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Our Team

Bill Kuchma

As a master electrician with Ontario licensing 309A, Bill possesses more than 25 years of experience in the electrical industry. He worked in the commercial and industrial wiring sectors for over a decade, and after 3 years as a subcontractor for Schneider Electric Canada, he was promoted to the role of Project Supervisor to which he dedicated 15 years of his career. Bills valuable knowledge, and proficiencies in a variety of electrical products and electrical services areas, make him an ideal fit for 3L2R:

  • Specializes in high voltage and power distribution equipment
  • Able to design custom solutions for distribution equipment upgrades
  • Can successfully retrofit electrical equipment from small breakers to entire electrical substations
  • Experienced with custom transfer systems and upgrades
  • Has engineered and installed power monitoring systems
  • Skilled with capacitor functions, repair, and maintenance
  • Proficient in custom bussing
  • Experienced in disaster recovery and repairs
  • Skilled in providing custom electrical fabrication for unique client applications

During his time with 3L2R, Bill has been involved in some of our most challenging electrical projects, including:

Gerdau Ameristeel (Cambridge, Ontario)

Maintenance and testing of 230kV substation, 15kV transformers, and all their 600V distribution equipment. Numerous upgrades and replacement of transformers, switchgear, air circuit breakers and high voltage equipment.

Sunlife Data Centre (Waterloo, Ontario)

High voltage upgrade, maintenance and testing of all 15kV distribution equipment, transformers and their 600V distribution. Numerous upgrades and replacement of switchgear, buss ducts, air circuit breakers, motor control centres and power monitoring devices.

St Mary's Hospital & Grand River Hospital (Kitchener, Ontario)

High voltage and low voltage distribution equipment upgrades and retrofits of existing equipment. Maintenance and testing of all 15kV equipment, transformers and 600v distribution.

Mike Raposo

With more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing, 10 of which were spent in the electrical products and electrical services sector, Mike's electrical industry expertise is in medium to high voltage electrical systems, obsolete equipment and electrical apparatuses. Throughout his career he has worked in close collaboration with electrical engineers, electricians, technicians, designers, and OEMs.

Mike is proficient in developing business plans and sales strategies, from analysing operational records and reports, to project sales, to electrical product rentals and leasing, and determining profitability. He also possesses extensive experience in electrical supplier and customer relationship management, and presents a strong understanding of customer and market requirements within the electrical industry. Mike proudly holds a degree in Enterprise Development with a minor in International Business from Ryerson University.

John Van Kooy

John provides transformer services to utility, industrial, and related business markets. With over 30 years of experience in the transformer industry, John specializes in both "new" and "mature" transformer needs. When purchasing new transformers or engaging in transformer repair, he inspects, test witnesses, conducts shipping inspections, and provides transformer maintenance recommendations. For existing electrical equipment, John is able to assess transformer health by reviewing field test data such as dissolved gas in oil, standard oil tests, insulation resistance, dissipation/power factor data, furan analysis and degree of polymerization results.

For sick or failed transformers, John is able to provide independent third party transformer expertise to assist in the often difficult repair/scrap/buy new/buy used transformer decision. He also performs transformer failure investigations on site anywhere in the world. John offers transformer training seminars, providing a wealth of information in the areas of general transformer knowledge and specific information on transformer maintenance. John has been employed at ABB (Guelph, Ontario), Westinghouse Canada Inc. (Burlington and Hamilton, Ontario), and Ontario Hydro (Toronto, Ontario). At each of these organizations John held positions in small and large power engineering, transformer and electrical design placements, with managerial and marketing roles throughout his career.

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