CrossTech Consulting Inc. was started in 1998 by Steve Giles. 

Before starting CrossTech Consulting, Steve worked in the Process Automation department of the premier Canadian flat-rolled steel producer, and at the time of leaving, was the Process Automation System Architect.

Steve is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada, a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Systems Design Engineering, and a member of the the Association for Iron and Steel Technology

CrossTech Consulting’s first engagements were in Year 2000 consulting, in both the steel and automotive parts industries, involved in overall program design with particular focus in process control, real-time control and embedded areas, and their integration into information systems.

After that,  CrossTech Consulting shifted into its primary focus, providing high-level, strategic consulting and services, with engagements in the steel, automotive and defense/marine engineering sectors.