Let our experts assist your team
The team at Northern Engineering has a customer-driven, service-first approach to running the business. Our skilled staff is available 24/7 to meet our customers’ toughest repair challenges.
We understand that minimizing our customers’ downtime is key to improving their bottom line.
Northern’s highly skilled and experienced team does things right the first time.
Barry Buckman – General Manager
Barry has been with the Capstan family of companies since 2015. In his role as General Manager he is involved with customers, processes, and day-to-day operations.
Barry has ten years of leadership experience in industrial maintenance at a large trans-loading facility that moved product from rail to Great Lakes bulk carriers. In addition, he has 15 years of leadership experience working in construction and with construction equipment.
Mike Ossanna – Lead Person
Mike has been with Northern Engineering since 1988. He has experience working with most of the vessels that navigate the Great Lakes.
Mike leverages his practical experience and technical training to help customers solve complex engineering challenges daily.
Senior Engineer, Northern Engineering
Environmental Resources Manager, Fraser Industries
Sean Smith - Senior Engineer, Northern Engineering | Environmental Resources Manager, Fraser Industries
Sean has been with Northern Engineering since 2014. In his role as Process and Technical Specialist, Sean is heavily involved with project management, process improvement and capital spending.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Duluth.
Sales Manager, Industrial Customers
Jim Petruga - Sales Manager, Industrial Customers
Jim Petruga has been with Northern Engineering and Fraser Shipyards since 2015. Mr. Petruga earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from St. Cloud State University.
With 30+ years of experience in industrial process management, purchasing, sales, distribution and logistics, Northern Engineering’s customers benefit from Mr. Petruga’s expertise.
He is passionate about helping people find a better solution to their outsourced repair and fabrication needs.
Bruce Brown – Lead Person
Bruce Brown joined the Northern Engineering team in 2002.
Mr. Brown’s mechanical expertise and project management skills are invaluable for a variety of jobs performed in dry-dock, on the vessel, or in Northern’s well-equipped shop.
Justin Rosenlund – Lead Person
Justin Rosenlund joined Northern Engineering in 2008. Mr. Rosenlund earned a degree from Central Lakes College in the Machine Trades.
Justin’s expertise in machining, mechanical repair, project management and vibration analysis is appreciated by Northern’s customers.
Scott Hoyt – Lead Person
Scott has been with Northern Engineering since 2013. He has Technical Diplomas in both Industrial Maintenance and Diesel Mechanics.
Scott’s education combined with over 25 years of experience serve him well when running projects in the shop and on-site at customer locations.