Craig Louie, P.Eng.,
Craig Louie, P.Eng., Co-founder
Craig Louie is an expert at applying the systems approach to complex product development and complex project management. This approach uses a holistic approach to the integration of technology, processes, and people in multi-stakeholder environments. He has grown from an expert systems engineering leader of novel clean energy systems and the Chief Strategy Officer of an Automotive Fuel Cell Joint Venture to a Engineering and Management Consultant to important organizations. Craig has an Engineering Physics degree from UBC and has over 25 years of experience in industry. Craig has been the systems lead of multiple novel complex systems, from concept to manufacturing and field deployment. Craig has been a project lead of large complex development and infrastructure projects, including leading Global Development teams. Craig is currently leading a complex systems project for TransLink and is also helping TransLink improve their project management and systems engineering processes.
Chris Norman, P.Eng.,
Chris Norman, P.Eng., Co-founder
Chris Norman is an expert in applying systems engineering and business strategy to industrial resource and energy projects, acquiring utility funding, and leading multi-company clean tech projects. Chris is also an expert in development test engineering and performance analysis of complex systems, and has led large commissioning teams of complex powerplants. He has grown from an expert systems development and test engineering leader of novel clean energy systems to a World leader in Resource Management projects for multiple industries. Chris has an Engineering Physics degree from UBC, 1991, where he met Craig, and they have been good friends and colleagues ever since. Chris has been a continuous student of Development Testing, and has a real "feel" for how systems and components "want to run". Chris is naturally a people person, leader, coach, team player, and mentor in all walks of his life. Chris is known for his wisdom, experience, and strong project management skills. Chris has completed the Certified Energy Manager training by CIET and AEE.
Flyn McCarthy, P.Eng.,
Flyn McCarthy, P.Eng., Principal
Flyn McCarthy is an expert in energy management for industry and has a proven track record of integrated energy management programs and energy projects for mining and oil and gas companies. Flyn's in depth knowledge of energy management stems from his background in process optimization for oil and gas refining. Flyn is also an expert in energy modelling and development of measurement and verification programs for complex industrial processes. Flyn has served as Corporate Energy Manager for large mining corporations and understands the opportunities and challenges of implementing a successful corporate energy management program. He has grown from an expert process engineer to a leader in innovative energy efficiency technologies and programs for industry. Flyn has a Chemical Engineering degree from UBC, 2005, where he developed a understanding of the importance of resource conservation through clean tech. Flyn is a member of various industrial innovation initiatives including the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative, the Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution and former leader of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council. Flyn is an experienced trainer and skilled energy management coach with a thoughtful approach to interacting with clients interested in energy management. Flyn is known for his leadership, and strong project management skills. Flyn has completed the Certified Energy Manager training by CIET and AEE.
Ian Gilchrist, MBA, M.Eng., P.Eng.,
Ian Gilchrist, MBA, M.Eng., P.Eng., Principal
Ian Gilchrist is an expert in applying the systems engineering approach to energy systems architecture and the development of complex products. He has over 15 years of experience in leadership and management of engineering teams in product development, project execution and operations support, and has held formal positions in Safety Management. Ian’s experience includes high-tech product development for the automotive and back-up power sectors, consulting engineering and construction management in the forestry sector, wastewater clean-up in the mining and metallurgy sector, and early career exposure to basic research in particle physics and to product development in the biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining SysEne, Ian was the Manager of Test Engineering at Ballard Power Systems, where he also served as the Product Architect for large-scale distributed power generation products and as the Manager, Continuation Engineering for Systems Platforms, including stationary and motive power products. Ian has a bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from The Colorado College and a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University. He recently completed the Executive MBA Program at Simon Fraser University, where he was awarded the Graduate Dean’s Convocation Medal as the most outstanding graduate student from the faculty of Business. Ian is a Professional Engineer registered in the Province of British Columbia.
Michael Eiche, P.Eng.,
Michael Eiche, P.Eng., Principal
Michael Eiche is an expert in systems engineering, technology development and product development. He has been the lead systems engineer of multiple fuel cell power systems and a lead subsystems engineer for medical cyclotrons. Michael has over 26 years of experience with technology and product development of complex systems. By spanning system-of-systems design, systems design, component design, manufacturing, and operations, Michael brings a full understanding of the complete product development life-cycle. Michael has an Engineering Physics degree (Hons) from UBC, 1989. He holds 3 US patents for fuel cell systems. In addition to his engineering career, Michael is also an avid remote control glider enthusiast, amateur movie maker, and audio-visual expert.
Andrea Tylczak, P.Eng., C.E.M., LEED A.P.,
Andrea Tylczak, P.Eng., C.E.M., LEED A.P., Senior Project Engineer
Andrea is a senior project engineer with over twenty-five years’ experience, specializing in energy management and energy systems. She is a Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. She has also obtained certificates in Sustainable Energy Management (SEMAC), Project Management and Technical Business Management. As an Energy Management Engineer, she has performed energy studies for numerous industrial sites. She has optimized rotating machinery, material handling, dryer, and pipeline systems and reviewed entire new plant designs for potential energy savings. Andrea has identified 170,000 MWh of electrical savings opportunities to date, together with applicable utility incentive programs. Andrea is also an experienced Senior Systems and Product Development Engineer, with experience in the aerospace, transportation, and alternative energy systems domains. Her skills include definition of product requirements, system architecture and verification planning, product certification, product and testing safety analysis, build, testing and delivery of demonstration technology, strategic product road mapping, engineering process redesign, and energy and flow analysis.
