As President & CEO, Martin plans and directs the operations of the Associated Engineering group of companies. Prior to taking on this role, Martin held roles of increasing responsibility including Project Manager, Manager of the Resource Infrastructure Group in BC, and, most recently, Vice President & General Manager of our BC/Northern operation.
Martin is a Civil Engineer with more than 30 years of strategic advisory experience, specializing in project management, inspection, design, rehabilitation, and construction of bridges for the municipal and industrial sectors. He has participated on the design and construction of bridges across Canada and overseas, including projects in Central America, Cuba, Indonesia, and Russia. Martin has participated in traditional and alternative delivery projects, and has a particular interest in design-build projects.
Martin has volunteered on technical, professional and industry organizations, including the ACEC-BC, Master Municipal Construction Documents BC, and the BCIT Civil Technology Program Advisory Committee.
Lance is Chief Operating Officer for the Associated Engineering group of companies, responsible for operations, including service delivery, production, human resources, and information systems and technology.
A Chartered Professional Accountant, Lance has over 30 years of experience, including accounting, auditing, and financial analysis. He has been with Associated Engineering since 1993, holding roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to taking on his current role, Lance held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance.
David joined Associated Engineering as Chief Financial Officer in 2016. In this position, he is responsible for the accounting and financial management for the Associated Engineering group of companies.
David has 12 years of experience in finance, tax, audit and assurance, and financial and management accounting. His experience also encompasses acquisitions, internal process development, governance, and tax planning. Along with his Chartered Professional Accountant designation, David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Alberta.
Prior to joining Associated Engineering, David held a Corporate Controller role with K-Bro Linen Systems, and he also worked in the audit and tax practices at KPMG Canada.
As Vice President, Business Development, Lianna is responsible for business development, marketing, and communications for the Associated Engineering group of companies. Prior to taking on her current role, she was Manager, Engineering Development for the company’s BC operation.
Lianna is an Environmental Engineer with more than 30 years of strategic advisory experience. As a design engineer and project manager, Lianna specialized in the planning, assessment, design and construction of water and wastewater treatment and civil infrastructure projects. Her experience includes projects across Canada and in the Caribbean.
Lianna is an active volunteer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC), and has served as a Councillor and President. She has participated on a number of initiatives for Engineers Canada, as well as committees for the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia (ACEC-BC) and the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science and Technology. In recognition of her work with these organizations, Lianna received EGBC’s Professional Service Award and the designation of Fellow from Engineers Canada. In 2016, Engineers Canada presented Lianna with the Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession.
As General Manager, Leslie is responsible for planning, business development, project delivery, and staff development for our BC, Yukon and Northwest Territories operation. Previously, he was Manager of our Transportation Division in Vancouver.
Leslie has 30 years of experience specializing in design, construction, and project management of transportation projects on projects across Canada, South Africa, and in the Caribbean. His diverse experience includes highway, pedestrian, and railway bridges; bridge rehabilitation and widening projects; buildings; drainage structures; structures for port facilities; mine structures; material handling structures; and shiploaders. Having worked extensively in Canada’s Northern territories, Leslie has expertise in the design and construction of infrastructure and transportation projects in Cold Regions.
Leslie’s experience includes traditional design-bid-build as well as alternative delivery projects. On Public Private Partnership projects, Leslie has acted as Independent Certifier, Owner’s Engineer, and Design Manager on numerous projects.
Brent leads our Environmental Division, responsible for planning, business development, project delivery, and staff development. Previously, he was Manager of the Environmental Assessment team in our Vernon office.
Brent has more than 25 years of strategic advisory experience in environmental science and management. His diverse background includes aquatic and terrestrial ecology; with a focus on environmental impact assessment. Brent specializes in assessment of instream flow needs for fish and other aquatic resources potentially affected by altered flow regimes; impact mitigation planning for infrastructure projects; habitat restoration; environmental permitting processes, and regulator liaison. He has participated in and managed studies for a broad range of private and public sector clients, including all levels of government, First Nations, and clients in the mining, forestry, transportation, oil and gas, hydropower, and real estate development sectors. His projects have included roads, highways, railways, airports, urban developments, hydropower, forestry, and mine developments.
