Our people are the bedrock of our company. Within them lies the expertise, knowledge and creative capability that allows us to create unique heat transfer solutions.
There are about 50 of us who each have their specific roles to play in bringing your heat transfer solution to life. None of those roles is more important than another; we need everyone to do an excellent job no matter what the task—and everyone does.
Below are some of the people you are likely to come into contact with in discussions about your heat transfer equipment needs.
Hy Pham – President & General Manager
Hy is responsible for higher-level project management, ensuring that tasks are delegated to get your heat transfer project completed. With years of industry experience, he is very knowledgeable about materials, welding, fabrication, design, cost considerations and documentation requirements. He is adept at translating technical jargon into plain language to ensure client specifications are met as well as at explaining technical concerns to clients during the design phase. Every heat transfer solution is important to Hy and he takes a tremendous amount of pride in his work and in serving clients. His intimate knowledge of process design enhances Petro-Tech’s competencies and ensures that Petro-Tech has the right people to meet all of our clients’ needs. Hy manages projects from start to finish.
Phil Sepkowski – Business Development Manager
Phil Sepkowski has thirty-one years of experience in the Oil & Gas Process Industry. He started in gas process operations and moved into plant operations after completing his Fourth-Class Power Engineering designation. After fourteen years in the field, he moved into Business Development. Working primarily with Alberta based manufacturers for the past sixteen years, Phil’s focus is on making sure the right equipment meets the requirements of the client.
Agustin Angeli, P.Eng. – Senior Estimator & Engineer
Agustin is a licensed Mechanical Engineer and has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 17 years. He has extensive experience in cost estimation, procurement and project management as well as a solid shop fabrication background. Drawing on his extensive experience, Agustin ensures that clients get the best solutions for their unique needs.
Hubert Liu, P. Eng. – Project Manager & Engineer
Hubert is a licensed Mechanical Engineer and has worked in the oil and gas industry, worldwide, for over 20 years. He manages projects in his areas of expertise which include Process Equipment, Natural Gas Compressor Packages, Drilling & Service Rigs and Heavy Equipment. A talented engineer, he advises clients on the best practical solutions for their needs, helping them achieve their goals in the most cost-efficient and effective way possible.
Vinoth Kumar Kanegalpulla, M.Eng., E.I.T.
– Thermal Design Engineer/Project Manager
Vinoth is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Ottawa. He has excellent knowledge in heat transfer/Thermal design, Mechanical design, 3D modelling of skid mounted process equipment and its interconnecting piping using parametric 3D Modelling software. His experience includes working with an Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger manufacturing company and also a skid mounted process equipment manufacturing company in Canada. With his expertise in using HTRI, combined with his mechanical design knowledge, he optimizes the designs to provide effective solutions to customer’s heat transfer product requirements.
Raylene Robertson/Cathy Guo/Hong Dang/Talia Hillmer
– Accounting Department
Our Accounting Department personnel have been dedicated to Petro-Tech since its inception and they have an in-depth understanding of our business and our clients. Our day-to-day problem solvers, they are responsible for administration, bookkeeping and dealing with suppliers as well as organizing project documentation.
Jack Wang/Andy Wang – Drafting & Piping Design
Jack and Andy are skilled in all major software applications, such as CadWorx, AutoCAD, Auto-plant, PDS and several others. They are capable of modelling all areas of downstream projects, including complete oil and gas, chemical and process plant modelling and both are proficient in project management. Their experience also includes designing heat exchangers and piping to ASME and TEMA standards.
Thanh Dang – Shop Foreman
Thanh is an important part of our shop, assigning jobs and managing their progress, monitoring and purchasing supplies for the shop, and ensuring adherence to safety standards. His solid work ethic and positive approach to work make him an excellent leader who ensures projects are completed to satisfaction.
Shavin Kassee – Senior QA/QC Inspector
Shavin works with our engineers, drafting personnel and skilled shop employees, ensuring that finished products are completed and delivered to our customers following high industry standards as documented in our Quality Control Manual. On a day-to-day basis, he communicates with our Authorized Inspector and Third Party Inspectors, processing quality control documentation and obtaining our ultimate goal—producing the highest quality heat transfer equipment in the industry.
Stephen Iyoha – Health and Safety Co-ordinator
Stephen has extensive training within the manufacturing industry which gives him the knowledge required to work with all employees, inspectors, contractors and visitors, ensuring that everyone has a safe work experience while on Petro-Tech’s premises. Safety is one of our highest priorities and performing tasks with safe work practises will ensure Petro-Tech achieves its safety goals. Stephen continually strives to improve our safety program by updating training and awareness within Petro-Tech.