The team of IEDG associates are seasoned veterans with proven and demonstrated competence, knowledgeable in a wide range of industries and with diverse backgrounds leading world class teams and projects.

Gareth (Gary) Williams

With decades of experience in the design, execution and commissioning of billion and hundred-million dollar capital projects, Gary Williams has a proven record of delivering value to clients. His experience spans the power, mining, refining, petrochemical and telecommunications industries. He has managed companies, and a wide range of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects for some of the world’s largest project management firms, including Bechtel, Bantrel, SNC-Lavalin, AMEC Foster Wheeler, Ausenco and AREVA, leading teams of hundreds of people.

An outstanding strategic planner and trainer, Gary is an expert in aligning projects with client’s business objectives and the realities of current circumstances.

Gary led Ausenco’s seven North American offices as Vice President, North America, after senior roles at SNC-Lavalin and AMEC Foster Wheeler and Bantrel with oversight of some of their largest projects.  Projects under his purview included:

  • the $1.2 billion ArcelorMittal Western Range Iron Ore mine, port and processing facilities in Liberia
  • portions of the $4.2 billion K+S Legacy Potash Processing Facility in Saskatchewan
  • the $600 million PetroTrin Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Project in Trinidad
  • the $1 billion PetroCanada Horizon coker project in Montreal, Quebec
  • portions of the $12+ billion Reliance Jamnagar Export Refinery in Jamnagar, India
  • the $800 million Low Sulfur Diesel upgrade for Suncor in Sarnia, Ontario
  • the $600 million Offsites & Utilities water project for the Suncor Voyager Project in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Gareth started his career as a site engineer with the Bechtel Corporation in 1980. During more than 21 years with the organization, he gained experience in virtually every aspect of project management – acting as a construction field engineer, a materials manager, a civil/structural engineering manager, a business manager, and finally project managing numerous hundred-million dollar projects.

Gareth earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and his Masters of Engineering in Structural Engineering from Rice University.

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Tony Fanelli

One of North America’s premier labour relations experts, Tony Fanelli has more than 30 years of experience in labour relations, human resources, recruitment, labour strategy, construction management and safety processes across Canada and the US, on multi-million and billion dollar projects. He has also led sensitive negotiations with the First Nations for a variety of owners, paving the way for successful project agreements and delivery.

Tony’s experience spans a broad range of sectors including nuclear, hydroelectric, fossil, solar and wind power generation, as well as manufacturing, oil refineries, upgraders, LNG, pipelines, petro-chemical and steel mills.

Tony brings a practical, hands-on approach to leadership, labour relations (LR) and construction management. He has deep expertise administering collective agreements; and has negotiated project and maintenance agreements with construction/maintenance building trades both provincially and nationally in Canada, and the US. Tony has established corporate labour relations programs and procedures for a wide range of projects, and has managed the human resources function at regional and corporate levels.

He has provided advice to executive management and owners on all matters relating to LR including collective bargaining, grievance resolution, safety policy & procedures, regulations and legislative matters and project governance.

Positions Tony has held throughout his career include Vice President, Manager of Labour Relations, Bantrel Constructors; Director of Labour Services for SNC-Lavalin, Montreal; Operations Manager for BFI Constructors; and Vice President, Employee Relations & Safety for Comstock Canada.

Recent notable projects:

  • Negotiated the first Project Labour Agreement (PLA) of its kind in the Province of British Columbia for Pacific North West Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Prince Rupert, BC
  • Provided corporate governance and LR support on the Kitimat Modernization Project, major expansion of the smelter for Rio Tinto in Kitimat, BC
  • Negotiated and administered the PLA for the Edmonton Valley LRT Project in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Set up the Labour Strategy and PLA for Conoco Phillip’s 180,000 Barrel/day SAGD in Fort MacMurray, Alberta
  • Managed the LR Program at Scotford UE1 Upgrader Project for Shell Canada in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
  • Negotiated and administered the PLA for the Iron Ore Company (Rio Tinto) in Labrador City, Labrador
  • Set up corporate governance and administered the Labour Relations Program on the Keeyask Project in Gillum, Manitoba for Manitoba Hydro.

