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 Senior Sales Engineer with Leading Edge Sales. 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 Leading Edge Sales in 2017. He possesses the rare ability to bridge the gap between engineering expertise and business.

Brad Stolte – Event Coordinator

Ehsan Abbasi – Event Coordinator

Monvid Gertners – Technical Editor

Monvid Gertners


Aidan Gannon – Website Supervisor

Aidan Gannon

Paul Cook – Event Resource Coordinator

Paul Cook

Paul, owner of ORIGIN Industries Ltd., is a Senior Systems Integrator with an Oil & Gas Operations background and a Red-Seal Journeyman Instrument Mechanic. Paul has 24 years’ automation and control project/maintenance experience in programming, designing, constructing and commissioning PLC, SCADA, HMI, RTU, Flow Measurement systems in the upstream and midstream Oil & Gas energy sector.

Committee Members (Past)

Eric Yu

Michael Chai

Dapo Oyenuga

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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