As General Manager of ENtec Solutions Ltd., Christine oversees the complete operation of the organization and as the first employee of the company, hand-selected the best of the best to form the ENtec team. She sets the direction for business development established in the strategic plan and ensures operational efficiency during project execution to achieve the requirements of our customers.
ENtec’s team averages more than 25 years of experience which allows every aspect of the design to be done in-house. This provides the advantage of being able to develop optimized designs to withstand the harsh conditions of the gas turbine exhaust and at the same time being low-cost due to ENtec’s robust supply chain.
Christine’s experience includes GM roles at Innova Global (formerly ATCO and Higgott-Kane) and BWXT Nuclear Equipment. Her 25+ year career in the Power Generation industry also includes roles at Wood AMEC Foster Wheeler and GE Water. She thrives on improving organizations for the growth of the company as well as the individuals in it.
Christine holds a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. She is mom to a 20-yr old horse-owner daughter and a gaming-boss teenage son. A peppermint tea connoisseur, Christine is using her time during lockdown to perfect her chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Director, Business Development
Mike’s experience in sales and business development within the Oil & Gas and Power Generation industries is a key asset for ENtec Solutions. His career has been focused on gas turbine noise control since the 1980’s and has helped develop designs for some of the most challenging gas turbine acoustic applications in the industry. This deep understanding of gas turbine acoustics and associated products allows Mike to understand our clients’ needs and offer optimized solutions with unparalleled service.
Mike started his career started in 1986 at Higgott-Kane Industrial Noise Controls, where he worked his way from an Inside Sales position to Technical Marketing Manager. When Higgott-Kane was acquired by ATCO Noise Management in 2005, Mike was appointed as Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing. In 2015, when the company became INNOVA Global, Mike’s long history in servicing OEM gas turbine manufacturers was leveraged in his role as Director, OEM Clients.
Mike has a Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from the Ivey Management Development Program at the University of Western Ontario.
Spending time with family and playing golf are Mike’s favorite pass-times. While not anywhere close to being a scratch golfer, Mike does claim one hole-in-one in his 25 years of golfing, although we are still awaiting the opportunity to meet the witnesses.
Director, Business Development and Strategic Sourcing
Ahmed is the Director of Business Development and Strategic Sourcing at ENtec Solutions, responsible for account management, application engineering, budget development, and strategic sourcing.
Ahmed began his career in 2002 after accepting a position as Project Coordinator at Higgott-Kane Industrial Noise Controls (which later became ATCO Emission Management and then Innova Global). Within the first 6 months, he was promoted to Technical Sales/Application Engineering where he began developing a deep understanding of gas turbine intake and exhaust designs and acoustical analysis. While at Innova, Ahmed transitioned through a variety of senior positions with increased responsibilities, involving OEM account management, managing the application engineering and estimating group, and providing an overall strategic focus of all aspects of business development for gas turbine auxiliary products. He was also instrumental in the acquisition of Express Integrated Technologies assets following their bankruptcy in 2016 and Braden Manufacturing in 2017.
Ahmed holds a Manufacturing Engineering Technology Diploma from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During his studies, he completed multiple co-operative semesters in engineering at Rieter Automotive in Tillsonburg, Ontario (now Autoneum Canada) and Ford Motor Company in Windsor, Ontario under a joint venture with Nemak.
When not concentrating on gas turbine products, you can find Ahmed working around his house tackling odd projects, and enjoying golfing with family and friends.
Senior Project Manager
Iulian started his career in 1994 at Arcelor Mittal in Romania, where as a Mechanical Engineer, he monitored the manufacturing processes (machining, forming, welding, testing) and implemented corrective measures that reduced defects and non-conformities and upgraded equipment and processes to reduce the fabrication cycle time.
Iulian continued his career working for Kenrod Steel in 2001, a custom steel fabricator for the power industry. Due to his extensive knowledge of fabrication, Higgott-Kane Industrial Noise Controls (which later became ATCO and then Innova Global) hired Iulian as a Project Manager in 2011. Iulian was promoted to Manager of Project Management in 2019.
As a Senior Project Manager with ENtec Solutions, Iulian manages the relationships with the fabrication shops and main suppliers, continuing the legacy of Higgott-Kane, with a focus on customer satisfaction.
Iulian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati in Romania and has supplemented his education with various Project Management programs at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. His professional designations include Professional Engineer (PEO), International Welding Engineer (IWE), and Welding Supervisor.
The pandemic situation has exposed Iulian’s ability to adapt. In addition to his passion for history and all sports, he has developed significant hairstyling skills, exercising his newfound abilities on his wife. Sorry, pictures are not available at this time.
Milijan is ENtec’s structural engineering expert. His engineering career started in the structural design of large mining machinery following several years of project engineering in the asphalt and aggregate industry. This gave him exposure to several Engineering disciplines while working on designs of not always typical structures.
When he joined Higgott-Kane Industrial Noise Controls (which later became ATCO and then Innova Global) twenty years ago, he entered into the Power Generation industry and never left. Producing designs for a wide range of gas power plant equipment and structures led to involvement with analysis and design for elevated temperatures typical for gas turbine exhausts which he finds exceptionally interesting and crucial for the operational life of the equipment.
He has produced structural designs under numerous international codes while also keeping a focus on AISC, IBC, and the Canadian Codes, quite frequently in high wind and seismic areas. He is constantly searching for new and better designs and keeping his skills up-to-date while utilizing his experience.