Tony graduated with a BA in Social Science from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario; went on to University of Windsor for a number of business courses; and received his Financial Certificate from York University.

David

David Johnston

David has more than 30 years of experience delivering multi-million dollar projects and project management systems for organizations such as CH2M Hill, AMEC, Suncor and Sulzer.

He has provided strong business and PMO leadership in the energy, capital equipment and engineering sectors. David also has a demonstrated record building strong organizations and corporate results through effective leadership, teambuilding and planning.

He brings an aptitude for developing creative and practical technical solutions for complex situations. He has turned businesses and complex projects around to the satisfaction of investors and C-Suite level executives for major corporations, private funding organizations and governments.

David has held senior executive and Project Management Office (PMO) leadership roles in a variety of organizations, developing many ‘first-of-kind’ projects and engineered products.

  • With CH2M Hill, he led the definition and integration energy, water, communications and waste systems ($1.2B) for the $24B sustainable city (Masdar) in Abu Dhabi
  • With AMEC, he led the delivery of $200M/year of EPC and project management services for wind, solar, industrial and power projects
  • With Suncor, he managed a corporate team to close an innovative transaction for new biofuels facilities with domestic and international implications
  • With Sulzer, he led a corporate turnaround, sales and delivery of international projects from $20M to $80M, and provided hands-on leadership of a $30M turnkey project in California and a 20MW tidal power project. He also implemented PM systems for the global product group.

David has extensive experience in the industrial and power generation sector including nuclear, hydroelectric and tidal power, solar electric and thermal systems, wind energy and biofuels; energy storage including fuel cell and hydrogen storage, water supply and treatment systems; and manufacturing, including electric and hybrid vehicles. He brings a very practical approach based on his hands-on experience in leadership, engineering, construction and commissioning.

Fluent in English, French and German, David brings extensive international experience in varying roles across Canada and the US, in the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Germany, China and Pakistan. He has taught Industrial Engineering Design and lectured at several Canadian universities and is a former Co-Chair of the National Electricity Roundtable – Technology Committee.

David is a Professional Engineer with a Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Western Ontario, an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, and PMP accreditation.

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Fred Bjork

Fred Bjork started his career in the Swedish Navy. He is a senior engineering professional and business leader with 25 years of experience. During his career, Fred has held positions as Division Manager, Operations Manager, Senior Project Manager and Engineer working on Ports, Terminals, Infrastructure, Harbour and Marine projects around the world.

He has worked across a broad range of market sectors including: Oil and Gas, Bulk and Liquids Material Handling, Containers, Break-bulk, Industrial, Ferry and Cruise Ship Terminals, Marine and Coastal Structures, Urban Waterfront Structures, among others.

Key accomplishments include:

  • Building multi-disciplinary high-performance teams, and delivering exceptional levels of service along with practical and cost effective solutions for clients.
  • Planning and implementing strategic market focused organizational changes.
  • Managing operations, resources, and change management processes, to maximize both internal organizational value and client value.
  • Developing and executing implementation strategies for both new and existing port and marine terminal projects.
  • Project management, oversight and monitoring.

The following are just some of the major projects for which Fred has acted as Division Manager, Project Sponsor and / or Project Manager:

  • Bechtel – PNW LNG Project, Prince Rupert, Canada, FEED Study for Marine Works.
  • WesPac – Tilbury Island LNG Marine Terminal, Canada, Conceptual and Preliminary Engineering, Environmental / Permitting / Off-Take Agreement Support
  • Irving Oil – New Oil Export Berth, Canada, Site Scoping and Selection Study
  • FQM – Mina de Cobre, Panama, Copper Concentrate Terminal Detailed Design
  • Rio Tinto – Abalone Project, Kitimat, Canada, Owner’s Engineer for Wharf Expansion
  • BHP Billiton – Potash Port Project, