MAC Engineering – Who we are


Who we are // Our personnel are qualified, experienced, and motivated


MAC Engineering Inc. and MAC Automation Inc. are engineering solutions providers specializing in hi-technology and capital-intensive industries such. as oil and gas, manufacturing, petrochemical, waste water, and food processing.

MAC Engineering Inc., founded in April 2006, has a permit to practice with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and employs Professional Engineers with engineering stamps for the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. We are also certified with ISNetworld, which connects companies with safe, reliable vendors worldwide.

MAC Automation Inc., located in The Woodlands, Texas, was created in March 2014 to extend our expertise into the United States.


The Team

Our focus is on creating long-term relationships with our clients. We want your experience with us to be positive and user friendly.At MAC we pride ourselves on working as a team, approaching each project with a cohesive and integrated approach. Our energetic and diverse teams come from a wide variety of backgrounds in many different industries.

The owners, partners, management and support teams of MAC Engineering are comprised of full-time employees with junior to senior level experience and a broad range of industry and technical experience. The following is an introduction to MAC Engineering's Management Team - one part of the overall team that makes MAC Engineering who and what we are.

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    • Mark Ross, B.Sc. - President

      Mark has 20+ years of experience in a wide range of Oil & Gas applications including gas compression / dehydration facilities, gas pipelines, steam generator / boiler control, SAGD, and mining facilities. His background and capabilities include first line interfacing with clients in the scoping, implementation, commissioning and startup up of various automation systems.

    • Allan Wong, P.Eng. - V.P. Engineering

      Allan has been a Professional Engineer practicing in Alberta since 1994. He has extensive experience in the instrumentation, controls, and electrical industry. Allan is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA and has considerable expertise in the design of automation and electrical systems for various industries including oil and gas production, utilities, and manufacturing. Allan has managed large multi-disciplined teams in both the design and production environments utilizing his ability to work closely with clients to technically scope, design, and implement systems.

    • Chris Rahbek-Nielsen, P.Eng., P.E. - V.P. Operations

      Chris has been a Professional Engineer practicing in Alberta since 1995 in the automation and controls industry. He has over 22 years of experience in the design, implementation and support of industrial control systems. Chris has managed several automation projects of various sizes and complexity in his career. His industry experience includes many major oil and gas companies as well as various manufacturing and food processing companies.

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    • Steven Heffernan, P.Eng. - President

      Steven is a Professional Engineer with over 13 years of experience in the Power Generation and Oil & Gas industries on all phases of engineering projects - from design, construction, commissioning and operation. Steven has provided his technical services on behalf of MAC on numerous key projects in Canada and the United States. Since April 2014, he served as the Senior Automation Engineer and President of our US operations.

Aaron Freedman, P.Eng - Operations Manager

Aaron is a Professional Engineer as well as an Automation Engineering-Technologist with experience working in the Automation and Controls industry since 2008. With international experience extending as far as the Middle East to across North America, he has established a geographical footprint in the Automation world. He has experience working in Nuclear, Manufacturing, Power Distribution and Oil & Gas.

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