Enbridge Energy Solutions Consultants and Managers are efficiency experts committed to learning your business processes and finding ways to achieve your objectives.



  • Aqeel Zaidi, P.Eng., CEM, CMVP, Energy Solutions Manager
    Team Bio - AqeelAqeel Zaidi joined the Enbridge Gas Distribution DSM team seven years ago. He has over 30 years of professional engineering experience in the energy industry, primarily dealing with industrial energy efficiency, demand side management, energy management, cogeneration, energy auditing, industrial boilers, steam plants, industrial process equipment, emerging technologies and renewable energy. Over the years, he has applied his significant knowledge and expertise of industrial manufacturing processes, thermal energy engineering, combustion and heat transfer to develop custom solutions that help our industrial customers enhance plant efficiencies. Prior to joining Enbridge Gas Distribution, Aqeel held similar positions at Union Gas Limited, NRCan – Natural Resources Canada, ADMIC Controls, G.K. Yuill and Associates, and Wardrop Engineering. Aqeel has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Engineering and Technology, located in Lahore, Pakistan. Aqeel is currently chair of the Gas IR Paper Drying Consortium and the Boiler Burner Consortium, and is an active member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, Association of Energy Engineers, Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada and Energy Solutions Center.
  • Chris Russell, P.Eng., CEM, CMVP, CEA, Energy Solutions Consultant
    Team Bio - ChrisChris Russell joined the Enbridge Gas Distribution DSM team in 2015. He has over 10 years of practical engineering experience in the automotive and pulp and paper industries. He applies this experience and his passion for helping organizations reduce their carbon footprint to develop solutions unique to each customer’s energy efficiency goals. Prior to joining Enbridge, Chris worked at New Forest Paper Mills LP, where he was responsible for Energy Management and Maintenance Planning and Engineering. Chris also held a Maintenance Planning and Engineering role at Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd. Prior to that, Chris performed various supervisory roles at General Motors of Canada. Chris has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) as well as a Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma from Sheridan/Durham College. When he isn’t working, Chris enjoys snowboarding, swimming, running and building motorcycles, cars and off-road vehicles.
  • Damir Naden, P.Eng., CEM, Energy Efficiency Manager
    Team Bio - DamirDamir Naden joined the Enbridge Gas Distribution Industrial DSM group three years ago and currently leads our Large Industrial team of Energy Solutions Consultants. With 20 years of practical experience, Damir has a solid understanding of industrial automation, equipment design and lean manufacturing that he applies to analyze efficiency issues and implement engineering solutions that maximize productivity, improve quality and optimize energy intensity. Prior to joining Enbridge Gas Distribution, Damir was a Capital Project Manager at Meritor Suspension Systems Corp., where he managed all internal and external resources and timelines for capital investment projects for their North American plants. Prior to that, he worked as a Product Design Manager at CFM, where he led a multi-disciplinary team of Manufacturing, Engineering and Marketing Representatives in the design and commercialization of new products.  Before that, he held the roles of Die and Extrusion Engineering Group Manager, Project Manager for Specialty and Custom Manufacturing Projects and Senior Design Engineer at Brampton Engineering Inc. Damir has a Baccalaureate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zagreb, located in Croatia, where he grew up.
  • George Hantzis, P.EnG., CEM, Energy Solutions Consultant
    Team Bio - GeorgeGeorge Hantzis joined the Enbridge Gas Distribution Industrial DSM team in 2012. His over 8 years of industrial engineering experience is apparent in the technical knowledge and practical skills he employs towards developing custom energy efficiency solutions for our large industrial customers.  Prior to joining Enbridge Gas Distribution, George worked as a Key Account Manager and Applications Engineer at Nord Gear Ltd., where consulted with industrial customers as a mechanical power transmission specialist. Prior to that, he worked as a Technical Sales and Applications Engineer at Schaeffler Canada, where he served industrial customers in the production machinery, consumer products, heavy industry, power transmission and rail sectors. George holds a Mechanical and Materials Engineering degree from the University of Western Ontario and is an active supporter of Parkinson’s Society Canada.
