COGENCanada Board of Directors as of June 1, 2014
- Gordon A. Robb, P. Eng., MASME , Engineering Graduate of McGill University; President COGENCanada. Power Eng. Certificate, Economics & Financial training. Training torpographical survey-northeastern BC, major electric utility generation, transmission; dist., planning; training program with major utility, in plant training program with Canadian General Electric (now GEC). Engineer with AECL Nuc. Power steam cycles. 12 years Steam Power & Energy, major Pulp and Paper mills with cogen, 15 years Fed. Govt. National Energy Board (Economics and Financial Branches), DREE and Electric Power Group in the Energy Policy Sector.- helped develop cogen incentive since weakened. Played key role as thermal power specialist in major joint National Energy Board, US Federal Power Commission study of the 1965 electric power blackout. He also helped with the Aug 2003 blackout. Many industrial cogen studies + conceptual designs. Was Consultant to Industrial Gas Users Assn. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada for 50+ years. Member International of Association of Energy Economists and Canadian Association Business Economists
- Dr. Bernard MacIsaac, PhD, P Eng.(Bernie MacIsaac) CEO , Gas Tops Ltd., a firm which specializes in gas turbine performance and health monitoring , training simulators and condition based maintenance. GasTOPS Ltd. is active in the electrical energy sector, the oil & gas sector and in aerospace. Bernie studied under and has worked with Herb Saravanamuttoo on gas turbine research projects for decades. email@example.com
- Joe Zanyk B, Eng. Elec, P Eng, MASME, Vice-President of COGENCanada, has been on key ASME GT & Cogen Committees. Was top Combined Cycle Cogeneration technical person for Dow Chemical world wide the firm with far more Combined Cycle Cogen experience than any other. Was responsible for design and operation of major cogen plants. Currently Consultant advising leading firms re major cogeneration projects. Experience with Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles. Joe was an advisor in connection with the class 43.1 federal Cogeneration tax incentive. Recently worked on an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Cogeneration (Polygeneration) study involving gasification of coal to generate electricity, process steam heat and chemicals. He helped Dow and Destec Engineer the Wabash Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant. It has operated successfully for years and has demonstrated a key clean coal technology.
- Mike Kuriychuk - President of Pathchoice Energy Consulting was until recently Manager of Energy Development for the Bowater Thunder Bay multi mill forest products complex and Chair of the Association of Major Power Consumers of Ontario. He has held Chair positions in the Boards of Directors of Development Thunder Bay andThunder Bay Hydro. Mike was Chairman of the Energy Committee of the Pulp and paper Technical Association for a number of years. The Thunder Bay forest products complex consisted of two Kraft pulp mills a saw mill and a modern multi paper machine mill will during much of the time Mike worked there. It has developed from the Great Lakes newsprint mill which has had modern cogeneration equipment from the time it was first built decades ago. On his way up to his present position he was superintended of a large coal and biomass fired steam electric power plant with cogeneration.
- Tom Markowitz P. Eng. Tom is a Professional Engineer (Chemical Engineering) with considerable experience in managing projects in energy conservation, renewable energy and emission reductions. Tom worked for the Government of the Province of Ontario, Canada for 29 years, the last five as a Senior Policy Adviser in the Ministry of Energy. From 1988 until 1991, Tom was the Ontario Government’s cogeneration promoter, in the Ministry of Energy. He was a key member of the team that built and ran Canada's first emissions trading system, for NOx and SO2 emissions by Ontario's fossil fuel electricity generators. His hands-on experience with emissions trading provided a valuable education in the basic blocks of emissions trading and their interaction. Tom has recently completed ISO 14064 courses with Canadian Standards Standards Association in Greenhouse Gas Projects and Greenhouse Gas Verification. His website, is www.enerhope.com , specializing in emissions trading information.
- Charles Robb, P. Eng., B Eng, B. Computer Math. CMP, Certified Microsoft Systems Engineer, Vice President of COGENCanada Completion of essentially all of the Certified Management Accountants program COGENCanada Vice President. Charles is a Thermal Analyst and Financial Analyst. He helped Foster Wheeler design Heat Recovery Steam Generators and has extensive experience in computer applications in cogeneration feasibility studies, industrial energy audits and industrial energy management.
- Keith Quach M. Eng, P. Eng., CEM is a registered Professional Engineer in Quebec and Ontario, and a Certified Energy Manager by theAssociation of Energy Engineers, USA. He is interested in using his result-oriented experience and engineering practice to work with manufacturers, consulting firms or other organizations to develop new markets, new products while minimizing fossil fuel consumption and air emissions. He was with the Forestry and Energy Industries Directorate at Industry Canada promoting technology innovation and industrial competitiveness. He was also the manager of the Pilot Emission Removals Reduction Initiative at Environment Canada (EC) which was a program that the federal government launched to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supporting emission reduction projects in the private sector. Before joining EC, he was a senior energy engineer and senior industry officer with the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). One of his responsibilities was to provide strategic analysis to NRCan's senior management on how to promote Combined Heat and Power/Co-Generation in Canada to increase energy efficiency. He is fluent in Chinese, Vietnamese and advanced in French. Prior to joining the Federal Government, Keith worked for several engineering firms in the pulp and paper sector supplying heat recovery systems to pulp and paper mills in Quebec, USA, Korea and China, in the aerospace sector to research a more efficient airplane engine combustor and in other sectors. His earlier experience included working as a Millwright for Stearns Catalytic at Shell, Edmonton and Suncor, Fort McMurray in the oil and gas sector.