We are a dedicated team of experts that simplify complex problems for our clients.
Chris Norman, P.Eng, PM
Chris is an experienced project manager and is co-founder of SysEne.
He has over 26 years of experience with energy projects in the commercial and industrial sectors. He has experience designing green field power plants (system engineer), project managing multimillion-dollar projects, managing a consulting firm’s clean tech business unit and now focuses his efforts on bringing the system’s engineering approach to energy projects in the industrial sector. Chris has been involved in all developmental states of projects including technology development, system concept development, product development, industrial energy projects, site engineering, and project management.
Chris is a registered member of EGBC and is a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP).
Craig Louie, P.Eng., PM
Delivers systems that make a healthier world. Team builder. Trusted advisor. Coach. Dad. #gamer
Co-Founder of a systems engineering and management consultancy that helps clients deliver on projects that matter. If the politics don’t fly, the system never will. Over thirty years experience successfully delivering complex systems in the energy, automotive, and mass transit systems. Change agent, team-builder, trusted advisor. Listening is a Superpower. Dad.
Flyn McCarthy, P.Eng.
Expert in energy management. Public Speaker. Guru of metaphors and making the complex simple.
Flyn has over fifteen years of experience with energy and carbon management in the industrial sector. He has expertise in carbon management for oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, and the clean energy sector. He has worked with clients around the world in the development of emissions reduction projects and on-site energy and carbon management programs, energy management information systems, and large-scale energy and carbon projects. He has performed the roles of auditor, project manager, consultant, and corporate energy and carbon manager. Flyn has an excellent understanding of how to help sites and corporate offices develop their energy and carbon management culture.
Flyn was the team lead of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) Energy Group from 2013 to 2016 and chair of the Canadian Industrial Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) BC General Manufacturing, from 2014 to 2016.
Senior Manager, Projects & Business
Inger Miller, MRM, PMP
Passionate about reducing barriers and leaving the world better than she found it. Mom and foodie.
Nothing learned is for naught. Proactive problem-solving is the soil that cultivates efficiency and effectiveness; ultimately, collaboration and EQ drive all solutions. Senior Manager, Projects & Business Solutions. Local and international experience in public and private sectors. Previous roles include Program Manager for CleanBC Go Electric Programs, Economist, Policy Analyst, managing researchers and publishing on EV adoption. Beyond transportation, successfully managed projects in the telecommunications and finance industry. Mom, foodie, beach bum, adventurer.
Senior Project Manager & Senior Engineer
Chris Balicki, MBA, P.Eng., PMP
Enabler of shared success and quality outcomes. Leading with a smile. Dad and #coffeenerd
Versatile and high-integrity project leader with wide-ranging experience in infrastructure projects, process engineering, and research and development. Believer in success is always a team effort. Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects through building strong relationships, positive communication, and proactive collaboration. Beyond formal roles, experience in co-founding a start-up in automotive tuning, pursuing a private pilot’s license, helping create content for YouTube, and travelling. Dad to two young kiddos and eager to share in life’s many adventures.
Ian Gilchrist, MBA, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Ian is an expert in applying the systems engineering approach to the realization of complex projects.
He has over 20 years of experience leading diverse teams in project execution, product development, operations support, and safety management. Ian’s experience includes implementation of communications systems in the metropolitan rapid transit sector, development of high-tech clean-energy systems for the transit, tier-1 automotive, and back-up power sectors, and consulting engineering and construction management in the primary resource sector. 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 motive and stationary power products. Ian has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from The Colorado College and a Master of Engineering degree from McGill University. He 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 an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys living amongst the coast mountains of British Columbia.
Michael Eiche, P.Eng
Problem solver. Systems engineer. Audiovisual enthusiast.
30+ years of systems engineering and product development, from particle accelerators to fuel cells to mass transit infrastructure. Love being part of a high performing team and supporting clients in pursuit of new and improved capabilities. Passionate about ensuring the job gets done properly. Trust but verify. Also known to collect 3D movies, fly radio-controlled sailplanes, and drink too much espresso.
Andrew Henderson, P.Eng
Collaborator, communicator, driver. You are only as good as the team you build, never better.
25+ years managing projects from beginning to end in energy & transportation, up to $80M. Global perspective – have lived in / visited 50+ countries. Collaborator, communicator, driver. You are only as good as the team you build, never better.
Andrew Smith, P.Eng
Passionate about making decarbonization and energy efficiency work for industry.
Over 20 years of successful R&D, equipment and process design, business and energy engineering from customized power control systems for high-speed packaging equipment to designing conservation and demand management programs to leading an IOT start-up. Experience across public and private enterprise. Perseverance and patience to get to the solutions that deliver results on projects that matter. Dad, Sailor.
Senior Project Manager & Systems Engineer
Stephen Czerniej, P.Eng., PMP
Complex systems project delivery expert. Leading teams with humour and forward thinking. Dad, athletics and the need for speed.
