Our People

The Executive Management Team

Martin Petrak, M.Sc., P.Eng.

President, CEO
As the President and CEO of the OIC, and its non-medical division OIC Precision Labs, Martin is focused on leading research and development initiatives that include 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Martin also leads his team towards future partnerships with multi-national corporations to create new technological advancements in Manitoba and Canada.

Dr. Thomas Turgeon, B.Sc., MPH, FRCSC

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Thomas Turgeon is the current Chief Medical Officer of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre, and is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Concordia Joint Replacement Group. He advises our team on matters of public health, and how these matters relate to our ongoing services and research.

Dale Kellington, B.Sc.

VP Business Development
Dale brings a solid knowledge base and customer service-oriented approach to both packaging and selling technical service offerings. His background in quality management and reference grade calibrations drives him to be detail oriented while keeping track of the big picture.

Andrea Perrin

Executive Assistant
As an executive assistant to the President, Andrea is the first face you will see at the OIC. Her professionalism and dedication to her work is evident in her abilities to coordinate and organize events, while performing administrative tasks for daily business operations. She is responsible for making sure your questions are directed to the right people: our team of experts!

Biomedical Engineering & Services Group

Leah Guenther, M.Sc., EIT

Manager of Biomedical Engineering Services
Leah’s experience in the agricultural/environmental, and biomedical engineering industries allows her to adapt to many challenging situations. She is responsible for getting your project out on time and on budget. She is known for high quality work, consistent delivery, and efficient performance.

Meaghan Coates, B.Sc., EIT

Biomedical Engineer
Meaghan’s past experience in prosthetic design has given her a breadth of knowledge in kinematics and wear testing. Always looking at the larger picture, she keeps the end user in mind while focusing on minor details. Through managing diverse projects she is knowledgeable on a myriad of standards and stays up to date on industry protocol. Meaghan works to ensure your projects are managed efficiently with quality service delivered.

Lawrence Cruz, CET

Engineering Technologist
Lawrence‘s past experience in the HVAC industry gave him the opportunity to find work-around solutions to the most difficult problems. He is the go-to handyman who works behind the scenes to make sure your project runs smoothly. He enjoys learning about the latest, greatest technologies, and is always looking for ways to improve current processes.

Matthew Gale, CET

Engineering Technologist
As a former tool designer in the aerospace sector, Matt’s expertise in CAD modeling enables him to seamlessly transition from industry to industry. He also has an extensive background in metrology, and actively uses his skills to provide the most accurate and precise measurements for a wide variety of parts and devices.

Clinical & Biomedical Research Group

Trevor Gascoyne, M.Sc., EIT

Manager of Clinical Engineering and Research
Trevor’s background in biomedical engineering research allows him to design and implement high quality experiments to suit your needs. He is responsible for ensuring your project is completed systematically and efficiently in accordance with the most up-to-date standards and expert knowledge.

Trevor also serves as the Canadian Chair of the ISO Implants for Surgery - Bone and joint replacements subcommittee.

Sarah Tran, CCRP

Research Coordinator
Sarah joined the OIC in 2010. She is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA), and is responsible for conducting clinical trials using good clinical practice (GCP). She ensures trials are conducted ethically, as defined by the Declaration of Helsinki, as well as by the International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines (ICH).

Shannon Barker, CCRP

Research Coordinator
Shannon joined the group in 2004 as a Research Assistant. She is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA). Shannon is responsible for conducting clinical trials using good clinical practice (GCP). She ensures trials are conducted ethically, as defined by the Declaration of Helsinki, as well as by the International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines (ICH).

Support Team

Dr. Thomas Turgeon, B.Sc., MPH, FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Thomas Turgeon is the current President of the Concordia Foundation, and is a Director of the OIC Board of Governors. He attained a Fellowship in Arthritis and Reconstructive Surgery affiliated with the University of California San Diego.

Dr. Collin Burnell, B.Sc., FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Burnell completed a Bachelor of Science and his medical training at University of Manitoba. He then completed his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Manitoba 2002, attained a Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee reconstruction at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Eric Bohm, B.Eng., M.Sc., FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Bohm completed his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Saskatchewan and in 2001, attained a Fellowship in primary and revision arthroplasty at Dalhousie University. In 2002, Dr. Bohm completed a MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University.

Dr. David Hedden, B.Sc., FRCSC

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Hedden completed his Internship at Addington Hospital, Natal University Medical School, South Africa Rotations. He then completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Manitoba 1997, attained a Clinical Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Trauma at the University of Toronto.