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Company News Round-Up: MTE, CRA, Trow, PBK

MTE Consultants is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Established by Bruce Scheifele, the company op...

June 16, 2010   Canadian Consulting Engineer

MTE Consultants is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Established by Bruce Scheifele, the company opened its offices in Kitchener in July 1985 focusing on land development. Since 2003 MTE has merged with several companies in southwest Ontario and now has over 225 employees in offices in Kitchener, Burlington, Guelph and Stratford. The acquired companies are Sze Straka Engineering (structural engineers), Frontline Environmental, Waterloo Geoscience (hydrogeology), GlobalTox (risk assessment, toxicology and product testing), and McNeil Surveying. MTE donated $5,000 to the Royal Botanical Gardens’ Aldershot Escarpment Garden, and $5,000 to the Robert Bateman Get to Know Your Wild Neighbours program. MTE is also donating civil, environmental and structural engineering services to the Anselma House in Kitchener. The current president of the company is Greg Marks.
Professional Engineers Ontario’s new president is Diane L. Freeman, P.Eng. She is an associate with Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA) of Waterloo, Ontario. Ms. Freeman is also busy in politics, as a councillor for the city of Waterloo.
Trow, which has its headquarters in Brampton, Ontario, has made several announcements in the last few weeks. Wilfrid Morin has been made Chief Operating Officer of Trow Global (Canada, U.S. and International). He maintains his role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Quality Management. Marc Tremblay has been appointed to Mr. Morin’s former role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Teknika HBA of Montreal (Teknika became part of Trow in 2008). Mr. Tremblay will also serve as Senior Vice-President for Eastern Canada for Trow Global.
William A. Trow, who started the company 50 years ago, received the Canadian Geotechnical Society Southern Ontario Section Award in May. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the society and the profession.
On June 10, Wilfrid Morin received the 2010 Award of Excellence from the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), the licensing body for professional engineers in Quebec. This highest distinction given by the OIQ is given to individuals who show professional excellence as engineers for their contribution to society, professional organizations and their community.
PBK Architects, an integrated architectural and engineering company that is Genivar’s business partner in architectural services, has acquired ANO Architects of Timmins and Sudbury in Ontario. ANO has 25 employees working in offices in Timmins and Sudbury. PBK is one of the largest architectural firms in Vancouver and has designed projects from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and the United States, doing many as collaborations with Genivar.


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