Canadian Consulting Engineer

Arup appoints Melissa Burton to lead consulting practice for Canada

June 24, 2020

Melissa Burton

Photo credit: Arup.

Arup has appointed four new principals across the Americas region, including one in Canada.

Melissa Burton, CEng, leads the firm’s consulting practice for Canada. She recently moved to Toronto after spending five years with the company in London, England, and two in New York, N.Y., leading advanced technology and research teams. In her new role, she will bring together teams of engineers and consultants to work with clients.

Burton has specialized in wind-related engineering and sits on the board of directors for the Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the board of trustees for the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF), two non-profit organizations that aim to have a positive effect on the built environment.

The other new principals are:

  • Julian Astbury, CEng, PE, LEED AP, CEM, an electrical engineer leading the buildings practice for Arup’s office in Boston, Mass.
  • Kyle Fisher, CPSM, head of marketing and communications (marcom) for the Americas and leading marketing and business development activities for several U.S. offices.
  • Federico Torres, leading Arup’s operation in Colombia.




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