 2009 where he completed the Mount Royal University Business Analyst certificate course and has been a Business Analyst for the last seven years, planning and executing large scale IT projects. He recently relocated to his hometown of Vancouver and is excited with the opportunities that the IT role at STP offers.

STP News & Blog

SPF18 Americas Conference
June 18 - 20, 2018

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Gail Ankiewicz, V.P. of Sales and Marketing will be attending the SPF Americas Enablon Conference later this month.

Join Specialty Technical Publishers at the Enablon Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) Americas 2018, the premier conference of the year for EHS, Sustainability and Risk technology, taking place in Chicago on June 19 - 20th. For more information, visit: SPF Americas 2018

Read Our Blog

June 19, 2018 Consumer Protection

Congress Defines “Rule” Broadly, to Have More to Repeal
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June 12, 2018 Supreme Court

Supreme Court Avoids Choosing Between Religion and Anti-Discrimination in Commerce
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June 7, 2018 Workplace Violence

Protecting Isolated Workers
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June 5, 2018 Environment

A Beaver’s Tale: Lessons Learned at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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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.