Fireseeds North Infrastructure



Managing Director

Craig Milligan

Craig has eleven years of professional experience (six in engineering and four in non-profit project management). His engineering experience covers asset management, performance measurement, risk management, planning, transport economics, and advanced road safety engineering. He recently completed his PhD in transportation engineering, and worked for KGS Group, the Province of Manitoba, the University of Manitoba, and the World Bank before founding Fireseeds North Infrastructure.


University of Manitoba
PhD in Civil Engineering, 2014

University of Manitoba
BSc in Civil Engineering, 2006

Activities & Affiliations

• CARSP Board of Directors
• TAC Asset Management Task Force
• TAC Road Safety Standing Committee
• TRB Strategic Management Committee
• Provincial registrations with APEGA, APEGBC, APEY, EGM, OIQ and REO



Senior Transportation Engineer

Wally Hidinger

Wally has more than forty years experience in every aspect of transportation infrastructure including highway construction and design, transportation project planning and management and transportation system management.  His primary areas of expertise include project management, transportation economics, pavement management, asset management, and northern transportation systems.

Activities & Affiliations

• Fellow of the Engineers Canada
• Provincial registration with APEY



Senior Road Safety Engineer

Yongsheng Chen

Yongsheng Chen is a senior road safety engineer at Fireseeds North Infrastructure. He has twenty years of professional engineering experience and earned a PhD in civil engineering at Ryerson University, Canada. Yongsheng specializes in road safety, ITS, transportation operations and maintenance, planning and facility design. Yongsheng is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and has led over 15 projects related to traffic safety, advanced traffic data analytics, and smart highways in Canada and China. Yongsheng is a well established researcher in transportation and has authored over 40 academic papers.


Ryerson University
PhD in Civil Engineering, 2013

Beijing University of Technology
PhD in Transportation Planning and Management, 2001

Beijing University of Technology
Masters in Transportation Engineering, 1996

Activities & Affiliations

• CARSP Member
• CITE Member
• Provincial registration with PEO



Senior Developer

Loren Dueck

Loren has over five years experience developing software for unmanned aerial vehicles and pharmacy robotics. His experience includes development and verification of software in a quality regulated environment, project management and system risk analysis. He completed his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba.


University of Manitoba
Bachelors in Computer Engineering, 2010

Harv's Air
Commercial Pilot's License, 2004



Transport Infrastructure Specialist

Joel Penner

Joel joined Fireseeds as a civil engineering co-op student in May of 2015. As a student, Joel was involved with various transportation and international development related student groups and this exposure highlighted the importance and relevance of the types of work Fireseeds specializes in. He graduated with his B.Sc. CE from the University of Manitoba in May of 2016 and began working full-time at FNI subsequently. Joel specializes in transportation asset management and road safety.


University of Manitoba
BSC in Civil Engineering, 2016



Senior IT Systems Specialist

Dan Buhler

Dan has more than 40 years of experience in Information technology, including 34 years with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, serving for 22 years as the Director of Information Technology. Dan has been a member of several committees of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) including 12 years on the Special Committee on Joint Software Development with liaison responsibilities to the Committees on Bridge software and Pavement Design software. Dan has also been active in the international Highway Engineering Exchange Program (IHEEP), serving on the Executive Committee and as International President in 2011. With Manitoba Infrastructure, Dan had responsibility for all aspects of the department’s IT program including planning, budgeting and portfolio management and delivery. Dan has experience in project planning and management, vendor management/relations, and has managed large IT projects in the transportation engineering sector.