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 »
Title: Former Chief Executive Officer
Company: Mota-Engil Africa
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Gilberto Rodrigues has more than 23 years of experience in civil engineering. During this career, he has grown the business on the continent of Africa for Mota-Engil from $300 million to $1.5 billion Euros. As the former CEO of Mota-Engil, Mr. Rodrigues was responsible for being in charge of the African market. In this position, he paid close attention to how markets performed and on how to handle the commercial side of the business. He has overseen finances and top operations while setting policies. At the present, Mr. Rodrigues is pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors in Africa.
Mr. Rodrigues attributes his success to his hard work and natural ability. He is a firm believer in setting goals and relying on his team for support. To prepare for a career in his line of work, he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto in Portugal. This degree has served him well and has helped him serve his various roles within the industry, including all of his positions with Mota-Engil. Mr. Rodrigues started out as an onsite engineer after graduating and worked up to site manager and project manager. In 2001, he was to Africa, where he became a country manager, then a regional director and finally the CEO of the continent. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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 »