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Conestoga-Rovers buys ECE Group of Toronto

ECE Group, a well known firm of mechanical and electrical consulting engineers of Toronto, has been acquired by Con...

April 1, 2003   Canadian Consulting Engineer

ECE Group, a well known firm of mechanical and electrical consulting engineers of Toronto, has been acquired by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates.
ECE was originally formed in 1955, and grew to acquire a considerable reputation for award-winning work. Notable projects by the company include such landmarks as the National Art Gallery of Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the National Archives of Canada in Gatineau, near Hull, Quebec and the Toronto Eaton Centre. In the U.S. the firm designed systems for the Kravis Center for Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Located in North Toronto, ECE’s founding principals included Jack Chisvin, who was long-time editor of Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, and Gerry Granek. In recent years the firm has been led by Gunnar Heissler, P.Eng. He will stay on as office and operations manager. Michael Kern is in charge of business development, and Richard Piliounis is engineering manager. The ECE offices in Toronto and Calgary will remain, but staff in Ottawa will move in with CRA. ECE will be known as ECE Group, a division of Conestoga-Rovers & Associates.
Since Conestoga-Rovers Associates (CRA) is primarily focused on environmental, civil and IT engineering, the addition of ECE’s mechanical and electrical expertise adds a new dimension to the company. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, CRA has grown to over 45 offices and more than 1,400 people who work on projects around the world.
Gunnar Heissler of ECE, and Steven Quigley, a principal in Conestoga-Rovers, are both editorial advisors to Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.


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