201 Frederica Street W. Thunder Bay, ON P7E 3W1

The team at Kozar Engineering is comprised of a well-rounded group of specialists bringing decades of experience to the industrial engineering business.

The employees at Kozar Engineering are our largest investment and we take pride in treating them as such. All the employees are proud of what they do, and it reflects in the work and the timeframe in which we are able to produce it. Kozar Engineering has a great work environment that fosters collaboration and innovation.


Kevin Kozar, P.Eng., P.E

As a graduate of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Lakehead University, Kevin began his engineering career in 1997.  Kevin established Kozar Engineering Inc. in 2012 to provide cost effective engineering solutions to clients.  As the Principal Engineer at Kozar Engineering, Kevin’s focus is strategic planning, corporate governance and continual improvement of Kozar Engineering to exceed our clients needs.

As a licensed mechanical engineer, Kevin provides general oversite to all design activities.  In addition to providing technical assistance, Kevin assists with the day to day planning of employee assignments and ensures employees have the training required to complete their assignments as efficiently and accurately as possible.

Contact Kevin

Direct: (807) 624‑4080 Cell: (807) 629‑9143

Email: kevin.kozar@kozar.ca

Project Management


Matt Meadwell
Technical Manager

Since 2011, Matthew Meadwell has been a Mechanical Technologist with experience in mechanical design and drafting.  Matthew is adept in the use of various design software and in 2D drafting and 3D modelling. Experienced in project management and planning, Matt is multi-faceted, flexible and client focused. Primary areas of experience include piping (process, methods, & supports), plant layout, comprehensive structural stress testing of rail vehicles, and general design and engineering.

Contact Matt

Direct: (807) 624-4085 Cell: (807) 626-6130

Email: matt.meadwell@kozar.ca


Kevin Green, P.Eng
Project Engineer

Kevin Green is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience in heavy industry, mechanical and process engineering. Kevin’s areas of expertise include pulp and paper and mining processes from pre-feasibility through to detail design and construction support.
Kevin has deep experience in steam and condensate piping systems for processes, industrial ventilation design, process troubleshooting, and installation and commissioning services. Managing a team of people in the engineering field for product development, process and project engineering for client interests is the basis of his knowledge and experience. Kevin also has experience in handling all aspects of project engineering and design and its relationship with instrumentation, electrical design and installation.

Contact Kevin

Direct: (807) 624-4091

Email: kevin.green@kozar.ca


Ashikh George, PMP.
Operations Manager

Ashikh George is the Operations Manager and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Prior to joining Kozar Engineering, Ashikh worked as a Junior Project Manager and Estimator. Mr. George is proficient in the development of vital project documentation including scopes of work, estimates and schedules. Ashikh’s attention to detail, his strong communication skills and experience make him a value asset to our projects.

Contact Ashikh

Direct: (807) 624-4086

Email: ashikh.george@kozar.ca


Serena Tougas
Project Manager

Serena Tougas is a Project Manager with Kozar Engineering. She began her career in Project Management in 2015 upon graduating with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. She is experienced in client management, project execution and project controls. She has industrial sector experience and is well equipmed to execute projects on behalf of our clients

Contact Serena

Direct: (807) 727-1931

Email: serena.tougas@kozar.ca


Joshua Carasco
Project Controller

Joshua Carasco is a Project Controller with Kozar Engineering. Joshua began his career in project management and controls in 2016. Well versed in construction documentation including drawings and reports as well as project estimation and scheduling makes Joshua a valuable contribution to the Project Management team. Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Lakehead University and is active member of Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) bringing an understanding of cost management and scheduling processes to the team.

Contact Joshua

Direct: (807) 624-4095

Email: joshua.carasco@kozar.ca



Jenny Franklin
Office Manager

Jenny Franklin is the Office Manager for Kozar Engineering. Jenny began her career in 2007 and has worked in various sectors including engineering, natural resource management, and construction. Jenny fills the primary administrative role for the Kozar group.

Contact Jenny

Direct: (807) 624-4084

Email: jenny.franklin@kozar.ca

Civil / Structural


Mark Rustan, P.Eng.
Senior Structural Engineer

Mark Rustan is a Civil/Structural Engineer and began working in the consulting industry in 2004. More than over half this timeframe having focused on the design and analysis of civil/structural systems in the construction field.  Experience in both Engineering Design and Construction Services have made Mark an industry leader in structural design and reinforced concrete.

Mr. Rustan’s main focus on design services include structural steel and reinforced concrete for building design, equipment support/ installation, rehabilitation work for deteriorated structural members and/or increased load requirements. Heavy shoring design for various industries in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements such as roofs structures, lifting apparatus, personnel access platforms, including custom lifting devices and preparation of engineered lift plans.  Plate work for Tanks, Bins and chutes as well as steel and or timber design for commercial and industrial facilities are also Mark’s strengths.

Contact Mark

Direct: (807) 627-2022

Email: mark.rustan@kozar.ca


James Holliger, C.Tech
Senior Designer

James Holliger began his career as a structural designer in 1997 and joins the Kozar Engineering team as a Senior Structural Designer. Experienced in structural, architectural, electrical and mechanical design, James is well rounded to support our client’s needs. James’ work history is rich in KEI’s core client groups; mining, forestry, institutional and commercial.

Contact James

Direct: (807) 624-4094

Email: james.holliger@kozar.ca


Savanah Duguay

Savanah is a graduate of the Civil Engineering Technology program at Confederation College and is working towards a C.E.T designation with OACETT. She is experienced in design, field work and geotechnical quality assurance/control. Savanah has been a Structural/Civil Designer with Kozar Engineering since 2022.

Contact Savanah

Direct: (807) 624-4090

Email: savanah.duguay@kozar.ca


Brian Kamau, C.Tech

Brian is a registered C.Tech and graduated with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from Confederation College in 2020. Brian has experience inspecting MTO highway construction and is a proficient designer in the fields of structural, mechanical and civil drawings with Autocad.

Contact Brian

Direct: (807) 624-4096

Email: brian.kamau@kozar.ca



Frank Tian, P.Eng.
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Frank Tian began his engineering career as a Mechanical Engineer in 1998. He experiences range from light commercial to heavy industrial projects. His experience includes mechanical system feasibility studies and detail design, machine design, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), project cost estimate and quality control. Prior to consulting experience, Frank spent 3 years obtaining an advanced degree on fluid dynamics and thermodynamics. Frank has been focusing on the design and analysis of mechanical systems in industrial plants, mining and commercial buildings in recent years. His area of project involvement and expertise includes design of material handling systems, heat recovery and heat transfer systems, boiler and steam systems, water and slurry pumping and piping systems, industrial ventilation systems for industrial plant, U/G mine fuel delivery system, HVAC systems for commercial buildings, preparation of equipment specification and preparation of TSSA registration package.

Contact Frank

Direct: (807) 701-5421
Cell: (807) 777-0108

Email: frank.tian@kozar.ca


Doug Roberts
Project Manager/Technical Specialist

Doug Roberts has over 40 years of experience as a Mechanical Designer and Project Manager. His primary experience is in in the areas of heavy industry, including machine design, pulp and paper, mining and mineral processing.

Contact Doug

Direct: (807) 624-4093

Email: doug.roberts@kozar.ca


David Chisholm, P.Eng.
Mechanical Engineer

David began his career with Kozar Engineering as an Engineer in Training upon graduating from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and has since gained his license as a Professional Engineer. David is experienced in HVAC, pumping systems and fire protection and is skilled in the execution of engineering studies.

Contact David

Direct: (807) 624-4083

Email: david.chisholm@kozar.ca


Kristiina Mintenko, P.Eng.
Mechanical Engineer

Kristiina Mintenko began her Mechanical Engineering career in 2009 and has experience in the commercial, mining and industrial sectors. She is proficient in HVAC and plumbing design, site inspections, engineering studies, audits and contract administration. Kristiina holds both a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Contact Kristiina

Direct: (807) 624-4082

Email: Kristiina.mintenko@kozar.ca


Brianne Walford, E.I.T
Mechanical E.I.T.

Brianne is a graduate of Lakehead University’s Mechanical Engineering program and is currently working as an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.). Brianne is experienced in finite element analysis (FEA), thermodynamics, and energy conversion.

Contact Brianne

Direct: (807) 624-4088

Email: brianne.walford@kozar.ca


Scott Van Teeffelen, C.Tech
Technical Specialist

Scott W. Van Teeffelen began his career as a Mechanical Designer in 1991. He has technical specialty in industrial process piping layout and design primarily with steam, condensate and industrial boilers and boiler ancillaries. He has extensive experience in pulp and paper processes including digesting and chemical recovery. Mr. Van Teeffelen has extensive experience and expertise with piping system flexibility analysis, spring hanger design, piping support systems as well as steam turbine power generation process design and equipment balance. Mr. Van Teeffelen also has experience in underground mining dewatering and surface infrastructure, mechanical equipment layout design and detail as well as bulk material handling equipment including the layout of belt, screw, drag and pneumatic conveying systems, gravity chute systems, and dust control systems: design, layout and balancing. Mr. Van Teeffelen also has expertise in building HVAC design and system layout and a technical specialty in building hydronics, DWV and domestic plumbing systems. Healso has extensive experience in project estimation / coordination and construction inspection.

Contact Scott

Direct: (807) 624-4092

Email: scott.vanteeffelen@kozar.ca


Cody Huls

Cody Huls began his career with Kozar Engineering as a Mechanical Designer in 2016. He is experienced in the mining, pulp and paper, power generation and wastewater management industries. Cody has extensive field and design experience and has moved into a project management role. Cody works from our Red Lake office and is a main point of contact for our Red Lake clients.

Contact Cody

Direct: (807) 632-8456

Email: cody.huls@kozar.ca



Nina Kong

Nina holds a certificate in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and has been an Electrical Designer with Kozar Engineering since 2018. She is skilled in AutoCAD and proficient in electrical power distribution, schematics, wiring and layouts. She has advanced knowledge of lighting design software (DIALux) and the Canadian Electrical Technology Code, NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, IEEE and CSA.

Contact Nina

Direct: (807) 624-4087

Email: nina.kong@kozar.ca