Brent has volunteered with the College of Applied Biology of BC on the Credentials Committee.
Helder is the Vice President and General Manager of our Northern Alberta operation. In his role, Helder is responsible for managing the operation, including business development, project delivery, and staff development. Previously, he was Manager of the Industrial, Structural and Building Services Groups in our Edmonton office.
Helder has more than 30 years of experience in design, construction, and project management of civil, industrial, commercial, residential, and municipal projects. Specializing in structural engineering, Helder has participated in buildings, bridges, transportation, solid waste management, water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment projects across Alberta, as well as in BC and the Northwest Territories. Helder’s experience includes design of small commercial and recreational buildings, as well as large industrial facilities and bridges. He has worked on projects from conceptual and preliminary design to detailed design, tendering, construction, and commissioning.
Helder is an active volunteer with the Consulting Engineers of Alberta, serving on its Board of Directors. Furthermore, Helder is one of two Alberta representatives serving on the Board of Directors for the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada.
Paul is the Vice President & General Manager of our Saskatchewan and Manitoba operations. Paul is responsible for business development, project delivery, and staff development. Previously, he was Manager of the Transportation Group in our Saskatoon office.
Paul is a Senior Transportation Engineer with 30 years of experience specializing in highway and road projects. His experience includes conceptual design, functional planning, detailed design, design management, project management, contract administration, construction administration and construction management. He has participated in the design and construction of highways across Saskatchewan.
An active volunteer, Paul is involved with the Saskatchewan Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, Transportation Association of Canada, and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Saskatchewan.
As Vice President & General Manager of our Ontario operation, Matt manages the operation, including business development, project delivery, and staff development.
Matthew has 25 years of consulting, engineering, and project management experience in a wide range of sectors, including municipal infrastructure, water, wastewater, institutional, buildings and transit. His experience includes projects in Canada and the United Kingdom. Matt has expertise in capital planning, asset management and integration, and project delivery.
Matthew is a Chartered Civil Engineer in the United Kingdom, where he held senior positions with Southern Water before moving to Canada in 2011.
Nadeer is the Vice President & General Manager of our Alberta South operation. In this role, Nadeer is responsible for managing the operation, including business development, project delivery, and staff development. Previously, he was Manager of the Municipal Infrastructure Group in our Calgary office.
Nadeer has almost 20 years of experience in infrastructure and water resources engineering and project management. He has successfully managed and delivered projects from the planning level through design and construction for both the public and private sector. Nadeer’s technical experience includes modelling, design and construction support of water, wastewater and stormwater management infrastructure as well as river engineering.
He has led major municipal water resources and linear infrastructure projects, including the Consulting Engineers of Alberta award-winning City of Calgary Northwest Inner-City Drainage Study project, and the 37th Street SW Storm Trunk Relocation project in Calgary.
Having worked as a client prior to working for clients, Nadeer believes in providing exceptional, responsive, client service through communication on project risks, schedules, and budgets. He thrives in finding optimal solutions for multiple stakeholders through collaboration. Nadeer does this by applying his career experience as well as his academic learnings through his Engineering and Masters in Business Administration degrees.
As Senior Vice President, Water, Doug provides leadership, technical support and guidance for water supply, water treatment and water resource recovery projects across Canada. He provides advice on technical standards and guidelines for water treatment design and construction services, as well as recruitment and business development. Doug joined Associated Engineering in 1988 and with more than 30 years of experience, Doug is a recognized leader in water supply and treatment.
Doug has held a variety of roles within the company over the years including Process Designer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Manager of the Water Group in Calgary, Corporate Water Technical Leader, Vice President, Water Engineering, and a director on the Senior Board of Directors. He has participated in and led master planning, piloting, design, construction, commissioning, and project management of some of the largest water treatment plants in Canada, including the Glenmore and Bearspaw Water Treatment Plants in Calgary and the R.C. Harris and R.L. Clark Water Treatment Plants in Toronto. He brings technical expertise in pumping systems, conventional water treatment, membrane filtration, dissolved air floatation, high rate ballasted flocculation, ultraviolet disinfection, and residuals management.
