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About Me

On paper, I’m just electrical engineer in the electric power industry.  In reality, I write instruction manuals and white papers, mentor young engineers, do programming/coding as the occasion requires, and I am the go-to person at the office in matters relating to equipment monitoring and control.

Outside of work, I occasionally write short op-ed pieces for a small newspaper, less frequently do photography, and I‘m always doing the family thing with my wife, our nine year old son, two cats, and a pug.  Recreationally, I have a very healthy appreciation of nature, classical music, breathtaking views, history, and a good bottle of wine.

I really enjoy writing; my inner-nerd ensures that it is factual, my country upbringing heavily influences practicality, my experience effects professionalism, and my passion guarantees poignancy.

In general, I’m just swimming in the river of life, and I enjoy a good challenge when one comes along.

Industries I Write About



My Writing Samples

Electric Utilities, Manufacturing, Old Dogs, and New Tricks

A LinkedIn article I wrote a few years ago on how the manufacturing industry is changing in ways the electric power industry already has.


Gas Monitoring System White Paper

This was a white paper I wrote for my employer that had only minor edits by the marketing folks.


The Value of the Backyard Bird Feeder

One of several articles I wrote earlier in the year about so simple items in my back yard


Successes in Usage of Programmable Controllers in GIS Control Cabinets

A paper I wrote for a recent IEEE conference



Project Manager

Coordinated the completion of a project as a propulsion and controls contractor for a subway train contract for the Toronto Transit Commission

Company: Bombardier

I worked there from 11/2012 until 8/2014

Plant Engineer

Electrical Engineer in a large and old coal-fired power plant

Company: NRG

I worked there from 9/2009 until 10/2012

Project Engineer

Providing steam turbine controller retrofit solutions in power plants

Company: Emerson Electric

I worked there from 8/2000 until 8/2009

Controls Engineer

Provides monitoring and control solutions in electrical substations

Company: Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

I worked there from 2/2015 until now

Content I Write