Engineering

Doug Munford

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Munford, Doug 1840843Title: SAP Technical Solution Architect

Company: Technical Momentum

Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Doug Munford is a professional with more than 22 years of experience. As a SAP technical solution architect for Technical Momentum, he is capable of delivering highly effective results in SAP infrastructure and integration, technical architecture, and cloud and virtualized platforms. His position entails negotiating and designing complex infrastructure builds for SAP with multiple parties. In addition, he works with existing systems on performance and scaling issues and benchmarks SAP operational excellence.

Mr. Munford has held this position with Technical Momentum for five years but comes from an interesting background of dual pre-sales and software marketing. This experience gives him a unique standing in the custom technology solutions industry. He has also developed software and worked in ERP. Working in ERP was his lead in to SAP, which is the field he has ultimately chosen to progress in. Mr. Munford also credits his education, a Bachelor of Technology in production engineering from Masey University, as a key to his success. Read the rest of this entry »

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Frederic Cote

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cote-frederic-2092920Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Cote-Jean and Associates

Location: Magog, QC, Canada

Recognized for his excellence in civil engineering, Frederic Cote was recently named a VIP Member of Worldwide Branding. As the Chief Executive Officer of Cote-Jean and Associates, his primary function is to oversee the operations of the structural and civil engineering services. These operations include strategic planning and developing new business. Mr. Cote lends his expertise to analyzing the finances, managing projects and ensuring compliance. Additionally, he plans, develops and implementing strategies for the firm. Furthermore, he directs the marketing for the firm and the work processes.

Mr. Cote has actively contributed to the field for 16 years. He attended Sherbrooke University and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Afterwards, he obtained a master’s degree in structural engineering from Laval University in 2002. He maintains membership with the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, and the Chamber de Commerce de Sherbrooke as governor. Read the rest of this entry »

Richard W. Jenkins

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Jenkins, Richard 853238Title: Sergeant First Class E-7, 25Z Visual Information Chief (Retired)

Company: U.S. Army

Location: Tonawanda, NY, United States

Richard Jenkins is a third generation U.S. Army serviceman, with a legacy dating back to the American Civil War and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In his own military career, he served in Vietnam between 1967 and 1968, and in Korea in 1980 and 1982. Additionally, he is a Cold War veteran, and has carried out his service in Germany, Korea and Panama. Prior to retiring, he reached the position of sergeant first class E-7 in the United States Army. As an expert in computers, he attained the role of visual information chief, where he was responsible for maintaining and operating the military television and radio for Armed Forces Radio and overseeing satellite communications.

With a career in the defense services dedicated to the protection of the United States for many years, Mr. Jenkins has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. These prestigious honors range from the Meritorious Service Medal, to the Commendation Medal and to the Achievement Medal. He has also received the Vietnam Service Medal with Three Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1970 Device, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and the Korean Defense Service Medal. In addition, he has earned the Cold War Certificate, the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross with Silver Device, the New York State Conspicuous Service Star with Silver Device, the German Army Bronze and Silver Shooting Awards and the German Army Reserve Silver Honor Pin. Read the rest of this entry »

H. Allan Kidd

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Title: Senior Consultant

Location: Vero Beach, FL, United States

Allan Kidd demonstrates proficiency in his career that spans more than four decades, and with 14 patents for engineered solutions. Throughout his career, Mr. Kidd has received patents for gas turbines, rotating equipment and energy processes. As a senior consultant, he provides his clients with impeccable evaluations of technology, due diligence and business development. He coaches new technology startups in improving business processes and automation, and in marketing, sales. Additionally, his knowledge of large rotating equipment and energy-related licensing are vital to the success of many of his clients. Read the rest of this entry »

Udo Helmut Renk

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Renk, Udo 2075935Title: President

Company: Renk Mining Consulting & Associates Inc.

Location: Grand Prairie, AB, Canada

As the president of a global mining consulting company, Udo Renk is an expert in large-scale coal mine development and extension projects. In addition, he contributes his four decades of experience to coal mining investments, operational mine management, mining engineering and mine safety systems. His expertise extends to mining due diligence and permits, and he also oversees licenses, design, engineering and mining technology. As the president of Renk Mining Consulting & Associates Inc., he works on building the company by overseeing human resources, sales, marketing, training and job development programs and motivational programs.

