TEAM DIRECTORY BY BUSINESS UNIT
Mr. Philip Horacek leads Powertech’s Advanced Transportation group, a world leader in the testing and certification of high pressure gas components, automotive fuel systems, and hydrogen fueling protocols. He has more than 15 years of experience in the hydrogen and alternative fuels industry and serves as a technical expert for various CSA, SAE, and ISO committees.
Mr. Fred Rashidi is a seasoned Engineer with Advanced Transportation sector at Powertech Labs. As an Operation Engineer, he ensures test equipment are kept in full capacity, meet the standards and any specialized modification is properly implemented to match client needs. With his extensive international experience interacting with OEM manufacturers within automotive testing industry, Fred creatively provides solutions for new test equipment designs, so that the outcome exceeds expectations.
Mr. Colin Cindrich has eight years of experience in engineering design in different disciplines and five years of experience in project management in different industries. As a Senior Test Engineer with Powertech’s Advanced Transportation team, Mr. Cindrich manages testing programs of hydrogen vehicle components and works closely with clients to determine effective test schedules and parameters.
Mr. Matt Dixon is an Engineer with Powertech’s Gas Systems Testing division of the Advanced Transportation team. He is the Team Lead for pressure vessel and fire testing, which includes durability and certification testing, as well as testing of high pressure hydrogen cylinders.
A Project Engineer in the Gas Systems Testing lab, Mr. Marcus Treacy leads a team of technologists, and manages projects in Powertech’s world-renowned test center for high-pressure fuel systems and components used in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle transportation solutions. His responsibilities include writing test reports, communicating with customers and sourcing vendors and suppliers. Mr. Treacy has extensive experience as a Design Mechanical Engineer including ten years experience in the hydrogen fuel cell industry.
Ms. Stephanie Mills is a Project Engineer responsible for pressure vessel and fire testing within the Advanced Transportation department at Powertech Labs. Her main focus is to perform specialized high pressure hydraulic testing of equipment, and to creatively design new and custom types of test equipment for this purpose. Stephanie’s responsibilities include cylinder testing for use in CNG and H2 applications (Types I to IV), testing to industry standards, data acquisition systems and project management.
Stephanie has a background in Chemical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Mr. Joe English is a Project Engineer for the EV Infrastructure team in the Advanced Transportation sector at Powertech Labs. He leads the development of charging infrastructure solutions for battery electric vehicles (BEV’s), and plays an active role in the identification and development of new BEV charging infrastructure solutions and service offerings. Joe oversees project execution and manages client relationships, while engaging and educating clients about electric vehicle infrastructure options.
Mr. Liam Quinlan is a Project/Design Engineer and member of the team responsible for the design and production of hydrogen fueling stations. Mr. Quinlan completes the mechanical design and documentation including construction documents, as-built documents, and component documentation. He is responsible for the mechanical component selection and procurement and assists in managing projects, client relations and procurement.
Mr. Quinlan played a key role in the mechanical design of the Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance Device (HyStEP), the first hydrogen station testing device in North America. He is a member of the technical committee for the development of the Canadian Hydrogen Installation Code and a technical expert on ISO/TC 197 WG 19.
Ms. Leanne Sharpe is a Project Engineer for the Hydrogen Infrastructure team within the Advanced Transportation sector at Powertech Labs. In this position, she plans, supervises, and implements a variety of major multidisciplinary projects for global utilities, OEMs, research and government organizations. Leanne has a background in Engineering Physics, Electrical/Controls Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and has over 10 years’ experience as a project manager in alternative energy, forestry and oil & gas industries. She is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
A Project Engineer in Powertech’s Advanced Transportation - Gas Systems Testing Department, Mr. Evan Waugh is responsible for high pressure hydrogen system testing to international standards for compressed hydrogen components and storage tanks used in vehicles, transportation, and fueling station applications.
Mr. Erik Klett is a Project / Design Engineer for the Hydrogen Infrastructure team within the Advanced Transportation sector at Powertech Labs. His areas of expertise consist of mechanical system design, and electrical and control system design. This includes control panel design, electrical distribution and electrical panel design, as well as development of Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, control narratives and cause and effect matrices.