Our Team

A quest for innovation and the desire to create lasting value for our clients and our global
community drives the Hedgehog team of expert engineers. We’re strategic in our thinking,
principled with our advice and thoughtful in our solutions. We build lasting relationships by
doing what’s right – for our clients, for their teams and for our staff.

Meet Hedgehog’s team of electrical engineering consultants:

Michael Wrinch

P.Eng.,PHD.,PMP, FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland), FEC, President

Founder of Hedgehog Technologies and a pioneer in contemporary project management and electrical engineering practices, Michael Wrinch is a Certified Professional Project Manager and Professional Electrical Engineer. Since establishing the company in 2001, he has guided its evolution from a home-based sole proprietor business to a multifaceted electrical engineering firm of skilled professionals covering a multitude of industries. Today, Hedgehog specializes in project management and systems design of high-energy control, manufacturing and automation systems.

Michael integrates traditional strategies of risk management with modern technologies. His current focus is on developing safety critical systems. 

Trevor Penner

P.Eng.,B.Eng. Associate

Trevor Penner is an Electrical Engineer with more than a decade of experience in design commissioning and project management. At Hedgehog, Trevor applies his diverse experience in numerous capacities, including designing control systems, supervising electrical contractors and managing construction contracts. Through his extensive North American and international experience he consistently proves his ability to not only provide qualified engineering expertise, but also to work within cultural and language barriers. His professional accomplishments include programming the SCADA control systems for the Vancouver, Canada Skytrain Millenium Line expansion for Bombardier, installation supervision and pre-commissioning of control systems for the Canada Line in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and supporting final commissioning of the EverLine in Seoul, Korea.

Mark Dubois-Phillips

Director, Operations/Business Development

Mark Dubois-Phillips is a seasoned business strategist with a proven track record in Technology and Innovation, Operations Management, Sales and Marketing and Customer Relationship Management. He has deep roots in technology with leadership experience in Renewable Energy/ Clean Tech, Electric Vehicles/ Infrastructure,  Energy Storage / Microgrids and Smart Grid Technologies.

Justin Pezzin

P.Eng., B.Eng. Director of Sales and Marketing

Justin is leading the team’s marketing effort, customer relations and sales force.  He has a unique background in both engineering and business leadership.  He has over a decade of work with electric utilities and successful product development and innovation strategy experience.  With more than 15 years of front line Professional Engineering, customer success and project management experience, Justin brings a balanced dynamic to our Professional team. 

Younes Rashidi

M.A.Sc. Sr. Electrical Engineer / Project Manager

Younes Rashidi is an Electrical Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in electrical and automation systems for the oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Younes has gained significant experience through design, implementation, installation, commissioning and supervision of multi-million dollar international projects. He designed one of the largest hybrid grid-tied solar power systems in BC for the City of Colwood, located on Vancouver Island. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Younes earned a Master’s degree in Mechatronic Systems Engineering with specialization in renewable energies and energy efficiency from Simon Fraser University (SFU). In the course of his research at SFU he worked on a number of projects in the area of energy efficiency for industrial facilities. Younes is a certified ISO 9000 lead auditor.

Serar Mikha

B.A.Sc., EIT (Elec.) Electrical Engineer

Serar Mikha is a graduate in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Regina. He brings a diverse set of skills to Hedgehog, including a working knowledge of controls and automation in the power and HVAC industries, experience with electrical design for mining applications as well as PLC programming and network design. In addition, Serar has an electronics background that includes working with micro-controllers and FPGAs. At Hedgehog, he works on remote community energy management and automation systems.

Matt Keeler

B.A.Sc., EIT (Elec.) Electrical Engineer

Matt Keeler is an engineer with experience in high tech subsea solutions. He is a graduate from Simon Fraser University in Mechatronics Systems Engineering where he founded the unmanned aerial vehicle team. Matt has worked on systems in oil and gas including offshore sea trials, military submarine rescue, and seafloor networks. He has experience programming automation controllers and SCADA systems as well as system integration and testing for custom high reliability systems. At Hedgehog, he works on safety systems, energy management and automation support.

Amreen Grewal

B.A.Sc., (Elec.) Electrical Engineer

Amreen Grewal is our newest member to the Hedgehog team and an expert in national and international electrical design standards especially hazardous locations. With years of experience in evaluation and certification of CSA, UL, IEC, IECEx, ATEX and CE electrical products she brings a unique perspective to the team ensuring the final design will meet any local regulation. She is a graduate from University of Toronto in Electrical Engineering. At Hedgehog Technologies, she is currently involved in electrical design in explosive environments, control systems and DC power systems design.

Noor Salh

B.A.Sc., EIT (Elec.) Controls and Software Engineer

Noor Salh is a System and Controls Engineer who has graduated from the University of Technology (Bagdad) and Ryerson University. She also has an Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma (In controls) from Seneca College with Honors. Noor has extensive experience in PLC programming on a multitude of different supplier platforms such as Omron and Rockwell. She also possesses specific experience on Instrumentation, SCADA and system controls for sewerage and storm water pumping stations, water treatment plants and HVAC manufacturing and automation. At Hedgehog, she works on programming automation for safety rated systems, HMI and systems control theory.

Oliver Wiart

B.A.Sc., EIT (Elec.) Electrical Engineer

Oliver Wiart is an electrical engineer with experience in communications, sensor systems and power distribution. He is a graduate from the University of British Columbia in Electrical Engineering. At Hedgehog Technologies, he is currently involved in energy systems management and design.

Dusan Milovanovic

B.A.Sc., EIT (Elec.) Electrical Engineer

Dusan Milovanovic is an electrical engineer with experience in PLC programming and power distribution and safety systems. He is a graduate from the University of British Columbia in Electrical Engineering. At Hedgehog Technologies, he is currently involved in DC power systems, rail design,  safety systems and substation design.

Jarred Richter

Dipl Tech (Elec), Electrical Technologist

Jarred is an Electrical Technologist with experience in manufacturing and power distribution. He is a graduate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Power and Industrial Control Option. Jarred has experience in the construction and manufacturing fields as an Electrician. At Hedgehog Technologies, he is currently involved in building, testing and commissioning of electrical control and equipment.

Babak Vishka

B.Sc., Electrical Engineer

Babak is an Electrical Engineer who received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Shiraz University, Iran, in 2006. He has been working as an electrical engineer in mining, oil & gas, steam plants, manufacturing facilities, and hydroelectric generating plants. He has worked internationally under the supervision of GE Canada, ABB, Alstom and Andritz Hydro as a design consultant and construction supervisor. He works with programming tools of industrial control systems including but not limited to SIEMENS and Rockwell Automation. He has a standardized certificate of competency to operate and maintain industrial power equipment, such as boilers, steam/gas turbines, generators, internal combustion engines, pumps, refrigeration systems, condensers, compressors, pressure vessels and their auxiliary equipment.