Our Leadership

Directors

Chris Dougherty, P.Eng.
Chris Dougherty, P.Eng. Chairman
Nordmin Group of Companies
Chris Dougherty, P.Eng. Chris Dougherty, P.Eng. Chairman
Nordmin Group of Companies

Chris has been working in the Engineering field since 1987, initially working as a surveyor. Finding the engineering industry interesting, he returned to school, first becoming a technologist, and then an engineer, graduating from Lakehead University in 1994 with a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering.

Chris established Nordmin in 2005, and has guided the company through its growth to three offices across Canada with more than 120 employees.

Coming from a mining family, Chris grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, and was the fifth generation of his family to work at the Garson Mine, the first being his great-great grandfather in the 1890’s.

Chris is a noted expert in the design and evaluation of mining infrastructure systems, including shafts, hoisting Systems, materials handling and classification systems, and has either directed or been involved with the design of more than 50 shaft, headframe and hoisting installations around the world.

Kurt Boyko, P.Eng.
Kurt Boyko, P.Eng. Director
Kurt Boyko, P.Eng. Kurt Boyko, P.Eng. Director

Kurt has worked in the heavy industrial field since 1989 and graduated from Lakehead University in 1994 with a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, Kurt worked first with a consulting engineering firm and then worked in progressive roles from Maintenance Engineer to Senior Management within a heavy industrial company from 1996 to March 2007, when he joined Nordmin Engineering Ltd.

Kurt joined Nordmin to lead the mechanical division and became a Principal in the firm in 2008. He is an expert in mechanical and process systems, including process plant design, and the design and commissioning of materials handling, pumping, and ventilation systems.

Harold Harkonen, P.Eng., PE
Harold Harkonen, P.Eng., PE Director
Harold Harkonen, P.Eng., PE Harold Harkonen, P.Eng., PE Director

Harold is a company principal and responsible for design and project management of electrical power systems transmission and distribution projects for industrial and utility clients. Harold has a broad range of experience covering all aspects of electrical and control engineering within heavy industrial and utility facilities.

Harold graduated from Lakehead University in 1989, working from graduation until 1999 in heavy industry as an E&C Engineer. He joined KMH in 1999, which subsequently merged became part of Nordmin Engineering Ltd. in 2012.

Senior Management

Greg Menard, P.Eng., PMP
Greg Menard, P.Eng., PMP Senior Engineer - Mechanical
General Manager - Thunder Bay
Greg Menard, P.Eng., PMP Greg Menard, P.Eng., PMP Senior Engineer - Mechanical
General Manager - Thunder Bay

Greg is one of Nordmin’s Project Managers and Senior Mechanical Engineers and carries a Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certificate as well as Licenses for both Professional Engineering, and Certified Engineering Technologist. A graduate of Lakehead University in 1994 (Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical) and St. Lawrence College in 1991 (Mechanical Engineering Technology).

With over 20 years of experience, Greg has worked as a Contractor, Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Superintendent and as a Consultant, all in the heavy industrial environment. Greg is proficient in code work including the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes, API Codes, NBIC, ASHRAE and CSA.

Brad White, C.Tech.
Brad White, C.Tech. Technical Specialist
Electrical and Control
General Manager - Sudbury
Brad White, C.Tech. Brad White, C.Tech. Technical Specialist
Electrical and Control
General Manager - Sudbury

Brad is a Project Manager and Technical Design Specialist in the Electrical and Control department at Nordmin. He started his career as in 1995 as an Instrumentation Technician in a paper mill where he spent 7 years maintaining and designing automation systems. He joined Nordmin Engineering (KMH Engineering at the time) in 2002 assuming the role as an Electrical and Control Specialist. Brad has extensive experience in instrumentation and electrical design as well as the design of Burner Management Systems (BMS). He also has extensive experience in field commissioning and start-up often leading these efforts.

Brad is a college graduate with diplomas as an Instrumentation Engineering Technician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Pulp and Paper Technician as well as a certificate in Stationary Engineering 4th and 3rd Class.

Brad has been working in the field of process control and automation in the mining and pulp and paper industries since 1995.

Department Managers

Erick Bruce, P.Eng.
Erick Bruce, P.Eng. Department Manager
Electrical and Controls
Erick Bruce, P.Eng. Erick Bruce, P.Eng. Department Manager
Electrical and Controls

Erick is a Department Manager and Senior Electrical and Control engineer, leading a team of 25 plus dedicated professionals. He has a broad range of experience in project management, detailed engineering, programming, cost estimating, purchasing, construction supervision and commissioning of electrical and control systems.

He has been involved in all aspects of electrical and control engineering within heavy industrial facilities and has specialized expertise in the design and implementation of PLC based burner management systems. Erick has been providing process control and automation services to the mining and pulp and paper industries since 1996. Erick joined KMH Engineering in 1999, which subsequently merged to become part of Nordmin Engineering Ltd. in 2012.

Patrick Auffret, P.Eng.
Patrick Auffret, P.Eng. Department Manager
Mechanical
Patrick Auffret, P.Eng. Patrick Auffret, P.Eng. Department Manager
Mechanical

Patrick is both a Senior Engineer and Project Manager for Nordmin. A graduate of Lakehead University in 2008 (Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical) and St. Clair College in 2006 (Mechanical Engineering Technology). With over 12 years of experience, Patrick has worked as an Operator, Maintenance Engineer and Consultant in the heavy industrial environment. Patrick specializes in process piping, HVAC, material handling and mineral processing systems. Patrick has a broad range of experience in project management, design engineering, along with construction supervision and commissioning.

Zack White, P.Eng., PE, PMP, FEC
Zack White, P.Eng., PE, PMP, FEC Department Manager
Civil/Structural
Zack White, P.Eng., PE, PMP, FEC Zack White, P.Eng., PE, PMP, FEC Department Manager
Civil/Structural

Zack is one of Nordmin’s Senior Engineers and carries a Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certificate as well as Licenses for Professional Engineering in several provinces and a PE License in Minnesota.

Zack brings over 12 years of experience in structural design and field work for the mining, pulp and paper, and transportation industries. Zack has been an integral part of several successful projects in the area of salt mining and handling. He is familiar with the latest design codes and construction practices in both Canada and the US and has successfully led several capital expansions, maintenance projects and inspections programs.  
 

Sadiq Bdour, P.Eng., PMP
Sadiq Bdour, P.Eng., PMP Department Manager
Power Systems
Sadiq Bdour, P.Eng., PMP Sadiq Bdour, P.Eng., PMP Department Manager
Power Systems

Sadiq is one of Nordmin’s Senior Electrical Engineers and carries a Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certificate as well as Licenses for Professional Engineering in several provinces. 

Sadiq has over 30 years of experience in designing, supervising, testing, commissioning, and start-up of electrical projects in the mining industry, including open pit and underground mines, in Canada and abroad. His mining experience covers Phosphate, Gold, Nickel, and Potash mines. Sadiq has his master’s degree in Electrical and Automation Engineering and IEEE membership. Sadiq joined Nordmin Engineering in 2021 as a Senior Electrical Engineer and Power Department Manager.