As an active volunteer, Doug has participated on technical, professional and industry organizations including the American Water Works Association, Western Canada Water, Consulting Engineers of Alberta, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Chris is responsible for providing technical support and guidance to staff and clients on infrastructure projects. He also provides advice on infrastructure standards and guidelines, as well as recruitment and business development. Previously, Chris was Division Manager, Central Alberta Infrastructure, based in our Edmonton office.
Chris is a Senior Civil Engineer with more than 30 years of experience specializing in the planning, feasibility studies, design, project management, contract administration, and construction of roads, utilities, water, wastewater and stormwater services. Chris is a specialist in infrastructure renewal using trenchless technologies, such as tunnelling. In addition, he brings a breadth of experience on projects for the public and private sector, including commercial and residential land development, marinas, and recreational facilities. Chris also has extensive experience developing infrastructure for Federal facilities.
Kent provides leadership support and guidance to staff and clients on transit systems, transportation planning, traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and roadways and highways design projects. Previously, Kent was our Vice President, Transportation, and managed our Transportation Division in our Edmonton office.
Kent has almost 30 years of experience specializing in client and project management, planning, public consultation, stakeholder engagement, design, and construction of new, rehabilitation, and maintenance projects ranging up to $1 billion in construction value. Since joining our Edmonton office in 2014, he has helped to grow our Transportation Division, overseeing the delivery of key projects including Edmonton’s Capital Line LRT Extension, St. Albert Transportation Master Plan, St. Albert Transit Centre and Park & Ride, and Alberta Transportation’s Highway 43 Functional Planning and Design.
A graduate of the University of Alberta, Mike’s career has taken him to Denmark and New Zealand, before settling back home in Edmonton. Mike joined Associated in 2005 for three years, and then returned to the company in 2010 as a Structural/Bridge Engineer. Over the years, he has taken on roles of increasing responsibility, most recently, Division Manager, Transportation in Alberta North. His 20 years of experience includes the analysis, design, management, and assessment of a wide variety of transportation structures, including pedestrian, roadway, heavy rail, and LRT bridges.
Mike’s resume includes award-winning projects such as the NU Girder Bridge Design and Detailing Manual, Saline Creek Drive Pedestrian Bridge, and the Dunvegan Bridge Deck Replacement. He also led the design of the erection scheme for an elegant 280 metre-long, three-span stress ribbon bridge — only the second application of a stress ribbon structure in Canada. Mike has presented his projects at local, national, and international conferences. He is the Chair of the Transportation Association of Canada Structures Committee and Vice-Chair of Section 8 Concrete Structures of CSA S6: Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code.
Jim has over 30 years of experience delivering highway infrastructure projects in Alberta. He has effectively managed large teams of engineering and technical professionals on complex multi-year transportation projects. Jim has been a key project team member on many large-scale infrastructure and transportation projects in the capital value range of 20 million up to 550 million. Recently, he has played a key role on major projects in southern Alberta, including the West Calgary Ring Road, Deerfoot Trail Improvements, the Flanders Avenue Interchange, Crowchild Trail Short-Term Improvements, and ongoing service to the City of Airdrie, including the QEII/40th Avenue Interchange.
John provides technical support and guidance to staff and clients on water resource management, stormwater management, and river engineering projects. Previously, John was Manager of the Water Resources Group in our BC operation.
John is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 30 years of experience specializing in hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater management, watershed management, flood control, dyking, drainage, and river engineering. His experience includes planning, modelling, analysis, design, construction, and commissioning. He has a strong interest in best management practices for stormwater management and climate change adaptation and mitigation. He is a recognized specialist in flood control and use of geographical information systems to enhance project deliverables. He was a co-author of the Dike Design and Construction Guide, Best Management Practices for BC.
John is a Provincial Director of the Canadian Water Resources Association and sits on the National Executive Board.
As Vice President, Water Resource Recovery, Dean provides technical support and guidance to staff and clients on wastewater management projects. Prior to taking on this role, Dean was a Water Resource Recovery Specialist in our BC operation.
