Meet the Team

Executive Management Team

Martin Petrak

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.

Dale Kellington

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

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

Meaghan Coates

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.

Brett Molchan

Brett Molchan

Biomedical Engineering Technologist

Brett has experience working in the medical, industrial, and automotive industries. His keen eye for detail ensures accuracy while using our precision measurement equipment. His responsibility in equipment operation and designing test fixtures is an integral part of ensuring your tests are a success!

Tia Headworth

Tia Headworth

Biomedical Engineering Student

At OIC, Tia assists with hands-on maintenance and analysis for the tribology lab as well as processing and cataloging for the implant retrieval program. She is gaining work experience through a co-op term while pursing a degree in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Clinical & Biomedical Research Group

Trevor Gascoyne

Trevor Gascoyne, M.Sc., P.Eng

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

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).

Sara Parashin

Sara Parashin, M.Sc., EIT

Biomedical Engineer

Sara’s medical industry experience has centered on surgical tool design and clinical research. Her master’s degree was focused on material analysis and testing of 3D-printed metals for medical applications. Sara focuses her time on joint replacement studies to improve product development and patient health.

Support Team

Thomas Turgeon, MD, 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.

Collin Burnell, MD, 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.

Eric Bohm, MD, 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.

David Hedden, MD, 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.