TEAM DIRECTORY BY BUSINESS UNIT

Advanced Transportation


Ms. Angela Das is the Director for the Advanced Transportation group at Powertech. The Advanced Transportation group supports the reduction of carbon emissions from transportation systems through its activities in testing and development of hydrogen systems. The group is a global leader in design verification, performance, and certification testing of high-pressure gas components and systems, primarily for the hydrogen and compressed natural gas industries and offer standardized, customized, and destructive testing services to component manufacturers, Tier 1 & 2 integrators and suppliers, automotive OEMs, regulatory authorities, and aerospace companies around the world. Powertech is also a technical leader in the design, construction, and operation of compressed hydrogen fueling infrastructure solutions – these include stationary, semi-permanent, and mobile refueling stations, lightweight tube trailers, and station testing and certification equipment.

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Phone: 604.590.7467


Mr. Fred Rashidi is a seasoned Engineer with Advanced Transportation sector at Powertech Labs. As an Operations Lead, he ensures test equipment are kept in full capacity, meet the standards and any specialized modification is properly implemented to match client needs. With his extensive international experience interacting with OEM manufacturers within automotive testing industry, Fred creatively provides solutions for new test equipment designs, so that the outcome exceeds expectations.

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Phone: 604.590.7426


Mr. Colin Cindrich has more than 10 years of experience in engineering design in different disciplines and over 8 years of experience in project management in various industries. As the Team Lead of Powertech’s High Pressure Gas Testing team, Mr. Cindrich leads the testing group direction and manages testing programs of hydrogen vehicles and dispensers.

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Phone: 604.598.5074


Mr. Matt Dixon is an Engineer with Powertech’s Testing division of the Advanced Transportation team. He is the Team Lead for hydraulic testing and operations teams, which include durability and certification testing, the testing of high pressure hydrogen cylinders, and the maintenance and improvement of testing infrastructure.

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Phone: 604.598.5040   
Cellular: 604.831.6612


Ms. Tanja Smutny runs the hydrogen gas cycle facility in Powertech’s Gas Systems Testing Lab and is responsible for testing hydrogen gas cylinders and vehicle hydrogen storage systems according to applicable industry standards.

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Phone: 604.590.6684   
Cellular: 604.786.0202


A Senior Engineer in the Gas Systems Testing lab, Mr. Marcus Treacy leads a team of technologists, and manages projects in Powertech’s world-renowned test center for high-pressure fuel systems and components used in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle transportation solutions. His responsibilities include writing test reports, communicating with customers and sourcing vendors and suppliers. Mr. Treacy has extensive experience as a Design Mechanical Engineer including more than ten years experience in the hydrogen fuel cell industry.

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Phone: 604.590.7423   
Cellular: 604.562.1363


Mr. Liam Quinlan is a Project/Design Engineer and member of the team responsible for the design and production of hydrogen fueling stations. Mr. Quinlan completes the mechanical design and documentation including construction documents, as-built documents, and component documentation. He is responsible for the mechanical component selection and procurement and assists in managing projects, client relations and procurement.

Mr. Quinlan played a key role in the mechanical design of the Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance Device (HyStEP), the first hydrogen station testing device in North America. He is a member of the technical committee for the development of the Canadian Hydrogen Installation Code and a technical expert on ISO/TC 197 WG 19.

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Phone: 604.590.7471  


Ms. Leanne Sharpe is the Engineering Team Lead for the Hydrogen Stations Infrastructure team within the Advanced Transportation sector at Powertech Labs. In this position, she plans, supervises, and implements a variety of major multidisciplinary projects for global utilities, OEMs, research and government organizations. Leanne has a background in Engineering Physics, Electrical/Controls Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and has over 10 years’ experience as a project manager in alternative energy, forestry and oil & gas industries. She is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

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Phone: 604.590.6660


Mr. Erik Klett is a Project / Design Engineer for the Hydrogen Stations team within the Advanced Transportation sector at Powertech Labs. His areas of expertise consist of control, electrical and process system design. This includes control panel design, electrical distribution and electrical panel design, as well as development of control narratives, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams and cause and effect matrices.

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Phone: 604.598.5049