David Pilgrim

Senior Process Engineer

David has twenty five (25) years of Process Engineering experience; thirteen (13) with operating companies and twelve (12) with EPC firms. His rich and diverse experience encompasses various aspects of process engineering design for the upstream oil and gas industry with a special interest in the SAGD operations including the steam systems and water treatment. He has thorough knowledge in the production of process deliverables such as calculations, heat and material balances, PFDs, P&IDs, flare systems design, equipment and control systems datasheets, equipment lists, line lists, control systems narratives, HAZOP reviews and operating manuals.

Grace Chen

Senior Piping Designer

Grace is a Chemical Engineer by training and a seasoned piping design professional. She has seventeen (17) years experience in the oil and gas and power industries in drafting and piping design.  Her experience spans heavy oil SAGD field facilities, heavy oil upgraders, conventional oil and gas facilities and, in-situ SAGD, conventional oil & gas and Power projects.  Grace has worked with most of the major design platforms used in the industry (SmartPlant3D - Intergraph Plant Design System, PDS - Intergraph Plant Design System, Intergraph CAD Worx Plant Design Software, Autodesk AutoCAD).   

Tauseef Naqvi

Managing Director

Tauseef has twenty five (25) years of experience in Oil & Gas (EPCM) and petro-chemical Industries. He has led various multidiscipline team efforts as Project Manager for execution of projects in Western Canada, Middle East and Southeast Asia in projects that range from upstream oil & gas to refining and petrochemical industries.

Stuart Ashley

Senior Mechanical/Process Engineer

Stuart has over sixteen (16) years of very well rounded experience in the industry which includes client management, team leadership roles as well as strong hands on design, troubleshooting and compression experience. Stuart has experience with process design tools such as HYSIS and VMG-Sim and has modelled compression and refrigeration systems.  He has strong field and design experience and good interpersonal skills. 

Ying Feng

Intermediate Piping Designer, Stress Analysis Engineer

Ying has over fifteen (15) years of experience with piping design and piping engineering. Proficient with piping stress analysis by using Caesar II and AutoPIPE; wide range of experiences in special material stress analysis such as FRP and underground piping and pipeline systems.
Exceptional knowledge of ASME B31.1, B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, CSA Z662, CSA Z245 series, NACE MR0175 and other piping codes and standards. Excellent experience in piping material specifications. PDMS, AutoCAD, CADWorx and Navisworks.

Stride Engineering Inc. is very strong in Project Management, Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Piping Design and Pipeline Engineering.

Rosaida Angulo

Information Technology and Document Control

Rosaida is an Electronic Engineer with a total of 15 years of experience in IT infrastructure services including customer support, operations, diagnostics, monitoring and project management. She has knowledge of best practices in network operations and IT services and an integral understanding of the IT infrastructure. Additionally, Rosaida has 3 years of Document Control experience and she is responsible for managing Stride project documents ensuring their accuracy, quality and integrity. 

Greg Otterson

Director of Engineering

Greg is a Senior Process Engineer with eighteen (18) years of oilsands and refining experience.  Greg is driven to provide his clients with the best process engineering support possible.  He spent four years learning oilsands upgrading operations, working in processing plants such as hydrotreating, vacuum distillation, sour water stripping, amine treating, and sulphur recover.  During the next ten years of his career, Greg worked on detailed designs in a sustaining projects environment.  Recently he has had another assignment in oilsands operations, supporting a major SAGD start-up.

Our Core Team

Ric Ewasiuk

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Ewasiuk has over thirty four (34) years of project management and project engineering experience in Client, EPCM and Consulting environments. He is a Senior Project Manager with expertise in the areas of heavy oil, conventional oil, sweet gas and sour gas resource projects. Mr. Ewasiuk's emphasis includes project management, mechanical engineering, process engineering, pipeline design, construction management and field engineering, equipment specification, commissioning and plant start-up.