About Us

Enefen is an engineering consulting company that specializes in ensuring that all gas fired appliances meet the code requirements. Our engineers and inspectors have extensive experience in combustion engineering, fabrication, operation, commissioning, and standards. Through our efforts, we have influenced the development of industry standards in the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry.

What started as a small consulting business with two engineers grew to what we are today. We started as an energy efficiency consulting company servicing industrial gas-fired appliances, and saw the need for increased regulation and inspection to improve safety, reliability, fuel usage and emissions. We bring an integrated approach to approvals to also give our clients valuable feedback to reduce operation and maintenance costs and harmful emissions. Enefen has been instrumental in leading regulatory bodies forward to benefit the health, safety and welfare of workers and the public, and we continue to be involved in the development of gas codes and local regulations to make sure Canada stays at the leading edge of safety.

Through complete and thorough Assessments, Designs, and Field Approvals, our ultimate goal is to keep our communities safe. Our commitment to Quality is imperative and we do not take shortcuts when it comes to approval of gas-fired appliances.

-Jozef Jachniak and the Enefen Team

Our mission and passion

Enefen is committed to and passionate about safety, compliance, high efficiency and low environmental impact of industrial and commercial energy systems. Our mission is to provide complete and high quality field inspections, assessments, and designs to bring you peace of mind combined with environmental and financial gains.

The Team

Jozef Jachniak, P.Eng.

President, Chief Field Inspector

Jozef has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas, pulp and paper, forest, mining, chemical, wastewater, and food processing industries and has worked on more than 5000 combustion-related projects ranging from 0.25 MM Btuh to 600 MM Btuh. He is co-author of combustion related patents, conference papers and articles for Oilweek, PEG, American Gas Association, Green House Gas Solutions, Chemical Engineering and Innovation magazines. Co-recipient of Natural Resources Canada ‘Canada’s Energy Efficiency Award 2003.’ Member of CSA B149.1, B149.3 and B49.6 Technical Committees, Interprovincial Gas Advisory Council (IGAC) Committees, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers UGFEAR Committee.

Travis Todd


Alberta / BC Field Inspector

Certified Plumber and Gas Fitter with more than 15 years in the oil industry in Alberta. Most recently involved in designing and installing code compliant oilfield valve trains, as well as working with owners to optimize gas-fired burner combustion. Enjoys mentoring on gas installation codes and safe work procedures.

Rodger Talstra, P.Eng.

Business Development Manager
More than 23 years experience with the engineering, design and implementation of various projects in the oil and gas, renewble energy, power generation, wastewater, pulp and paper, forest, mining chemical and parmaceutical industries. Worked on numerous combustion-related projects ranging from 0.25 MM BTU/hr to 600 MM Btuh. Co-author with Jozef Jachniak of a combustion related energy efficiency design guide for the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada.

Jessica Lackey, EIT

Operations Manager

Prepares engineering documentation, such as P&ID, BOM, Electrical drawings for inspection. Provides engineering technical and client support after inspection for code compliance on proof of corrective (POC) actions submitted by client. Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Lakehead University. Previously worked for Tetratech Mining and Oil & Gas Division performing calculations and analysis on various fluids and gases, as well as, sizing analysis on piping, PSV’s and control valves.

Hiltz Tanner, P.Eng.

Technical Manager
Provides engineering support on projects and reviews drawings and documentation for code compliance. Researches regulations, codes, and standards and develops training materials. Manages complex projects to ensure effective implementation and communication with clients. B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Background in renewable energy power system design (solar, wind, microhydro), CSA standards and codes, and project management.

Youlan Li, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Project Analyst Level II
Over 7 years of design and engineering experience in instrumentation and control systems, and working experience in oil & gas industry and EPCM environment. M. Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and B. Eng. degree in Measurement Technology and Instrumentation of Industrial Automation, proficient in SmartPlant Instrumentation (SPI/INTools).

Christopher Pascua, B.Sc.

Project Analyst Level II
Partners with inspectors to perform inspections. Provides engineering support through the auditing of reports. Manila Central University, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Formerly worked in the Business Process Outsourcing industry as a Data Analyst for Accenture in the Philippines.

Randy Mui


Project Analyst Level I
Partners with inspectors to perform inspections. Provides engineering support through the auditing of reports. Previously worked in medical and computer fields providing technical support and customer service.

Philip Fraczkowski, B.Sc.

IT Specialist / Database Programmer
Member of the Information Technology (IT) team working to develop systems for internal tracking network as well as client interface. Experienced in developing business database applications, communication devices and teaching on use of technical applications. Previously worked for TSSA and Brock University in Ontario. Bachelor of Science with major in Computer Science Degree from Brock University in Ontario.

Susan Bremkamp

Marketing, Sales and Administration Manager
Manager of Marketing & Sales, and Administration. Previously Ad Agency Account Executive and Business Manager with clients in the transportation, high tech, and banking industries. Experience includes managing high ranking and high volume national retail stores; training department heads in management, remodeling stores, and opening retail stores in new markets.

Marg Hunter


Project Support / Data Integrity
Assists in the starting of new projects for our clients, invoices projects, and confirms data integrity upon completion of projects. Previous experience includes more than 15 years in the oil industry with Toromont Energy Services and Transcanada Pipelines. Most recently in the Quality Assurance Department at Red Deer Regional Airport.