Matt Eskandar, E.E. P.Eng. – Chair

Matt Eskandar

Matt graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991. After working in Water Resources, Power Utility and Petroleum industries for 8 years, in 1999, Matt founded MR Control Systems International Inc. ( in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Matt’s extensive experience in monitoring, control and automation projects in multiple industries worldwide has inspired him to develop a new generation of Monitoring and Control Systems that goes beyond conventional SCADA Systems
Matt is an active member of IEEE, APEGGA and APEGBC.

Dalibor (Dali) Kladar, P.Eng., MScEE, IEEE SM, 6-Sigma GB, 6-Sigma D&D, International Patents – Secretary


Kladar Virtual Automation (Calgary, Canada) & XpertPower Associates (Collage Station, Texas)
Dali has 30+ year experience in consulting, research, and engineering services for power & energy industries encompassing: Power System studies & audits & troubleshooting, Smart Grid integration, Protection from Power Disturbances, testing, Grounding, Power Quality analysis, SW development, Artificial Intelligence, Condition Monitoring, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Safety Regulation Compliance, international & national standards development, mentoring & teaching, white papers, technical presentations…

Bruce Paizen, P.Eng. – Lead Event Coordinator

Bruce Paizen

Bruce is a Junior Electrical Engineer at Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. He currently specializes in power distribution, lighting and lighting control, functional description, control system definition, and equipment specification. Previously Bruce worked as a Junior Controls and Automation Engineer at PCTM Process Control & Technology Management Inc. At PCTM he specialized in electrical design and drafting, automation, instrumentation, and power distribution. He is a member of the IEEE Southern Alberta Control Systems & Instrumentation (CS&I), Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) and The International Society of Automation (ISA).

Jeffrey Pooranalingam, P.Eng – Marketing and Public Relations

Jeffrey Pooranalingam

Jeffrey Pooranalingam, P.Eng., M.Sc., MBA, is Vice President of Marketing at Magna IV Engineering. Jeffrey has over 20 years of extensive experience in leadership, product line and project management. His entrepreneurial drive and ability to manage cross-functional, large scale projects led him to Magna IV Engineering in Calgary of 2008. Here, he led the team from its infancy to become a multi-million dollar operation. He possesses the rare ability to bridge the gap between engineering expertise and business.

Brad Stolte – Event Coordinator

Ehsan Abbasi – Event Coordinator

Eric Yu, Event Coordinator

Eric Yu

Eric worked in Water Resources, Power Utility, Data and Image Processing and Education. He holds a degree in project management from PMI. He is currently working on implementation of IEC 61850 project. He is a member of IEEE, SPE and AACE.

Monvid Gertners – Technical Editor

Monvid Gertners


Aidan Gannon – Website Supervisor

Aidan Gannon

Dapo Oyenuga – Event Resource Coordinator

Dapo Oyenuga

Dapo is an Electric Power Engineer focused on Electric Utility Asset Management

Michael Chai

Michael graduated with a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, where he chaired the IEEE student chapter. Under his leadership, the U of T chapter grew from a small group to a large student organization consisting of 5 committees with over 25 executives. The success of his team was recognized by IEEE as an exemplary student branch in 2014.

Michael works at ENMAX Corporation as a project manager. His interest in the utility sector spans Asset Management, Energy Markets, Solar PV, Power System Optimization, Project Management, and Energy Policy.

Committee Members (Past)

Ana Codallo

Dane Etwaroo

Jonathan Pirca

Ron Farquharson

Arun Rau

Dean Craig

Dongliang (Daniel) Huang

Henry Leung

Jiefen Shen

Patricia Castillo

Pranav Vaidya

Rod Sorochuk

Shakeel Khan

Shane Long

Tex Gamvrelis

Walid Ali

Ziad Elgohary

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