Employee Spotlight

  • Meet Bob Dandenault, Director at Manitoba Hydro

    During his assignment in Mozambique, Bob worked with MHI staff to raise donations towards the purchase of Christmas hampers. Bob and his family distributed the hampers to a small community in the area. “It was quite an honour to hand out the hampers to the villagers. Their genuine expressions of thanks were very touching and yanked at our heartstrings. This experience turned out to be a wonderful Christmas gift to our family from a little village in Mozambique. We will always cherish...

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  • Meet Doug Dyck, Technical Support Specialist

    Doug Dyck is a Technical Support Specialist (Interrupting Equipment Group) at Manitoba Hydro. As the section head, he works with circuit breakers, circuit switchers, and gas insulated switchgear (GIS) throughout the Apparatus Maintenance Division. During his 31-year career at Manitoba Hydro, Doug participated in a 15-month assignment with MHI, working in Saudi Arabia (for 12 months) and MHI’s head office in Winnipeg (for 3 months). He was seconded from Manitoba Hydro to work on an as...

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  • Meet Jack Wilson, Managing Director at MHI

    Jack Wilson is the Managing Director of WIRE Services (Worldwide Integrated Rating Enhancement) and Manitoba Hydro International Maintenance Services (MHIMS). Jack oversees the day-to-day operations of these two business units, and works to find new business opportunities. Jack worked at Manitoba Hydro for 37 years, before beginning his post-retirement career at MHI 7 years ago.

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  • Meet Normand Champoux, Human Resources Advisor

    Normand Champoux is part of the team of experts working on MHI's Technical Advisory Services Contract in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Stationed in Kinshasa since 2015, Normand is the Human Resource Management (HRM) Technical Advisor for the Human Resources Department (HRD) and Organizational Development Direction for SNEL (Société nationale d'électricité), the country's national utility. “Working in this role has enabled me to in...

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  • Meet Caylin Bruneau, Project Manager

    Caylin oversees several of the company’s major projects around the world, including MHI’s Technical Advisory Services Contract in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For this project, she manages a team of 13 long-term and various short-term staff in their efforts to recover SNEL (Société nationale d'électricité), the country’s national utility. Caylin began her eight-year career at MHI as an intern through the Asper School of Business. B...

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  • Meet Jack Harder, Inspector/Manitoba Hydro Retiree

    Jack Harder is a retired Manitoba Hydro employee with over 26 years of service, working mostly in the Apparatus Maintenance Group. Jack has been involved in international assignments with MHI in Tanzania, Timor-Leste, and Liberia.  In 2013, Jack travelled to Monrovia to provide training for mechanical technicians for the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), which is the state owned utility in Liberia. In 2010, Jack worked as a generation manager with the LEC, where he trained staff ...

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  • Meet Juan José Aveiro, General Manager - Paraguay Branch

    As the General Manager of MHI’s Branch Office in Paraguay, Juan José Aveiro coordinates and monitors all business development, sales, projects, branch operations, and personnel development activities.  MHI entered into an agreement with the Itaipu Paraguay Technological Park (PTI) to establish a local branch office in March 2016. The local office enables MHI to pursue projects in Paraguay and Latin America on an ongoing basis. Juan José played an integral role in f...

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  • Meet Leah Rensfelt, Human Resource Expert

    Leah Rensfelt is the Human Resource (HR) Expert for MHI’s Management Strengthening Project in Guyana, South America. Following a 38-year career at Manitoba Hydro, Leah began working with MHI in 2012. As the HR expert, she delivers training on HR related topics to the management of Guyana Power and Light Inc. (Guyana’s national utility). In addition, Leah provides ongoing coaching and support to the HR team. Since joining MHI, Leah has lived and worked in Liberia, Nigeria, and G...

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  • Meet Les Recksiedler, Senior Engineering Manager

    Les Recksiedler is the Senior Engineering Manager for the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre (MHRC), a business unit of MHI.  Following a 38-year career at Manitoba Hydro, Les joined MHI in 2010. He develops the engineering services initiatives for MHI and focuses on business development for MHRC.  What kind of projects have you worked on since joining MHI?  I had the opportunity to travel to Mozambique over 30 times to work on the Cahora Bassa project as the owner’s ...

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  • Meet Dan Shiels, Technical Recruitment Officer

    Dan Shiels is the Technical Recruitment Officer at MHI. Dan is responsible for staffing all international projects, and working to improve the quality and quantity of resumes in the company’s staffing database. Dan began his post-retirement career at MHI 9 years ago, after his 37-year career with Manitoba Hydro. Tell us a little bit about your work history with Manitoba Hydro and MHI. At Manitoba Hydro, I started as an electrical maintenance trainee and travelled around the provin...

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