TEAM DIRECTORY BY LAB
Dr. Sasi Sasitharan is a technical leader and project manager on Powertech’s Inspections team, providing a diverse array of testing and consultation services including non-destructive testing, civil and seismic engineering, and on-site inspections. His fields of interest include laboratory and field testing of soils, embankment dam surveillance and seepage investigation, seismic design, geomembrane technology, and carbon sequestration. He has authored numerous publications on these subjects. He is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Geotechnical Engineering Society.
Mr. Tom Szakacs is a Nondestructive Testing Specialist Leader carrying out maintenance inspections throughout BC Hydro facilities and for contractors requiring maintenance overhaul support in NDT methods. Mr. Szakacs consults with engineers within BC Hydro and with outside contractors in support of NDT and weld inspections of fabricated components and repairs.
Mr. Gordon Balfour brings more than three decades of experience to his position of Non-destructive Testing Specialist. He received his Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1979. He then worked at Lister Bolt and Chain for 22 years in positions of increasing responsibility, developing procedures and personnel for inspection and testing programs and managing major projects. As president of Performance Metals Inc. he provided consulting and contract services in quality assurance, inspection, testing and materials. He joined Powertech in 2004.