Andrew Henderson, P.Eng.,
Andrew Henderson, P.Eng., Principal
Andrew has 25 years’ experience as a Senior Project Manager and Senior Systems Engineer, with a deep background in complex brownfield project management, systems engineering, interface management and stakeholder engagement. Before joining SysEne, he spent 12 years with Shell, which included a key role on the Project Leadership Team for the $3B Nyhamna Gas Plant Expansion project in Norway delivering a large electrical and controls Static VAr compensating system ($80M), and a major turnaround ($50M) with 221 multidisciplinary tie-ins and control systems upgrades. Additional accomplishments included delivering a major FEED study to an accelerated schedule, being the stakeholder technical interface lead for a 12 partner dual JV development, and completing many brownfield projects as a Sr. Project Engineer at Shell Gabon. Andrew has also worked as a Senior Systems Engineer and was a Systems Engineering Lead for multiple fuel cell stationary power systems, including taking responsibility for overall system design, requirements development, customer liaison, test program and performance verification. Andrew has lived/worked in and visited over 50 countries, and has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mech Eng) degree from the University of Waterloo, 1992.
Stephen Czerniej, P.Eng., PMP,
Stephen Czerniej, P.Eng., PMP, Senior Project Manager & Systems Engineer
Stephen Czerniej is an experienced systems engineer and project manager with a demonstrated history of working in machine vision, transportation, automotive, maritime, infrastructure, and electronic industries. He has worked with program and capital project development mixing expertise in business, project management, and systems engineering. Stephen has a firm grasp of product and capital project lifecycle and delivery by executing and utilizing system design technology, requirements management, development processes, contract tendering, risk management, and testing approaches. Stephen has a Systems Engineering Degree (2010) and Graduate Business Diploma (2011) from Simon Fraser University, an Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Professional Engineering Designation (P.Eng 2014), and a Project Management Professional Designation by the Project Management Institute (PMP 2014). Stephen is an avid snowboarder, soccer player, home builder, music enthusiast, and social organizer.
Christopher Balicki, MBA, P.Eng., PMP,
Christopher Balicki, MBA, P.Eng., PMP, Senior Project Manager & Senior Engineer
Christopher Balicki has over 10 years’ experience as a project manager and process engineer within a large public sector institution, with a focus on enabling valuable industry product development projects in the advanced fabrication and prototyping facility. Possessing in-depth knowledge of R&D and laboratory systems, he has played a key role in 4D LABS becoming a $70M hub for materials science innovation and technology commercialization. With experience in frontline training, workplace safety and emergency response, through to business strategy and operations, Christopher has a strong appreciation for excellent communication, relationship-building, and problem-solving. Beyond formal roles, he has gained enjoyment and experience in co-founding a start-up in automotive tuning, pursuing a private pilot's license, and travelling. Christopher has a Bachelors in Materials Engineering (2009) from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Business Administration (2020) from Simon Fraser University.
Munish Kalia, MEng., PMP, CSEP,
Munish Kalia, MEng., PMP, CSEP, Principal
With over 21 years of experience in the defense, aerospace and maritime industries, Munish brings a wealth of experience in applying systems engineering and business strategy to complex programs and product development. Munish is an expert in real time mission critical systems, automation and control systems, software intensive systems and systems know-how. After earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Munish began his career in the Indian Navy as a frontline radar and weapon systems engineer and worked for 16 years in various positions both onboard ships and ashore, including in the Navy’s technology development division. Mid-career, while still an active naval officer, Munish earned his Master of Engineering with a specialization in communication and digital signal processing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Retiring from the Navy with the rank of Commander & Joint Director (Systems Engineering), Munish soon established himself in the private sector, working in the aerospace, defense and material automation industries in Canada, where he implemented his extensive experience in complex product development and systems integration.
Inger Miller, MRM, BS Econ.,
Inger Miller, MRM, BS Econ., Senior Project Manager/ Senior Manager, Business Solutions
Inger is a Senior Project Manager and Senior Manager for Business Solutions. Before joining the SysEne team, Inger was the Program Manager for Sustainable Transportation, managing several CleanBC Go Electric programs for Plug In BC. Her work in sustainable transportation also includes publishing research on consumer perceptions of BEVs, managing researchers on EV adoption in Fleets, and research to investigate barriers and challenges marginalized communities face. Inger has worked as a Policy Analyst for the BC Trucking Association and has a proven track record of being a detail-oriented individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Beyond the transportation industry, she has also successfully managed projects in the telecommunications and finance industry. Inger has a Master's of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University and served as a researcher for the Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team (START). She also has a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Florida A&M University.
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