Throughout Mr. Renk’s career, he has prolifically worked as a mine manager, where he was responsible for reducing lost time injuries and the severity of lost time injuries by 93 percent. During this time, he also tripled production. He has been invited on numerous occasions to speak at technical presentations on mine safety and mining engineering. He has spoken at the AusIMM conference in Christchurch, the Underground Coal Mine Safety Research Collaboration in Edmonton, the CIM branch in Calgary and the MineExpo International in Las Vegas. He also maintains membership to the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Canadian Underground Coal Mine Safety Collaboration, the Coal Association of Canada and the German Association for Foreign Mining. Read the rest of this entry »

Torben Erikstrup

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Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Etanord ApS

Location: Kokkedal, Denmark

With nearly five decades of experience, Torben Erikstrup excels at working with clients, acting as technical consultant and overseeing strategy, business plans and new business development and operations. Possessing in-depth knowledge on logistics, planning, engineering and leadership, he applies these skills to the shipping industry. He started his company, Etanord ApS in 2000, and pulls upon his experience working in high-level positions at more than eight companies in the shipping industries. Read the rest of this entry »

Mark P. Milner

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Title: Vice President of Engineering

Company: Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences

Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

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Daniel Joaquin Santander

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Title: Project Director

Company: IEnova

Location: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

With 35 years of experience, Daniel Santander is an expert in the industry of energy and engineering. As a project director with energy infrastructure construction company IEnova for three years, Mr. Santander maintains responsibility for two plant projects. He also heads the process of receiving gas from the United States and connecting it to the Mexican network. His experience with C, EPC ad EPC-LSTK contracts, major international clients and engineering firms makes him a vital member. He provides insight on the company’s objectives, strategies and the redesign of the organization.  Read the rest of this entry »

Bruce Raath

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Raath, Bruce 2028224.jpgTitle: Owner

Company: B A Raath and Associates

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

With more than 45 years of experience, Bruce Raath is lending his skills accumulated over the years to consult, train and educate engineers and concrete practitioners on all things related to concrete construction. He sees his firm as a conduit for him to pass on a lifetime of experience, and help young engineers solve problems they may encounter on a site. His expertise is called upon to provide diagnoses of failed mechanisms and recommendations for repair, as well as testing concrete and assessing results. Mr. Raath advises builders on how to conform specifications so that structures built with concrete are built appropriately. Read the rest of this entry »

Roger O. Duke

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Duke, Roger 1694892Title: President

Company: Roger Duke Marine Consultancy Inc

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

Roger O. Duke has dedicated the past five decades of his life to strengthening his engineering knowledge and using that knowledge for the benefit of others. Today, he is recognized for his expertise in operational and mechanical functions, as well as his ability to troubleshoot problems. He currently serves as the president of Roger Duke Marine Consultancy Inc, which offers consulting in damage surveys, plant upgrades and contracts associated with the environment, as well as mechanical and industrial engineering, and oil and gas services. Read the rest of this entry »

Denis Roy

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Title: President

Company: RDG2 Technologies Inc.

Location: St.-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC, Canada

Denis Roy, president of RDG2 Technologies Inc., draws on more than 30 years of experience in systems and software engineering for the successful management of RDG2 Technologies Inc. He founded the company back in 2011, after previous experience at businesses such as CRIM, YORTAR Systems, Canadian Applied Software Engineering Centre and Paramax Electronics/Lockheed Martin. RDG2 Technologies, a research and development company, aims to contribute to the development and adoption of technologies for a better world. The company is dedicated to the integration, valorization and commercialization of various technologies. RDG2 also offers telecommunication and consulting services, which are regularly utilized by the National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Mr. Roy, an expert in program analysis and recovery, is responsible for developing strategies for the business. Read the rest of this entry »

Harry A. Redstone, P.Eng.

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Redstone, Harry 1938610Title: Engineer

Company: Independent Engineer

Location: Collingwood, ON, Canada

Harry A. Redstone, P.Eng., an independent engineer, offers consultancy, maintenance and technical services for clients in the mass transit industry. Drawing on more than 50 years of expertise in project management, Mr. Redstone specializes in overseeing the construction of dams, bridges, subways and mass-transit projects on both a national and international scale. He has been involved in projects all over the world, including North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. For the past eight years, Mr. Redstone has partnered with his wife, to whom he credits his success, to provide independent contracting. He attests that the most rewarding aspect of his career is guiding associates in the design and implementation of difficult projects, and seeing how those projects complement the surrounding area.