  • Louise Bailey, P.Eng., CEM, Energy Solutions Consultant
    LouiseLouise Bailey joined Enbridge Gas Distribution in 2013. She applies a combination of engineering acuity, technical knowledge and energy management expertise to help customers identify and execute energy efficiency solutions that achieve their environmental, financial and operational objectives. Prior to joining the DSM group, Louise led a number of engineering projects and initiatives at Enbridge. Before joining Enbridge, Louise gained industry experience through a variety of energy efficiency related roles at Ontario Power Authority, Minto Group and the City of Toronto. Louise holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Energy and Environmental studies. In her spare time she enjoys motorcycling, biking, rock climbing, and snowboarding.
  • Mike McKnight, Energy Solutions Consultant
    Team Bio - Michael MMike McKnight joined the Enbridge Gas Distribution DSM team in 2012. Over the years, he has developed a reputation for helping customers identify and implement energy efficiency measures that drive significant energy and cost savings. Mike’s diverse work experience contributes to his ability to understand and empathize with the unique needs of each facility he works with. Prior to joining Enbridge, Mike worked in the construction, property maintenance, electric and retail industries. Mike has a Bachelor of Engineering Physics & Society degree from McMaster University, located Hamilton Ontario. When he isn’t working, you can find Mike playing baseball or working on his motorcycle.
  • Michael Fakouri, P.Eng., MBA, CEM, CIGC, Energy Solutions Consultant
    Team Bio - Michael FMichael Fakhouri joined the Enbridge Gas Distribution Industrial DSM team 16 years ago. Michael has over 30 years of industrial engineering experience, with expertise in steam systems, steel manufacturing, greenhouses, heating and ventilation, monitoring and targeting, ISO 50001, cogeneration, heat recovery and energy planning. He applies this extensive knowledge and expertise to develop custom solutions that help our industrial customers identify and implement energy efficiency measures. Prior to joining Enbridge Gas Distribution, Michael was a Partner and General Manager of a mechanical contracting business that specialized in installing turn-key propane systems. Prior to that, he worked as a Field Engineer for Off-Shore Oil and Gas Construction, where he led a team in the construction of offshore oil pipelines and platforms. Michael holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University.  Michael is also an active member of Ashrae, AEE.
  • Paul Morrison, P.Eng., CEM, Energy Solutions Consultant
    Team Bio - PaulPaul Morrison joined the Enbridge Gas Distribution Industrial DSM team seven years ago. With 25 years of technical engineering experience in the industrial sector, Paul offers our customers expert advice on process and technology based solutions to maximize efficiencies and minimize costs. Prior to joining Enbridge Gas Distribution, Paul was a Sales Engineer for Torrid Oven Ltd., where he worked closely with a variety of industrial consumers to ensure they received the right products to meet their process needs. Prior to that, he took on the role of Sales Engineer at Nordson Corporation, where he led a variety of custom engineering projects to meet the needs of a coveted customer base. Paul holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Lakehead University. A true Canadian to the core, when Paul isn’t working, he enjoys skiing and playing hockey.
  • Slobodanka Radic, B.Sc., CEM, Energy Solutions Consultant
    Team Bio - SlobadonkaSlobodanka Radic joined the Enbridge Gas Distribution Industrial DSM team six years ago and is currently an Energy Solutions Consultant for Large Industrial accounts. Slobodanka has a background in industrial processes and lean manufacturing and she applies this knowledge to identify energy efficiency opportunities and implement technical solutions that reduce energy usage while maintaining or improving productivity, quality and plant safety. Prior to joining Enbridge Gas Distribution, Slobodanka was a Project Manager at Fenwick Automotive Products, where she developed and managed Enterprise Resource Planning software packages and worked on a lean manufacturing transformation. Prior to that, she worked in the Iron and Steel Industry as a Metallurgical Engineer. Slobodanka has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Belgrade located in Yugoslavia, where she grew up.


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