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Antonio Oliveira

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Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

Company: O&C Services, Inc.

Location: Sunnyvale, TX, United States

Antonio Oliveira displays professional prowess as the president and CEO of O&C Services, Inc., a search service and maintenance firm that provides assembly and construction services for the ceramic industry. Utilizing his expert ability in project management, Mr. Oliveira steers his company to expansion. He oversees 10 employees in the United States and an additional 200 in Portugal. He is putting the final touches on the headquarters in Dallas while maintaining an office in Tennessee. Additionally, he hires employees in the U.S., helps the general manager with final approval in Portugal, conducts business, and oversees budgets, sales and customer service.

Preparing for a career in business, Mr. Oliveira first earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra. He continued at the University of Portsmouth to earn a master’s degree in manufacturing. In order to stay connected with the best and most efficient business practices, Mr. Oliveira received OSHA Hazard Recognition Training, safety training for operators of rough terrain forklifts and is a licensed notary. He has used these certifications and throughout his 13 years in the business.

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Sean Ford

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Ford, Sean 2088883Title: Managing Partner

Company: Dancor Construction Limited

Location: Brampton, ON, Canada

Sean Ford is the Owner and Managing Partner of Dancor Construction Limited, a construction and project management consulting firm. He opened the doors to the company more than 12 years ago with the intention of specializing in the design and build of industrial, commercial/retail and residential uses. In his position, Mr. Ford develops the properties, builds projects and manages the overall operations. Additionally, he takes an active role in strategically planning and financially forecasting. Mr. Ford lends his expertise to his staff, as he coaches, trains and sets compliant standards for his company. With a goal of creating a product that exceeds the expectations of his clients, he focuses on progressing team performance, overseeing product selection, creating, and targeting design.   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 »

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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Craig A. Hrkal

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Hrkal, Craig 507981Company: HN Holdings LLC

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Zimmerman, MN United States

For nearly three decades, Mr. Hrkal has honed his skill set in the concrete industry. Over the course of the past two years, in his role as CEO, he has worked diligently on behalf of HN Holdings, which produces and distributes cellular concrete, lightweight aggregate applications, and lightweight concrete and construction materials, including concrete chemicals. He loves being able to evaluate and determine “next-level” products and services for the industry. The holding company, a certified cellular concrete applicator, owns and operates Cellular Concrete Inc., Lightweight Distributing Co. Inc., Hwy Safety Zone LLC, and the newest addition, Concrete Chemicals Inc. Cellular. Through hard work, industry knowledge, and financial discipline, he became partner in two different companies, and subsequently purchased both in 2007, which has been the highlight of his professional life thus far.

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Peter G. King

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Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: PGK Management LTD.

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Peter G. King is a highly regarded project management specialist with 20 years of professional experience to his name. He currently operates his own management consultancy that provides project supervision, procurement for construction and maintenance services, and it services clients in the energy, chemicals, petrochemicals, power, mining and forestry industries in Canada.  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 »