Passionate Systems Engineer and Project/Program Management professional that thrives on stakeholder and requirements management in major infrastructure and product driven design project. Over 15 years of advanced systems engineering development in different industries including railway, automotive, maritime military, machine vision and infrastructure systems. The problems always arrive at the interfaces! Interface management and control makes him sleep better at night. Priorities = Health, family, life experiences, and successful project delivery.
Munish, Kalia, M.Eng., PMP, CSEP
Impact driven change agent, helping businesses in application of engineering and business strategy to deliver complex programs and products.
With over 24 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.
Chris Richards P.Eng. PMP
Expert team builder and cultural engineer. The best solutions come from diverse teams empowered for innovation. Musician, Maker, Dad.
Over 20 years in research, product development, and program management. Holds patents in zero emission automotive design, has developed satellite enabled earrings for polar bears, and helped run the world’s largest private Hackathon. Chris approaches every challenge with a growth mindset and is delighted by any opportunity to learn. From startups to Big Tech, Chris has developed team and culture building skills that unlock the potential for truly innovative solutions.
Senior Project Manager
Meghana Sanagaram, MBA, PMP, CSM, ITIL
Advocate for problem solving through empathy and collaboration. Apple worshipping mom fueled by coffee and passion. #EmpathyInAction
Firmly believes that good individuals make extraordinary teams. Over 11 years of expertise in IT problem-solving and project management across varied industries, including IT, telecom, facility management, and transportation. Worked in diverse global settings, from India to the United States and Canada. Keen on understanding and leveraging human behaviors that drive success and satisfaction. Committed to contributing to projects that not only fulfil me personally but also generate meaningful impact and societal value.
Senior Project Engineer
Rob Eagleson, P.Eng
Committed to decarbonizing the hard-to-decarbonize industries. Passionate about mountain adventure sports and preserving a natural environment for future generations to enjoy them too.
Rob is a Senior Project Engineer with twenty years of experience, in the Western-Canadian oil and gas industry. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and has worked in all aspects of the industry, including; academic research, manufacturing, EPC, production & processing, and technical consulting. His experience encompasses facilities ranging from green-field thermal oil facilities to legacy sour gas processing plants and refineries. He brings a wide range of skills, including; energy and GHG emissions assessments, low-carbon fuel switching studies, process optimization, project scoping, cost estimation, management of change (MOC), process hazard assessment (HAZOP), and the development of technical/corporate processes and procedures. He has experience with emissions and environmental reporting, including NPRI and AEIR, and has successfully submitted applications for a variety of government and utility funding streams.
Dave Barbour, P.Eng
12+ yrs in project management, waste management and process optimization. UBC Chemical Engineering alum. Expert at delivering projects safely and on time. Experienced in energy and carbon management. #sustainability
Dave is an experienced Project Manager with over twelve years of industrial experience in project management, waste management, and process optimization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from UBC. Over his career, he has consistently delivered projects safely, on time, and on budget. He excels at understanding both the technical details and the big picture, as well as at managing multiple projects and priorities. Dave served as engineering manager for the Cache Creek Landfill, managing a $6M landfill expansion project, construction, operation, and maintenance of a 4.8 MW landfill gas to electricity plant, and a $12M closure and groundwater treatment plant project. Dave has significant experience in auditing and developing corporate energy and carbon management programs for the industrial sector.
Senior Associate Engineer
Majid Abdi, Ph.D, P.Eng
35+ yrs in oil and gas, Petrochemical and Chemical Eng. expert. Specializes in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, simulation and pipeline hydraulics. Passionate about CCUS and energy conservation. #innovation
Majid brings over 35 years of process engineering and project management experience in the oil & gas sector. He holds a Master’s degree in Petrochemical Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic and earned his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Majid provides significant expertise in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and is proficient at process simulation and pipeline hydraulics using multiple software platforms. His experience encompasses all aspects of oil and natural gas production, processing and transportation. Majid enjoys generating innovative solutions for energy conservation and emissions reduction projects including Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS). Majid was recently the Executive VP Engineering and Chief Technology Officer for LNG Newfoundland and Labrador, supervising the development of a 5 MMTPA liquification and export terminal. He has authored over 100 technical papers, served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, and was the Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Center for Marine Compressed Natural Gas.
Laurie Reemeyer, MBA, P.Eng
20+ yrs in operations, metallurgy and consulting. Expert in cost/revenue drivers & environmental mgmt. UQ Minerals Process Eng alum, BC P.Eng, UC Berkeley MBA focused on sustainability. #mining
Laurie has over 20 years of experience in operations and project management, metallurgy and consulting. He worked in copper and lead-zinc-silver sulphide concentrators and smelters and collaborated to enhance economics across the mine to market process chain. His roles include managing the second largest zinc concentrator in the world. During challenging market conditions in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Laurie developed a sharp understanding of cost and revenue drivers to maintain profitability. He has a comprehensive understanding of by-product metal recovery, water management, and environmental management of residues and impurities at mines, smelters and refineries.
