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MECHANICAL LAB


  BEN SKILLINGS   - P.Eng., PMP Team Lead, Mechanical Lab T&D Technology and Testing

BEN SKILLINGS  - P.Eng., PMP
Team Lead, Mechanical Lab
T&D Technology and Testing

Mr. Ben Skillings is the Manager of the Mechanical Lab in the T&D Technology and Testing department at Powertech Labs. As a mechanical engineer with a machinist background, Ben has proven himself to be a proficient leader and a knowledgeable team member within the electric utility industry. He has 15 years’ professional engineering and trades experience and has established broad knowledge in design, construction, commissioning, and maintenance.

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phone:  604.598.5084
cellular:  604.786.7719  


  SID CHERUKUPALLI   -  EIT, B.A.Sc.  Project Engineer, Mechanical Lab T&D Technology & Testing

SID CHERUKUPALLI  - EIT, B.A.Sc.
Project Engineer, Mechanical Lab
T&D Technology & Testing

Mr. Sid Cherukupalli is a Project Engineer working in the Mechanical Laboratory in the T&D Technology and Testing department at Powertech Labs. On average, he coordinates 20 independent mechanical and electrical tests on a monthly basis, efficiently maintaining project schedules and deliverable deadlines for each.

His experience in project management encompasses scope creation, data analysis and report generation. This includes various test programs such as mechanical failure, fatigue cycling, thermal stress, and vibration stress testing.

Mr. Cherukupalli is frequently involved in multi-disciplinary projects which often require the use of mechanical, electrical, and material engineering practices.

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phone:  604.590.6651


  ERIK GROOM   -  P.Eng  Sr. Project Manager, Mechanical Lab T&D Technology and Testing

ERIK GROOM  - P.Eng
Sr. Project Manager, Mechanical Lab
T&D Technology and Testing

Mr. Erik Groom is an experienced Professional Engineer managing multiple projects in Powertech’s Mechanical lab. His responsibilities include writing quotes and proposals for testing campaigns, project management, budgeting and execution, and managing customer relationships through effective communication.

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phone: 604.598.5042   
cellular: 604.626.3092


  SARA TAHERMARAM   - P.Eng. Project Engineer, Mechanical Lab T&D Technology and Testing

SARA TAHERMARAM - P.Eng.
Project Engineer, Mechanical Lab
T&D Technology and Testing

Mrs. Sara Tahermaram is a project engineer in the Mechanical laboratory under the T&D Technology and Testing group, where she manages the day to day mechanical & T&D projects including a full range of customized testing services. She has a comprehensive background in solid mechanics, reliability analysis, and project management and is specialized in stress and thermal analysis.

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phone: 604.590.6661  
cellular: 604.561.2261


  ROGER TRIP   -  Dipl Chem Tech  Sr. Project Specialist, Mechanical Lab T&D Technology and Testing

ROGER TRIP  - Dipl Chem Tech
Sr. Project Specialist, Mechanical Lab
T&D Technology and Testing

Mr. Roger Trip is a Senior Project Specialist in Powertech’s Mechanical Testing Lab, having progressed through junior and senior technologist positions. He is responsible for coordinating project and test work within the laboratory, including equipment and technologist utilization. His duties also include proposing test work and projects for external and internal clients, as well as managing and delivering project work. Mr. Trip is familiar with a wide range of test equipment and transducers used in mechanical testing programs and in-situ non-destructive examination.

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phone: 604.590.7440   
cellular: 604.314.4667