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Ralph Chadeesingh

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Title: Consultant, Process Engineering

Company: Petrofac Limited

Location: London, UK

Ralph Chadeesingh’s latest position augments his 24 years of experience in the engineering and energy business. Serving as a consultant and process engineering professional for Petrofac Limited, Dr. Chadeesingh lends his talents in technology selection and design to ensure the deliverance of energy procurement. For Petrofac Limited, Dr. Chadeesingh follows environmental specifications to design technologies such as off-shore platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

Joseph Mereb, Eng.

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Joseph Mereb 1572590Title: Project Director Energy

Company: DESSAU

Location: Quebec City, QC, Canada

A highly regarded professional specializing in electrical engineering and managing civil and mechanical engineering, Joseph Mereb has established a lucrative career in the engineering industry. He has served in various positions throughout his 40-year career and draws on his skills and industry knowledge to manage and lead projects at DEASSAU.

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Kathleen J. Coffey, P.Eng., PMP

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Kathleen Coffey 1762887Title: Managing Director

Company: Sentio Engineering

Location: Alberta, Canada

Kathleen J. Coffey, P.Eng., PMP gained an interest in engineering at a very early age. Ms. Coffey was interested in how things worked and was encouraged to explore her interests through the engineering field. Today, Ms. Coffey is an innovative problem-solver who has 27 years of professional experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Dean Ellis

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Title: Owner

Company: Daatek

Location: Australia

Dean Ellis started his career in the Australian Defence Force, which is a military organization that consists of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and a number of ‘tri-service’ units. The experience he gained during his 30 years of service inspired him to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors in engineering. Mr. Ellis established his company, Daatek, five years ago. The startup engineering company provides data illustration for the engineering industry. An expert in technical investigations, maintenance and management, he is responsible for providing leadership in the civilian industry through a professional attitude, and offering data illustration services for the engineering industry. Mr. Ellis is very proud of his career and takes great pride in his ability to provide a capability to and activity for the user. Working under a deadline with a dedicated team is among his fondest memories. He attributes his success to his determination and hard work. In the coming years, Mr. Ellis intends to continue seeking professional growth within his industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Herve Couture, PQS(F)

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Title: Director of Estimation Services

Company: WSP Group

Location: Quebec, Canada

Herve Couture, PQS(F) had aspirations to become an architect, but changed his studies because he realized he liked technology more. Mr. Couture has garnered more than 36 years of industry experience and currently serves as the director of estimation services for WSP Group, which is Canada’s premiere engineering firm. Recognized as an expert in his field, Mr. Couture is responsible for overseeing cost control for the construction and engineering group.

He takes great pride in his work and in his ability to effectively manage teams and work with diverse groups of people. A member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Mr. Couture earned a diploma from the College Michel Vignaud – Limours. His hard work and persistence has led him to his current path and he is extremely proud of the progress he has made in the professional arena. He looks to continue growing and expanding for years to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Sandro Domenicano, Eng.

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Title: Director of Operations

Location: Montreal, Canada

Sandro Domenicano is a highly accomplished engineer whose results driven mindset and more than 20 years of experience in construction for the commercial and industrial industries have led to his tremendous success. Mr. Domenicano is recognized for his ability to develop and expand existing and new companies, as well as his experience in decommissioning and shutting down existing plants and industries. A member of the Professional Order of Engineers of Quebec, he has had been awarded numerous career-changing opportunities over the past 20 years. He has worked with diverse groups of people and learned how to develop creative strategies and close negotiations. Mr. Domenicano takes great pride in his work and in looking out for his employees. He ensures that health and safety measures are in place and that the work environment is one people can thrive in. All of his qualities make him a well-respected leader in the field. Mr. Domenicano attributes all the success he has experienced to his hard work, as well as to making sacrifices in the beginning of his career, working with honesty, integrity, and treating everyone with respect. Read the rest of this entry »

Colin David Burger, Lead Engineer

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Colin BurgerTitle: Lead Gas Turbine Field Service Engineer, Technical Field Adviser

Company: WorldWide Gas Turbine Contractors Inc.

Location: Mission, Canada

Colin David Burger is the Lead Gas Turbine Field Service Engineer and Technical Field Adviser for WorldWide Gas Turbine Contractors Inc., a top turbine contractor which offers hands-on experience in the power industry/rotating equipment market specializing in gas turbines and has a great level of commitment to achieving the highest quality. Read the rest of this entry »