Laurie graduated from University of Queensland in Minerals Process Engineering and is a Professional Engineer in B.C., Canada. He completed his MBA at UC Berkeley in 2010 with the Certificate in Engineering and Business Sustainability for coursework in life cycle assessment, environmental engineering, climate change mitigation and metrics of sustainability.
Mechanical Engineering Specialist
Anil Stephen, M.Sc., EIT, EMIT
7+ yrs in energy and carbon mgmt, experienced in energy conservation, renewables and benchmarking. Mech Eng (Fluids and Thermal) from UAlberta and IIT-Guwahati. Proficient in RETScreen® Expert. #greenenergy
Anil has seven years of experience in energy and carbon management projects. As a project engineer, he has completed plant-wide energy studies for numerous industrial sites in the mining and oil & gas sectors. His experience includes identification of energy conservation measures, cost-benefit analysis, feasibility studies, fuel switching, renewable energy projects, energy and emission forecasting, target settings and benchmarking. He is also familiar with energy management systems, measurement and verification, and evaluation software such as RETScreen® Expert. He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and IIT-Guwahati, specializing in Fluids and Thermal Sciences.
Intermediate Energy Specialist
Daniela Jara, M.Sc. Chem. Eng.
9+ yrs in energy management operational performance in oil and gas. MSc Chem Eng, pursuing MSc Energy Mgmt at NYIT. CEM and ISO 50001:2018 Lead Auditor. Expert in energy conservation and renewables. #efficiency
Daniela is an MSc. Chemical Engineer with over nine years of experience in energy management and operational performance evaluations in the oil and gas Industry. She is currently working towards her MSc. in Energy Management at NYIT in Vancouver, BC. She is consistently recognized for performance excellence and contributions to success in energy and GHG performance improvement. She has completed plant-wide energy studies for numerous oil and gas facilities and was formerly the Energy and Carbon Manager for Pemex. Her experience includes identification of energy conservation measures, cost-benefit analysis, energy conservation and fuel-switching feasibility studies, renewable energy projects, energy and emissions forecasting, target settings and benchmarking. She is also familiar with energy management systems, measurement and verification, and evaluation software such as RETScreen® Expert. Daniela’s expertise in energy usage analysis and Energy Management Systems is backed by certifications in Energy Management (CEM), and Lead Auditor in ISO 50001:2018 (IRCA).
Deniz Yaylaci, Ph.D., PMP
Mining engineer with 15+ years experience in mining, environmental and energy. Specializes in sustainability, decarbonization, ESG, climate change and carbon management.
Deniz is a mining engineer and a sustainability professional with over 15 years of project management and consulting experience in the mining, environmental and energy sectors. He has worked for intergovernmental, academic and non-profit organizations and industrial clients in Canada, the USA and internationally. Besides spatial, qualitative, and quantitative analyses and assessment methodologies, he specialized in baselining, benchmarking, integrating, and managing sustainability in the natural resource sectors before joining SysEne. At SysEne, Deniz focuses on decarbonization, environment, social, governance (ESG), climate change, risk assessment, carbon management and accounting projects for industrial clients.
Energy conservation and carbon management. expert with 10+ years experience. Power Engg. degree and Sustainable Energy Management certification. Specializes in GHG emissions reductions. #energyefficiency #carbonmanagement
Nancy has over ten years of experience working in the energy conservation and carbon management sector. She holds a degree in Power Engineering from the Hebei University of Technology and a certificate in Sustainable Energy Management from BCIT. She has working experience in validating and verifying greenhouse gas emissions reductions for energy conservation, efficiency improvement, renewable energy, and fuel switching projects. Nancy has verified projects in both the commercial and industrial sectors and helped clients in quantifying their energy and emissions savings to minimize their carbon footprint. She has also evaluated corporate energy and carbon management programs and is familiar with NRCan EMIS guidelines.
Accounting and Administrative Specialist
Numbers junkie, budget buff, and standardized transaction aficionado. Thrives on fresh challenges and venturing beyond comfort zones. #Accounting #Finance #RiskTaker
Mildret has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and over 14 years of experience in Administrative, Accounting, and Financial areas, performing tasks such as account payables and receivables, risk and ops assessments, accounting supervision, training and development, budget coordination, overhead expenses analysis vs forecast, advertising and promotion accounting, end year accounting process, payroll process and other. Her experience has been developed within companies like Kellogg’s, Michelin to mention a few, and She has also worked with business units for the US, Mexico, Brazil and Central America mostly in accounting and administrative duties.
Great performance with SAP, QuickBooks, and Anaplan as supporting tools for accounting transactions.
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