Milijan holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Belgrade. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan and is a Professional Member of the American Institute of Steel Construction. Although he enjoys doing Engineering and producing marvelous designs, Milijan would trade any day in the office for canoeing Canada’s Northern rivers and lakes, mosquitoes and black flies included.
Ingrid began her professional career with ATCO Noise Management where she quickly advanced to Senior Engineer responsible for industrial ventilation systems on projects with stringent acoustic requirements. Working on small gas compression stations up to large multi-unit cogeneration plants, she gained a wide range of experience on mechanical systems and technical challenges. With the acquisition of Higgott-Kane and subsequent transition to Innova Global, Ingrid shifted to gas turbine intake system design where she was a leader in product development and promoted to Manager of Engineering for GT Intake Systems.
With her previous experience in gas flow and system design along with her in-depth understanding of engineering principles, she is working with the team at ENtec Solutions on auxiliary equipment design for GT systems. From bid support and early concept design through to installation and on-site support with commissioning, Ingrid is driven to improve designs and gain meaningful relationships with suppliers, fabricators, and operators.
She graduated with distinction from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, which she then followed with a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. Applying mechanical engineering principles in her study of the human knee to investigate dynamic joint stability. Her research experience has provided strong analytical skills and critical thinking to explore engineering problems.
With her keen eye for detail, Ingrid enjoys investigating almost any problem to find a solution; whether that be in her work, a jigsaw puzzle, or how to perfect a sourdough recipe. A born and raised Calgarian she feels so fortunate to live near the Rocky Mountains and looks forward to being able to travel again to explore new places.
With an interest in both science and music in his early teens, it was inevitable that Chris would end up in an acoustics-related career. The journey started at the University of Salford’s School of Acoustics. As part of his degree course, he worked for 18 months as a technician at The Building Test Centre – British Gypsum’s acoustic, fire & structural test laboratories. This position involved testing wall & floor systems for transmission loss performance, testing insulation materials for sound absorption, and conducting on-site acoustic testing of walls & floors in cinemas, nursing homes, hotels, and residential houses.
After graduating, Chris took a position as an Acoustic Engineer at Cullum Detuners where he spent 11 formative years ‘learning the trade’ on Siemens & Rolls-Royce gas turbine packages as well as several high profile civil & military aero-engine test facility projects for Rolls-Royce and The Ministry of Defense. In 2011, Chris relocated with his wife to Canada to take up the position of Senior Acoustician with ATCO Emissions Management which involved acoustic calculation and analysis, noise mapping, and noise surveys. When the Emissions Management division transformed into Innova Global at the start of 2016 Chris located back to the UK, with wife and 2 Canadian born children, and continued to work for Innova before joining ENtec in 2019.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science, with Honours, in Physics with Acoustics awarded by the University of Salford in the United Kingdom and is a member of The Institute of Acoustics.
When not clearing up after his three children, Chris likes to play his guitar and has a keen interest in electronics and computer programming.
As QA Manager, Chris ensures that the Quality System meets & exceeds customer, industry & jurisdictional requirements. Chris works closely with the team to develop & maintain the Quality Procedures that work within ENtec’s philosophy of providing quality, cost-effective, optimized gas turbine noise & emissions solutions for the industry. In addition, and in support of these goals, Chris is always open to providing quality, welding & other technical support as needed to further the efforts, based on his diverse background.
Studying and rowing at the University of Western in London Ont. and Brock University in St. Catharines Ont. Chris obtained an Honors BSc. degree majoring in Physics and Earth Sciences and over the years has furthered his accreditation with Welding Supervisor certification to CSA W47.1 and Welding Examiner certification for the Province of Alberta. Chris is a current member of ASME, ASNT & APEGA, and is finishing his certification for PE in Mech. Eng.
In addition to his 10+ years of Quality & Welding experience, Chris brings 15+ yrs working with major Boiler and Heat exchanger manufacturing and engineering companies in mechanical (Code), Nuclear & thermal design supporting roles. Over the years Chris has written and presented a number of technical papers for ASME and Power Plant conferences and served several years on the HEI Technical Standards Committee establishing heat exchanger design guidelines.
Recently with his extra home time and alongside his wife Carolina who also works in an engineering role, Chris has been catching up on dozens of log home & acreage improvement projects and wearing himself out running the Alaskan Malamutes around the country neighborhood.
Dan is ENtec’s designer extraordinaire. One of his first jobs as an Engineer was working on job sites installing large steel structures. Twenty years ago, his career came full circle when he joined Higgott-Kane Industrial Noise Controls (which later became ATCO and then Innova Global) and began 3D modeling similar structures. His field experience helped him immensely to understand the challenges faced by site installers and also helped him to improve the designs he works on.
Using ENtec’s powerful 3D modeling software, he is able to create fully parametric models that can be easily modified dimensionally to morph them into similar products without starting from scratch. ENtec Solutions prides itself on always providing optimized designs for each particular application and one of the key elements to this is our 3D models.
Dan holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Timisoara in Romania. When he is not thinking about designs, Dan loves to cook and especially to bake, although we have not seen much evidence of it in our office. Dan and his wife have taken full advantage of the lockdown using the time to raise a puppy, so here is Luna, their little puppy girl.