Title: Director of Operations
Company: ApolloCorp Inc.
Location: Toronto, ON
As the director of operations at ApolloCorp Inc., David Grubor specializes in numerous areas related to construction, including manufacturing, logistics, procurement, engineering, maintenance, product development and business development. He has also gained considerable experience managing greenfield construction projects for facilities up to 500,000 square feet in size. Additionally, he has led initiatives to relocate, consolidate and decommission facilities.
Company: Sales Force
Location: Paris, France
Alexandre Losson joined the Sales Force team just over a year ago, and serves as a trusted partner and senior director, focusing on EMEA and financial services. He has more than 20 years of experience in the management consulting and systems integration field. This experience aids in building the sales performance, business development, program management and digital transformation for the company. His duties include working with the other partners and senior staff while also running the financial services facets. Mr. Losson ensures clients needs are met. In his role, he defines offer, strategy and go-to-markets. Read the rest of this entry »
Richard W. Jenkins
Title: 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 »
Mark P. Milner
Title: Vice President of Engineering
Company: Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Daniel Joaquin Santander
Title: Project Director
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 »
Arend van Buuren, M.Sc., MBA, EPP
Company: Challenge Consulting
Location: Soest, Netherlands
Arend van Buuren turned more than three decades of experience in management development and business balance into Challenge Consulting, a successful company that offers international technical and information technology services. As the owner of the company, Mr. van Buuren restructures assignments for runaway programs and oversees business alignment and intelligence, as well as process and risk management and information technology outsourcing. He considers the highlight of his career to be the successful completion of the Transition and Transformation Program for Datwyler in Switzerland. Mr. van Buuren credits his success to his ability to create successful teams and his sense of humor. In five years, he intends to continue on the same road and write on dialogue for pension funds. Read the rest of this entry »
Harry A. Redstone, P.Eng.
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: 1) MD, Chief Executive Officer 2) Worldwide Sales Director 3) Equal Partner
Company: 1) The Bar Necessities (Worldwide) Ltd 2) Tydan Specialty Blades Inc. 3) Steri_X/International
Location: Manchester, UK
As a high-ranking professional of three companies, Mr. Sinkinson credits his parents Kay and Derek as “two of the best parent’s to ever walk this Earth.” He also credits his brothers Wayne and Lee, his sister Joanne and all his children, grandchildren, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and respective partners, and his second mother, Christine McBride. He has many fond memories of his childhood, including being rushed to get 16 stitches as a result of a classmate who accidentally hit him in the head during a game of brick toss, in the absence of balls and ropes that had been put away after hours by the schoolyard. Because of his injury, he missed a swimming event for his school’s Gala, but the school offered him two tickets to sit on the sidelines at the Gala. Although the boy who hit him originally hid in fear afterward, he visited the boy’s home to offer him the second ticket and they attended together. His parents were hardworking and honest, and had everything but money, and helped him through many childhood diseases. As a person who truly loves himself, two songs that describe his life are ‘When a Child is Born’ by Johnny Mathis and “The Greatest Love of All” by George Benson. He took up golf at the age of 29 and joined a local club, Blackley, where he won several competitions, including the clubs most prestigious “Captains” in his first year. He sees himself as “the chosen one” who achieves what he sets out to do and always raises the bar. Read the rest of this entry »
Kathleen J. Coffey, P.Eng., PMP
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 »
Wilson Hau, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P
Title: Director, Enterprise Architect
Company: Canadian Pacific Railway
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
From 2011 to 2013, Wilson Hau worked for AltaLink as manager of enterprise business applications, responsible for the holistic application supports and projects for all AltaLink’s enterprise applications including SAP, MS-Sharepoint, ESRI (GIS), and Bentley (Engineering Design). Read the rest of this entry »
Title: Project Management Specialist
Location: Varennes, QC, Canada
Inspired by her father and desiring to utilize her expertise in science and mathematics, and educational background, Johanna Dufresne entered the engineering field. She has garnered 22 years of experience and has spent the last six years serving as a project management specialist at Hydro-Québec, an electricity generator, transmitter and distributor.
Ms. Dufresne handles a myriad of responsibilities in her current role. She manages a portfolio of 20 to 40 projects, including project management, risk management, procurement management and financial control, handles administration of all contracts, drafts recommendations to senior management for obtaining budgets, oversees engineering projects and research and development projects, and defines and writes technical specifications. Read the rest of this entry »
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: IES Consulting & Turnkey Services (PTY) Ltd.
Location: Rustenburg, South Africa
Noticing a need for professional security specialists to deliver project solutions based on best engineering practices in the security industry, Casper Venter made the decision to pursue a career in the field. He has established a lucrative career in the industry, and currently serves as the owner and CEO of IES Consulting & Turnkey Services (PTY) Ltd. The company specializes in security systems for various international companies.
“I believe that through hard work, integrity, quality and commitment, IES has established itself as a specialist company in the security industry, providing a service unparalleled to any other company in South Africa,” stated Mr. Venter. “By bringing together people with more than 200 years of combined knowledge, we have established ourselves as a force to be reckoned with in the field of integrated electronic security solutions.”
Mr. Venter assumed his current position eight years ago and has garnered a reputation as a strong and fair leader. He excels at consulting and delivering turnkey project solutions for clients in the areas of security, design, engineering, and project management. As CEO, he is responsible for overseeing the management of the company, as well as the focus on security and consulting for clients in the mining sector. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: B&W Conversion Services
Location: Lexington, KY, United States
After serving in the United States military in the Vietnam War, George Edwards Dials began working in the energy industry. He worked for a coal company, which exposed him to the facets of the field, and was recruited by other companies soon thereafter. Mr. Dials joined B&W in February 2006 and served as the president and CEO of its Y-12 LLC program and as the executive vice president of the technical services group before assuming his current position in January 2011. A strong leader and manager, Mr. Dials is responsible for building strategic plans, handling the budget, maintaining operations, and running two manufacturing facilities. He is also tasked with the final testing, startup, and steadily increasing conversion operations of a first-of-a-kind nuclear material processing facilities in the United States designed to convert depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) to a stable uranium oxide product for ultimate disposal and hydrofluoric acid for sale under contract to an established commercial customer.
Mr. Dials’s career in nuclear waste management, energy and national security spans four decades. A results-driven professional, Mr. Dials worked the for U.S. Department of Energy, ICF Kaiser International, Inc., Waste Control Specialist LLC, and Louisiana Energy Services, as well as other reputable companies before joining B&W’s team. Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Dials has led numerous projects in the area of waste management, and has been noted for turning around complex problems and leading organizations to better performances. For his exceptional work, he earned the Wendell D. Weart Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Waste Management Symposium in 2012, which is the top honor in the field of nuclear waste management. He was also honored with the U.S. Department of Energy Exceptional Service Medal, and Distinguished Public Service Award from the state of New Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »