Jamie Shand, P.Eng, MBA, President

Jamie is a graduate Mechanical Engineer from the University of Alberta (1982), with an MBA from SimonFraser University in BC (1994). Jamie spent the first 9 years of his career as an engineer for Shell Canada and MM Dillon (an environmental engineering company). During this period, he designed and built various facilities including pipelines and pump and compressor stations. Mr. Shand also worked as a Rotating Equipment Specialist, gaining valuable operations, maintenance, design and reliability experience.

For over a decade Jamie has gained valuable commercial and regulatory experience working for various Utilities including Ontario Hydro, BC Hydro, TransAlta Energy and TransCanada Power. Along the way, Jamie has worked with many knowledgeable and innovative people, utilizing these resources in providing teams and services to solve complex problems for clients.

Jamie is involved in the industry, speaking on the panel at the 2008 IPPSA conference, and currently serves as the president of the PPGA (Pipeline Power Group and Associates). Outside of the industry, Jamie donates his time to the community as a hockey coach, Beaver leader and sits as a volunteer board member for the Agape Hospice.

Colin Carlsen, B SC ENG, VP

Colin, a graduate Electrical Engineer from the University of Natal (1982), spent the first 7 years as Senior Engineer for Durban Electricity. Since then, Colin has successfully held roles as Product Development Manager (Eskom), Principle Consultant (Azimuth Management Consultants), Senior Energy Services Advisor (TransAlta Utilities), Director (Enron) and currently serves as Vice President of Current Solutions, Inc.

With 26 years of experience in the areas of energy services and electric utilities in USA, Canada and South Africa, Colin has overseen numerous paramounts including negotiating Enron's $1.5 billion of retail power claims in Texas, Illinois, California and New York, as well as structuring 10 year commodity deals to create MTM value of $40 million US.

Colin's passion for the industry and breadth of experience makes him an expert project director and team leader with specialized proficiency in situation analysis.