Fireseeds North Infrastructure

Team

 
 

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.

Education

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

 
 
 

 
 
 

Transport infrastructure Specialist

Rebecca Peterniak

Rebecca specializes in road safety, pedestrian accommodation, and inclusive transportation. She has consulted for government agencies across Canada and in Latin America, and serves in various leadership roles with national road safety agencies, including the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals, the Canadian Road Safety Youth Committee, and the TAC Road Safety Standing Committee.

Education

University of Manitoba
MSc in Civil Engineering, 2015

University of Manitoba
BSc in Civil Engineering, 2011

Activities & Affiliations

• CARSP Youth Committee
• CITE exCITE Committee
• TAC Road Safety Standing Committee
• Provincial registration with EGM

 
 
 

 
 
 

Transport Infrastructure Specialist

Mark Hearson

Mark has transportation engineering experience in and outside of Canada, including roles that involve asset management, active transportation, transportation planning and policy, autonomous vehicles, and smart cities. He also brings valuable insight into key business processes, after having completed his MBA as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.

Education

University of Oxford
Masters of Business Administration, 2015

University of Oxford
MSc in Geography (Nature, Society and Environmental Policy), 2014

University of Manitoba
BSc in Civil Engineering, 2012

Activities & Affiliations

• CARSP Member
• CITE Member
• TAC Asset Management Task Force
• TAC Connected and Automated Vehicles Working Group (Project Idea Development and Initiation Subcommittee)
• TAC Road Safety Standing Committee
• Provincial registration with EGM

 
 
 

 
 
 

Transport Infrastructure Specialist

Paul Anderson-Trocme

Paul has five years of engineering experience with a focus on road safety, ITS, public transit and urban systems. He has also worked for a large management consulting firm with a focus on transit and tolling implementation projects. He earned his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Civil Engineering at McGill University.

Education

McGill University
Masters of Civil Engineering, 2014

McGill University
BSc in Civil Engineering, 2012

Activities & Affiliations

• AQTR Member
• Provincial registration with OIQ

 
 
 

 
 
 

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.

Education

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.

Education

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.

Education

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.