Our Team

Neil Wolthers, P.Eng, CD
Operations / People and Culture

Neil grew up in Hants County, Nova Scotia, and graduated from Dalhousie University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Neil has been an active member of the CIC component of the Air Force reserves since 2001. He has worked as a Mechanical Designer for twelve years, with a focus on marine, harsh environments, and hazardous locations equipment. Neil has extensive experience with Marine Classification of equipment through DNV, ABS, Lloyds, BV, and others. An ardor for problem solving, Neil has worked in the offshore on critical repair jobs, as well as coordinated efforts for production or repair of equipment off-site. More recently, Neil has worked as a Reliability Engineer and is trained in Thermography, and Vibration Analysis. With a passion for technology and product development, he enjoys working fresh ideas into commercial realities. Neil resides in Fall River, and spends most of his free time honing his daddy skills, or flying airplanes.

Roger Connolly, P.Eng
Sales / Service / Quality

Roger grew up in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, and graduated from Dalhousie University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After university, Roger moved to Alberta and worked in management and production roles pertaining to the upstream oil and gas industry, where he earned his Professional Engineering designation in 2008. Roger moved back to Nova Scotia in 2012, where he has gained significant experience with the design and specification of medium voltage offshore and subsea equipment, as well as with project management in the industrial construction sector. Roger currently resides in Windsor Junction and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as outdoor activities like camping, fishing, and hunting.

Stephen Robertson, P.Eng

Stephen grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and graduated from Dalhousie University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science majoring in physics, and from DalTech in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his Professional Engineering designation from APEGBC in 2006, and has since registered with Engineers Nova Scotia. After university, Stephen moved to Salmon Arm BC were he designed saw mill equipment. A year later Stephen moved to Maple Ridge BC and started work as a Research Engineer, a role in which his career followed alongside the development and eventual high volume manufacture of high power lithium ion rechargeable batteries that were the first to be introduced into the power tool market. Process and product development, robotics, and factory automation were among the interests and skills developed in this position. Moving back to Halifax in 2007, Stephen began work in the design and manufacture of commercial appliances for the food and beverage industry, filling the roles of Design Engineer, Production Engineer, and Project Manager. In 2012 Stephen moved on to Senior Mechanical Designer of FSPO swivels, designing equipment classified and certified for offshore use in explosive atmospheres. In this role Stephen developed complex top-down configurable CAD models and drawing packages to help automate the tasks of the design team. Stephen’s passions include renewable energy, electric vehicles, robotics, automation, programming, CAD/CAM, and process/product development. Stephen resides in Halifax.

Sean Gower, HND

Sean, originally from Bristol in the UK, served a traditional five year Turner/Fitter apprenticeship before working in a variety of industries as a sub-contract Mechanical Designer throughout the eighties. In 1989 he returned to full time education and obtained an HND in Mechanical Engineering from Plymouth University. After University he worked for British Aerospace - Land and Sea Systems in Bristol before emigrating to Canada in 2002. Since moving to Nova Scotia he has worked as both a Senior Mechanical Designer and later Sales Manager of FPSO swivels within the oil and gas industry. Sean lives with his two children in Bedford, N.S and enjoys riding and repairing motorcycles in his spare time.

Patrick Dalton
Purchasing / Controller

Patrick graduated in 2016 from Saint Mary's University with a commerce degree from the Sobey School of Business. Patrick has been an active member of the CIC component of the Air Force reserves since 2013.

Ben Heimert
Structural and Mechanical Design

Ben graduated from Carleton University in 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering. Originally from Germany, he grew up on the South Shore of Nova Scotia and eventually made his way to Halifax where he's worked as a Mechanical Designer since 2012. Ben has designed, drafted, modeled, and analyzed products for a variety of markets including marine, industrial, and renewable. In this role he's developed new products, improved existing designs, and provided support to the production team. When he's not at work, there's a good chance you can find Ben out for a run, camping, or brewing a fresh batch of beer.

Janice Nicholson
Engineering Administration Specialist

Janice graduated from the Halifax Infirmary School of Nuclear Medicine as a Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist.  After graduating, she worked as an Engineering Administrative Clerk for 25 years, providing administrative and document control support for the mechanical and electronics engineering departments; continuous and active support through two ERP implementations working with various departments within the company as well implementing and maintaining processes and instructions in relation to ISO 9001.

Michael Cluett
Senior Electromechanical Technician

Michael graduated from Nova Scotia Community College with a Diploma in Architectural Drafting in 1994. He was the Service Supervisor for a large rotary product manufacturer for eight years, where he managed the service and repairs of returned product to the service department. In 2002, Michael began piloting Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) as a Pilot Technician, where he gained experience in subsea operations of various underwater equipment. In 2004, he returned to rotary product manufacturing as a Production Supervisor, where he managed the production of electrical slip rings and large swivels for the FPSO market. In 2018, Michael joined Well Engineered as a Senior Electromechanical Technician, where tasks range from assembly and test of electromechanical products, to field service of large electromechanical systems.

Malekey Boddie
Electromechanical Technician

After immigrating from Barbados in 2002 Malekey held a number of positions in the service industry before joining Sureshot Solutions in 2004 , first as a maintenance / HVAC technician for three years, then as a factory technician working on commercial appliances used in the food and beverage industry. In 2013, Malekey moved on to hold assembly and production technician positions at Focal Technologies and Spring Loaded. In 2018, Malekey joined Well Engineered as an Electromechanical Assembler.

Chas Smith, EIT
Design Engineer

Chas is a recent graduate of Dalhousie University in Engineering, specialising in materials and mechanical engineering. Chas has a diverse background with technical experience in innovative design, data analysis, and writing proposals, and hands on experience in facility operations.

Azael Santos
Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Azael obtained his Automotive Electric System Technician and Electromechanic Technician credentials from CBTIS 59 in Hidalgo, Mexico, before earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UAM Azcapotzalco, Mexico City. In 2005, Azael worked as a Project Mechanical Engineer for SICA Integrated Environmental Control Services in Mexico City, involved in the design, production, and project development of dust collectors, electrical facilities, washers and pneumatic hatches. In 2009, Azael relocated to Oklahoma, where he was the inspector of the nuclear area and final inspection for American Foundry. In this role, he identified the various castings according to the type of steel and assigned nomenclature. He was also involved in testing, performing liquid penetrating tests, magnetism penetration tests, x-ray photography tests, and ultrasonic tests. He later worked for Unarco Industries in the Quality & Control and R&D Technical departments. In QC, he implemented inspection modules, and periodic and random metrological review of product to reduce non conformances by up to 10%. He implemented several programs to help reduce the production down time by 3%. In the R&D Technical department, contributed to the development of new products, including validation of the products through various testing. In 2016, Azael worked in Quality & Control, as well as a Draftsman and in CNC programming for Custom Seating Inc. where he implemented a quality and control system to reduce non conformances by up to 5% and improved production by 3%. He also developed furniture and decor designs for major restaurant chains, including CAD design and CNC programming. Azael started with Well Engineered on May 6, 2018.

Mylène DiPenta
Electronics Technologist
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