Current Executive

Mitch Pockett, B.A.Sc., EIT

President

I am a 2012 graduate from the University of Regina with a degree in Electronic Systems Engineering. Upon graduating I began working at ALFA Engineering as an Electrical Consulting Engineer where I am currently still employed. Outside of work I enjoy snowboarding, playing football, taking the dog to the dog park, and playing guitar and drums.

Waqar Khan, M. Eng., P.Eng.

Vice President

I am currently working as a process engineer for Yara Belle Plaine. I have worked in several different fertilizer companies after graduating from Queen’s University with a Chemical Engineering degree in 2007. I took some time off from work to complete my masters in engineering from The Australian National University in 2010. Outside of work, I spend my time playing cricket, squash, or volleyball, doing volunteer work, and planning my next vacation.

Brett Kelln, B.A.Sc., EIT

Past President

I graduated from the U of R in Electronic Systems Engineering in 2012, and started work shortly after with Ritenburg and Associates. When I’m not at work, I like to golf, run, play hockey, volleyball, and practice piano and guitar.

Andy Lang, P.Eng.

Treasurer

  

Greg Stephenson, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Social

I have been an engineer with Stantec Consulting on municipal engineering related projects for approximately 7 years. My experience has been primarily focused on modeling and design of storm water management projects as well as domestic systems. I have been part of the RES executive for approximately 7 years. Prior to becoming the RES President I served on the executive as treasurer and vice president. Aside from work I enjoy flying amd paddling Dragon Boats in the summer.

 

   

Harpreet Panesar, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Regina Geotechnical Group

I am currently a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Technical Standards Branch.  I have previously worked with MDH Engineered Solutions, University of Saskatchewan and Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH. I completed my Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (1999) and Masters  in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan (2005). I have 17 years of work experience specializing in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. I am married to Roop, and together have two beautiful daughters, who make us smile, laugh and feeling blessed and only occasionally pulling our hair out.

   

Deborah Mihial, B.Sc., P.Eng.

Communications/Website

I am currently a Senior Project Manager with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Major Projects Branch, working exclusively on the Regina Bypass Project, the largest transportation project in the history of SK.  I have previously worked with SNC-Lavalin, City of Regina and O'Connor Associates.  I was born and raised in Regina, graduated from Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School, and the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. in Physical Geography and a B.Sc. in Agricultural & Bioresource Engineering. I am a dedicated hockey, football, rugby and soccer Mom and all of my spare time is dedicated to my family and our zoo of pets.

Ian Sloman, P.Eng.

IEEE

I graduated from the U of S with a B.Sc.E.E. in 1970. I worked for the Saskatchewan Research Council for seven years before joining the Saskatchewan Power Corporation in 1977. I started with Research and Development before moving over to what is now called SCADA Engineering and Operations. I completed a M.Eng. (Electronic Systems Engineering) from the U of R in 2006. I retired from SaskPower in 2012 after 35 years with the company. I have been a member of what is now APEGS since 1979. I have been an IEEE member for more than 35 years. I served part time with the Naval Reserve for 10 years and I was a Scout Leader and Venture Advisor for a total of 13 years. I did a period of time as a Soccer Parent serving on the Downtown Fundraisers Exec as treasurer. I am married with two children and two grandchildren. 

Brent Miller, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Canadian Society of Civil Engineers

I graduated from the U of R with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Systems Engineering in 1996 and a Masters of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering in 2001.  I am currently working for the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure as the Director of Asset Management, Southern Region.  I have been with the Ministry for the last 18 years.  Some of the significant projects that I have worked on include the twinning of Highway 1 east to the Manitoba border, the Lewvan Interchange, West Regina Bypass Interchange, Regina Bypass Project, Estevan Bypass Project, and planning for the twinning of Hwy 6 and 39.  I have been a member of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Regina Chapter for 15 years and am the CSCE Liaison with the Regina Engineering Society.  I am married with two children and in my spare time I chase my kids with their activities as well as play recreational hockey.

     

Jose Rodriguez,

Technical Presentations

I am an electrical design engineer with Partner Technologies Inc. 

      

Simon Li, P. Eng., PE, SE

Merchandise/Social

I am a senior structural engineer with KGS Group Consulting Engineers and Project Managers. I have 20 years of experience specializing in structural engineering and construction industry. I am a registered professional engineer in the province of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, Canada and a licensed civil/structural engineer in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. I am also the treasurer of the Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association, a non-profit organization to promote chess for students in Saskatchewan. I am married with two children and in my spare time I chase my kids with their activities as well as play chess, badminton, tennis, go swimming and skating.

                                            

 

 

Robert Schultz, M.Sc., M.Phil., M.B.A., P.Eng.

Past Treasurer, Secretary

I am a mechanical engineer with master's degrees in engineering production and an M.B.A. currently managing the Manager of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at SaskTel. I moved to Regina in 2012 and am thoroughly enjoying the city! Traffic flows SO MUCH better than Saskatoon (no bridges!). I have been active in APEGS for a number of years serving as Chair of Connection and Involvement, and now Professional Edge Committee. I have also been active in the past number of APEGS Annual Meetings and have chaired the 2015 event. I look forward to serving as secretary and past treasurer for the Regina Engineering Society and meeting many of the Regina members. When I'm not volunteering for engineering (and related) activities you'll find me at my cabin at Candle Lake.

  

         

 

      

                                                

Robert Jones, M.Sc., P.Eng.

University of Regina 


Laboratory Instructor, Industrial Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.  

 

 

       

Douglas Wagner, P.Eng.

University of Regina

Instructor (Senior Engineer in Residence), Electronic Systems Engineering

Research interests Teaching Focus: Analog Electronics, Analog Design; Energy and Power Topics, geared to Electronic Systems Students; Power Quality; Industrial Electrical Protection and Coordination; Economics of Electrical Power in Industrial Applications; Student Capstone Project Support and Management. Research Support and Interests: Arc Flash Mitigation Strategies; Small Scale Generation applied to Demand Side Management; Enhanced Engineering Teaching Engagement Strategies; Engineering Recruitment Strategies in Saskatchewan; Industry Liaison

     

       

Tim Stobbs, P.Eng.

APEGS

I am a Senior Engineer, Performance and Reporting with SaskPower’s Environment department in Regina.  I received a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000.  I am a registered Professional Engineer in Saskatchewan.    

I have spent my career working in several industries including oil & gas, chemical distribution, and utilities across Western Canada.  I have been active in the community for years in various roles.  I was the Chair of the Peace River Branch of APEGBC from 2004 until 2005.  I was a Regina Public School Board trustee from 2009 until 2012 and am now a Councilor with APEGS for 2014 to 2017. 

In my free time, I have a writing obsession which consumes most of my early mornings.  I am the author of Free at 45: How to Retire Early & Happy.

McKenzie Mueller, University of Regina Student

RESS

   

Blair Graas, University of Regina Student

RESS

I grew up on a farm west of Regina next to Yara and Mosaic potash. Currently enrolled in the final year of Petroleum Systems Engineering. Hopeful completion will be September 2017. I worked for a year as a millwright at Agrium. I did one summer in the engineering department at Mosaic. Hobbies are drag racing, boating, and farming.