Bryan has been with the College since 2011 as a faculty member, teaching courses such as Industrial Controllers, Wind Turbines, Energy Storage and Grid Connections. Since 2011, Bryan has also been a faculty lead with Niagara Research, conducting full-term research in the electrical & renewable energies field. Bryan previously worked in the industry with Priva North America as a system designer and production department assembler, designing and building custom PLC based greenhouse control systems with medium voltage control panels. Bryan has been a part of many successful projects and initiatives at Niagara College including Papernuts as the faculty lead, managing an electrical engineering technology graduate to design and implement a feedback-based web tension control system; working with an industry partner Durham Foods to design, build and test a human propelled DC spinach harvester; collaborating with the Mechanical Engineering Technology team in the design of a PLC-based control of a semi-automated asphalt injection machines for use in patching potholes – just to name a few. Bryan has earned his Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology from Niagara College and his Certified Technician (C.Tech) certification from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
“My goal is to ensure our students are trained on the most relevant; up-to-date equipment available, in order to produce high quality; high performance; and highly sought-after graduates. Whenever someone asks me if I enjoy teaching, my most common response is ‘don’t ask me, ask my students’.”