Our Values & Who We Are
Vision, Values & Commitment
Our Vision & Values
and Where We’ve Come From
Make Our Customer's Life Easy
Be Honest & Transparent
Strive For Excellence In Everything We Do
Offer Products That We Believe In
Keep Learning & Challenging Ourselves
Deliver What We Say We Will
Discover the Driving Force
ALINA STEPANIANS, P. Eng
Co-founder & Technical Director
In a bustling city, a young girl named Alina discovered her passion for building and creating. Influenced by her father’s construction company, she developed a keen interest in engineering. Alina’s fascination grew as she observed her father’s meticulous blueprint crafting and witnessed structures taking shape on construction sites.
When her family moved to Canada, Alina embraced the challenge of a new environment and excelled in her education. She pursued Mechanical Engineering at the renowned University of Toronto, honing her problem-solving skills and earning accolades.
Alina’s career path led her to optimize manufacturing processes in the automotive industry and design life-changing medical equipment. Eventually, she joined Thordon Bearings, where she met Greg Auger, a fellow visionary. Their shared expertise and collaborative mindset propelled them to establish their own engineering company.
Alina and Greg’s venture became synonymous with excellence, innovation, and positive impact. Their journey was shaped by Alina’s childhood LEGO fascination, her father’s mentorship, and a relentless pursuit of knowledge.
GREG AUGER, P.Eng
Co-founder & Commercial Director
Greg’s engineering journey started with a deep passion for fixing things. He honed his skills by tinkering with various mechanical objects and pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During an internship at Stelco, he discovered his fascination with heavy industrial equipment and its potential for improvement. After graduating, Greg became a Test Engineer at an automotive supplier, specializing in destructive testing and failure analysis.
However, his desire for a new challenge led him to join Thordon Bearings, a leading Canadian manufacturer of self-lubricating bearings for Marine, Hydropower, and Industrial applications. In his roles at Thordon Bearings, Greg gained global exposure to cutting-edge mechanical technologies and traveled extensively.
In 2021, Greg co-founded Millstream Engineering with Alina, aiming to provide bearing and sealing expertise to customers in Ontario and Western Canada. Their experiences and knowledge shape the solutions they offer at Millstream Engineering.
Our Path of Experience
Where We’ve Come From
Early InspirationsInterest in waterpower, mechanical systems, and machinery of all sorts led the founders to both pursue a technical education, and eventual work as Mechanical Engineers.
Pursue Technical EducationA technical education provided the solid foundation to build upon.
Gain Some Life and Work ExperienceMoving in to the working world, the Millstream team gained valuable experience in different industries, varying technical and commercial roles, business experience, and the all-important life experience.
Take On Engineering ChallengesWorking on a wide range of technical assignments and projects has ensured that the Millstream team has the depth of experience and knowledge to approach and solve your mechanical equipment challenges with confidence.
Work Closely With CustomersThe experience of working closely with customers on projects in over 30 countries around the world, at all business levels has helped the Millstream team to learn to effectively communicate and collaborate with customers to clearly understand their needs and expectations for a successful outcome.
Learning From ExperienceApplying skills and knowledge through extensive involvement in hundreds of bearing and seal installations with customers in a wide range of market segments, the founders have gained invaluable experience with seals and bearings.
Bring It All Together - Millstream is Formed!The natural progression of this sequence of experience was to develop the vision, plan, and then launch Millstream Engineering. This next step brings everything together and offers customers a unique combination of practical experience, carefully chosen products, and the depth of technical knowledge to effectively solve mechanical equipment problems.