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WHO WE ARE: Management Team

Richard Neuman Richard W. Neuman, P.Eng, President and Chairman

Founder of Synergy Engineering Ltd. in 1987, currently President & Chairman. Previously launched and grew Dynequip Engineering leading to its merger with Transwest Machinery. Over 30 years experience with the design, manufacture and commissioning of electrical equipment for the materials handling industry. An accumulated knowledge of the industry gained from previous positions with General Electric, Wescan Mining Trucks, Dynequip Engineering and Trans West Dynequip.
David Atkinson David C. Atkinson, Executive Vice President and Director

Over 30 years of general management experience in natural resource, manufacturing, process and service industries. Over 15 years of domestic and international corporate business development experience with demonstrated success in new company start-up, joint venture creation and integration, merger and acquisition, strategic alliances, and new product development. Previous executive roles with Noranda Inc., ABB, and other international corporations in engineered product and service delivery platform sectors.
Harry Doughty Harry Doughty, A.Sc.T, Vice President

Over 25 years of experience in the design and delivery of industrial power distribution equipment including power systems design for complete conveyor drive and crusher drive systems, the manufacture of associated switchgear, engineering management, project management.
Nicole Hampton Nicole Neuman, P.Eng, Vice President

Engineering of motor control for a broad range of materials handling applications. Over 10 years experience in design, manufacture, and testing of wound rotor motor (WRIM) secondary resistive controllers (SRC). Internationally recognized subject matter expert in WRIM SRC technology, providing consulting services for drives, analysis of existing drive systems, feasibility studies and WRIM SRC specific technology training. R&D, engineering, and project management.
Russell Carder Russell A. Carder, Manager, Instrumentation & Control

Extensive mining history including supervision of the electrical and instrumentation department consisting of two trade disciplines in a union environment. Managed electrical, instrumentation, and process control maintenance in the mine's fully-automated 35,000 tpd concentrator, solvent extraction, and secondary crusher plants. Implemented design, procurement, and scheduling for electrical and control system expansion projects, upgrades, and new installations.
Shu Li Shu Li, Manager, Logistics & Procurement

Ms. Li brings to Synergy over 10 years of experience in international shipping, trade, customs clearance, tracking and trans-shipment logistics, and project logistics management experience, as well as recent familiarity with large-scale material logistics handling. Her early business years were spent in China, with her most recent years here in Canada in positions of increasing responsibility with companies that design, engineer and manufacture large-scale industrial systems for a global customer base.

Shu is a graduate of BCIT's CITT Transportation and Logistics Management Program, holds degrees in Computer Science from the Science & Technology University of China and in International Trade from Ji Lin University. Shu's multilingual capabilities include English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Po Wong Adele Eeckhout, CGA, Controller

Over 25 years of experience in a controllership role, including financial management, establishing and implementing financial systems and controls, financial contracts, project financial reporting, foreign currency, extensive knowledge of international business cultures, legal business risk, corporate insurance and human resources management.