People

Dr. Wayne W. Tennesey, P. Eng.

President
Forensic Engineer and Metallurgist

Professional Credentials
Ph. D., University of Manitoba, Metallurgical Sciences Laboratory, 1982
M. Sc., Corrosion Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1972
B. Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1969

Professional Associations
Registered Professional Engineer, Province of Manitoba (APEGM), 1972
Certified Fire Investigator, Reg. No. 3342-306, 1990
Registered Professional Engineer, Province of Ontario, 1996
Registered Professional Engineer, Province of Alberta, 2005
Registered Professional Engineer, Province of Saskatchewan, 2006

Member National Association of Corrosion Engineers, NACE
Member Steels Structures Painting Counsel, SSPC

Dr. Wayne W. Tennesey has practiced as a metallurgical and mechanical engineer as well as a corrosion engineer over 39 years. For 20 years, Dr. Tennesey has been President of Testlabs International Ltd. He routinely performs metallurgical fracture/failure analysis, corrosion engineering, forensic engineering, accident and fire investigations, materials testing and sophisticated fatigue and heat treating design for insurance, legal and industrial clients. He has published and presented papers in the areas of failure analysis of metals and coatings, fracture mechanics, corrosion of stainless steel and orthopedic surgical implants, and coating failures.

Carly Van Ryssel

Administrative Assistant & Forensic Photographer

Professional Credentials
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from University of Winnipeg, 2013

Carly joined Testlabs International Ltd. in November, 2014. Recently graduated from the University of Winnipeg, Carly was seeking an administrative role where she could utilize her organizational, intellectual and artistic skills to benefit a company. Her ability to adapt to new situations, work under tight deadlines as well as her eagerness to learn makes her a great asset in the administrative role within Testlabs International Ltd.

Hamid Abedi, MSc

Forensic Engineer and Metallurgist

Professional Credentials
M. Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Rajaee Teacher Training University of Tehran, 2017

B. Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Azad University Central Tehran Branch, 2013

Professional Associations
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Hamid is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Manitoba, studying the weldability and corrosion resistance of superalloys. He joined Testlabs International Ltd in 2020 and has worked on several projects including metallurgical fracture examination, failure analysis, corrosion engineering, fire investigations, pipeline inspection, analytical simulation, and materials testing. He has presented and published multiple papers in the areas of mechanical and materials engineering. Hamid’s background in mechanical and metallurgical engineering coupled with his challenge-seeking personality provided him with the skills and experience to find solutions for a variety of mechanical, material, and forensic issues.