Employee Spotlight

  • Meet Mark Kulchycki, Development Manager

    Mark Kulchycki began his career with MHI in 2004, as a lead developer for the PSCAD™/EMTDC™ software. Today, he directs the development of the emerging technology and software group. In 2016, Mark led a special team that integrated VisualSpection into MHI’s product suite.  What is VisualSpection? VisualSpection is an augmented reality solution framework that delivers inspection solutions through smart glasses and other wearables in some of the world’s harshe...

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  • Meet Carole Derksen, Project Liaison Officer

    In her role as a Project Liaison Officer, Carole has travelled to East Timor, Nigeria, Dubai, Paris, Guyana, and across North America to assist with various logistical tasks for MHI. During these assignments abroad, Carole set up MHI office spaces, secured accommodations, researched immigration, and arranged logistics details before project teams mobilized.  Carole began her career at Manitoba Hydro in 2004 and was seconded to MHI in 2008. In her role, she meets with new hires and the...

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  • Meet Matthew de Monye, Project Engineer

    As a Project Engineer, Matthew is responsible for client management, coordinating projects, and preparing proposals and estimates. Matthew’s project work includes modelling and design, and the analysis of transmission lines utilizing PLS-CADD (a 3D modelling software that allows the user to model complex transmission/distribution lines and analyze structural, electrical, and clearance aspects of transmission line design). Matthew is heavily involved in preparing engaging marketing ma...

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  • Meet Kimberly Laing, Marketing Officer

    In her role as a Marketing Officer, Kimberly Laing has travelled all over the world to promote MHI’s innovative services and products to clients at various conferences and events. Her most notable trips were to Manila in the Philippines for the Asian Development Bank’s Opportunities Fair, where she delivered presentations, and attended networking sessions and business development meetings.  Starting her career at Manitoba Hydro, Kimberly transitioned to MHI in 2008. In her...

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  • Meet Rob Schumann, Senior Project Manager

    Rob Schumann is managing some of MHI’s major projects including the Management Strengthening Program in Guyana and the HVDC Station Operations and Maintenance Tender Documents Preparation Project in Saudi Arabia. As part of his daily duties, Rob also prepares formal proposals and expressions of interests, and supports entry to mid-level staff with similar responsibilities. After graduating from the Electrical Engineering Technology Program at Red River College in 1977, Rob began his ...

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  • 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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