TEAM DIRECTORY BY LAB/GROUP
HIGH CURRENT LAB
Mr. Ken Bognar is the Director of Powertech's T&D Technology and Testing group which focuses on power delivery systems, including transmission and distributions systems and associated equipment. He is responsible for technology development and testing programs for his group, which consists of mechanical and electrical testing and asset management services. His group works closely with other labs within Powertech to offer one-stop-shop solutions to clients.
Mr. Logan Connaughton manages Powertech’s High Power Lab under the Substation Technology & Testing group. He is responsible for providing electrical testing services, failure analysis, and consultation to power equipment manufacturers and utilities with custom test programs or in accordance with international standards, including: IEEE, IEC, CSA, ANSI, and UL. He has extensive experience performing temperature rise testing, thermal cycling, and accelerated aging, short-circuit testing, instrument accuracy and power quality measurements. Mr. Connaughton has also been responsible for the machine insulation testing services at Powertech since 2012 and has experience performing quality assurance testing on stator bars and coils since 2007.
Mr. Reza Soltani is the Team Lead for Generation Electrical Services within the Generation Technology and Testing sector at Powertech Labs. He is an Electrical Engineer who has extensive experience in design, testing and evaluation of insulation systems of high voltage rotating machines. With more than 17 years of experience, he leads the Generation Services team who provide a variety of diagnostic tests and accelerated aging programs for evaluation of stator bars/coils, as well as condition assessment and site testing for large rotating machines.