TEAM DIRECTORY BY LAB/GROUP
APPLIED CHEMISTRY & ENVIRONMENT LAB
Mr. Stephen Varisco is the Manager of Applied Chemistry & Environment at Powertech Labs. With 20 years of analytical laboratory experience in the field of environmental testing, Stephen is responsible for all unit testing performed in the environmental, transformer oil and coolant/fuel/lubricant departments. He has extensive expertise with laboratory optimization, method validation, data interpretation and laboratory information systems (LIMS), and is currently the vice chair of the British Columbia Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (BCELTAC).
Mr. Jeff Lang is an experienced Chemical Technician in Powertech’s Applied Chemistry & Environment Lab. He joined the Applied Chemistry team in 1999 and managed the Oil Quality section, performing the analysis of insulating oil samples, and also assisted the Fuels and Lubrication section. Since 2011 Mr. Lang has worked in the Environmental Lab where he performs an array of tests on water and soil samples. He has served as Group Leader of the Environmental Lab since January 2015.
Dr. Ben Wang is a Chemical Technician for Applied Chemistry & Environment in the Substations sector at Powertech. In this role, Ben is responsible for operations in the asbestos lab and overseeing the daily run of analysis. This includes operating microscopes to analyze asbestos samples, communicating with subcontract labs for polarized light microscopic and transmission electron microscopic analysis, as well as reviewing analytical data and preparing reports for clients. Additionally, Ben maintains and repairs laboratory instrumentation and performs method validation and verification procedures to meet ISO 9001 and 17025 guidelines, including proficiency testing, and internal and external quality audits.
Ms. Jianshan Wang is an experienced Chemical Technician in the Chemistry Lab in Powertech’s Substations Department. She conducts a variety of chemical analyses on insulating fluids, oils and greases, and provides training to other technicians and technologists within the department and across the company. Ms. Wang also provides technical support, advice and assistance to scientists, project leaders and personnel from other business units.