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.
Mr. Roham Bazarjani is a senior engineer in the Distribution Grid Management section of the Grid Modernization sector at Powertech Labs. He has more than eleven years’ experience leading teams and successfully executing projects safely for clients in several industries, including electrical utilities, pulp and paper, oil and gas, chemical and mining.
With expertise in electrical and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems engineering, as well as strong knowledge in communications, Roham is a valuable asset to the Grid Modernization sector at Powertech Labs.
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.
Caitlyn Boyle is the Communications Assistant in the Client Engagement Department at Powertech Labs. In this role she provides support to the Marketing Manager with corporate communications such as producing marketing copy, editing Powertech’s internal and external websites, managing client surveys, developing strategies for marketing giveaways and performing a full range of marketing collateral creation alongside the Client Engagement team.
In addition to corporate communications, Caitlyn is responsible for event coordination, from organizing company presence at tradeshows and conferences both locally and internationally, to facilitating technical laboratory tours. Caitlyn is the main point of contact for the Client Engagement team when communicating with external clients, as well as internal staff and senior management.
As Senior Manager of Powertech’s Generation Technology & Testing group, Mr. Darren Bromley focuses on supporting asset integrity management for electrical utilities and equipment manufacturers. Collaborating with Powertech’s internal experts, Mr. Bromley’s team offers engineering techniques for damage mitigation, repair strategies, and asset life extension for efficient and cost-effective solutions. The team also provides failure analysis (forensic investigation), fitness-for-service analysis, weld repair strategies, coatings and corrosion testing and consulting, evaluation of material properties, microstructural assessment, and general metallurgical consultation.