Based in Victoria, Dean is a Senior Environmental Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in wastewater management and water resource recovery and reuse. He specializes in nutrient removal, greenhouse gas management, and resource recovery projects. His experience encompasses planning, pilot testing, treatability studies, treatment system performance reviews, wastewater treatment simulation, effluent dilution-dispersion modelling, design, and climate change vulnerability assessments. Dean’s experience includes municipal wastewater treatment as well as high-BOD/COD food processing and industrial wastewater treatment. Dean also brings expertise in public consultation and triple bottom line + risk evaluations.
Dean is active with the Water Environment Research Foundation and the BC Water and Waste Association. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor in Civil (Environmental) Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Dean chairs Associated Engineering’s Carbon Neutral Committee.
As Vice President, Water Solutions, Garry provides technical guidance and advisory services to staff and clients on water treatment plant design and optimization.
Garry is a Senior Process Engineer with more than 30 years of experience on water and wastewater treatment projects for municipal and industrial clients. He specializes in small water systems, and is passionate about systems optimization to maximize the potential of water treatment assets. Garry’s experience includes project management, feasibility studies, planning, pilot testing, design, construction, start-up, commissioning, training, process optimization, and troubleshooting. Garry has authored and presented many papers on water supply and treatment, both locally and internationally. Garry is also an instructor/trainer for water and wastewater operator certification and training programs.
He is an active volunteer with Western Canada Water and the American Water Works Association. In recognition of his technical achievements and volunteer efforts in the water industry, the AWWA presented Garry with the George Warren Fuller Award.
Greg Kaupp is a Senior Civil Technologist and Vice President, Risk Management for the Associated Engineering group of companies. He has more than 30 years of experience encompassing project management, planning, design, construction and contract administration, inspection, and rehabilitation of municipal and transportation infrastructure. He has designed and managed land development, community buildings, roads, highways, bridges, airports, and water and sewer projects throughout Western Canada, Bermuda, and Ethiopia. He has also been involved in heavy civil and industrial projects.
Dana serves as strategic advisor, specializing in Community Resilience at the Associated Engineering group of companies.
A specialist in disaster recovery, disaster risk reduction, and community resiliency planning, Dana recently served as the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Recovery Team Leader for the Recovery Task Force, following the devastating 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire. As Managing Director of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, he led the province’s response to the 2011 Slave Lake Wildfire, and as Deputy Minister of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Dana led the environmental remediation approach for the 2013 Southern Alberta Flood and all wildfire operations in Alberta.
Kerry is a Civil Engineer with over 40 years of experience specializing in municipal and transportation engineering. Kerry joined Associated Engineering 37 years ago as a design and project engineer, and has taken on roles of increasing responsibility, including Group Manager and General Manager, before becoming President & CEO.
Kerry encourages continuing professional development and corporate social responsibility. He supports our young professionals and women in science and engineering. Throughout his career, Kerry has given back to our profession and the community, volunteering with ACEC-BC, ACEC-Canada, and EGBC. He has contributed to organizations such as BCIT Transystems, the Project Management Institute, Public Works Inspectors Society, and the Science Alberta Foundation. He was president of ACEC-BC in 1999, playing a key role in strengthening the association, raising its profile, and improving operations.
In 2016, ACEC-BC presented Kerry with its Meritorious Achievement Award recognizing his contributions to the engineering profession, the development of the industry, and the community.
Ian serves as an outside director on Associated Engineering’s Senior Board of Directors. He previously served as President of Finning (Canada) for 11 years, retiring in 2008 after 30 years with the firm. He helped the company become one of the largest and most successful Caterpillar equipment distributors in the world. Ian serves on a number of boards, including the Canadian Western Bank Group and Fountain Tire. Ian was also a member of the Provincial Audit Committee for the Province of Alberta. Ian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Tonderai provides leadership and direction to the Central Infrastructure Group, serving clients in the Greater Edmonton Area, while securing, managing and delivering infrastructure projects. He provides operational management, encompassing all aspects of market development, project delivery, staffing, and administrative support to achieve strategic goals and performance objectives.
Tonderai is a Professional Engineer, Chartered Engineer (UK), certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and MBA graduate, with experience in engineering consultancy in Canada, the UK, and Africa. He has led diverse project teams and delivered various multi-disciplinary projects in water/wastewater, roads, rail, and surface water drainage projects and brine ponds.