Leadership Team

Kerry Rudd, C.Eng., P.Eng.
President & CEO

Kerry is a civil engineer with over 35 years of experience specializing in municipal and transportation engineering.  Kerry joined Associated Engineering over 30 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.

 

Lance Kubrak, C.A.
Chief Operating Officer

Lance has almost 30 years of experience, and has been with Associated Engineering since 1993. His experience encompasses accounting, auditing, and financial analysis. 

 

David Kuryk, C.A., CPA
Chief Financial Officer

David has 10 years of experience in tax, audit and assurance, and corporate accounting. His experience encompasses internal controls, tax planning, employee benefit plans, and acquisitions.

 

Lianna Mah, M.Eng., P.Eng., FEC
Vice President, Business Development

Lianna is an Environmental Engineer with 30 years of experience. Since joining Associated Engineering, Lianna has participated in and led water and wastewater treatment, and municipal engineering projects in Canada and the Caribbean. Prior to taking on her current role, she was Manager, Engineering Development in BC.

 

Brent Phillips
General Manager, Environmental Division

Brent has more than 25 years of experience in environmental science and management. He has guided, managed, and conducted studies for business, industry, government, First Nations clients in the mining, forestry, transportation, oil and gas, hydropower, and real estate development sectors.

 

Martin Jobke, P.Eng.
Vice President & General Manager, BC, Yukon, Northwest Territories

Martin is a civil engineer with more than 30 years of experience, specializing in project management, design, and construction of bridges, primarily for resource-based industries. Previously, he was Manager of the Forestry group in BC.

 

Helder Afonso, P.Eng.
Vice President & General Manager, Alberta North

Helder has almost 30 years of experience in the design and supervision of civil, industrial, and municipal projects. Previously, he was Manager of the Industrial, Structural and Building Services Groups in Edmonton.

 

Dale Loewen, PMP, P.Eng.
Vice President & General Manager, Alberta South

Dale has over 30 years of experience specializing in municipal engineering. Prior to taking on his current role, he was the Manager of the Municipal Group in Calgary.

 

Paul Pinder, P.Eng.
General Manager, Saskatchewan & Manitoba

Paul is a civil engineer with almost 30 years of experience specializing in road and highway design. Before taking on his current role, Paul was Manager, Transportation in Saskatoon.

 

Herb Kuehne, MBA, P.Eng.
Senior Vice President, Civil Infrastructure & General Manager, Ontario

Herb has almost 40 years of experience, all with Associated Engineering. His previous roles include Manager of the Civil Infrastructure Group in Edmonton, Project Manager, and Infrastructure Specialist.

 

John Fussell, P.Eng.
Senior Vice President, Transportation

John is a civil engineer with more than 40 years of experience in the design and project management of major transportation projects, in Canada and overseas. John specializes in bridge engineering, and has participated in numerous design/build and P3 projects.

 

Doug Olson, P.Eng.
Senior Vice President, Water

A civil engineer, Doug is a recognized leader in water treatment. He has more than 25 years of experience as a Process Engineer and Project Manager on water supply and treatment projects.

 

Chris Skowronski, P.Eng.
Vice President, Infrastructure

Chris is a civil engineer with almost 30 years of experience specializing in the design and construction of roads, utilities, water, wastewater and stormwater services. Chris is a specialist in infrastructure renewal using trenchless technologies, such as tunnelling.

 

Don Kennedy, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Vice President, Transportation Structures

Don is a Senior Bridge Engineer with more than 30 years of experience specializing in bridge and structural design, on projects across Canada and New Zealand. Don is a recognized specialist in earthquake engineering and has authorized many papers and presentations on seismic engineering.

 

Bryan Petzold, MBA, P.Eng.
Vice President, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering

Bryan is a Senior Transportation Planner with more than 35 years of experience in the public and private sector. Bryan’s experience in the public sector gives him a unique understanding of issues and challenges on municipal transportation projects. He is passionate about Complete Streets approach to transform our cities.

 

Alan Emery, C.Eng., P.Eng.
Vice President, Transportation

Alan is a civil engineer with more than 35 years of experience specializing in highway and road design on projects across Canada and in the UK. His experience includes traditional design-bid-build as well as design-build and P3 projects.

 

John van der Eerden, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Vice President, Water Resources

John is a Senior Civil Engineer with almost 30 years of experience specializing in hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater management, and river engineering. He is a recognized specialist in flood control and use of geographical information systems to enhance project deliverables.

 

Dean Shiskowski, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Vice President, Water Resource Recovery

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.

 

Garry Drachenberg, P.Eng.
Vice President, Water Solutions

Garry is a Senior Process Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in water treatment plant design and optimization. He specializes in small water systems, and is passionate about systems optimization to maximize the potential of water treatment assets.

 

Board of Directors

Associated Engineering is guided by a Senior Board of Directors comprising senior managers as well as outside directors. The Senior Board of Directors include:

Brian Tod, QC, Chair
Kerry Rudd, P.Eng., President & CEO
Teresa Conway, C.A., CPA, ICD.D.
Lance Kubrak, C.A.
Lianna Mah, M.Eng., P.Eng., FEC
Darrell Rinas, P.Eng.
Helder Afonso, P.Eng.
Doug Olson, P.Eng.
Ian Reid
Martin Jobke, P.Eng.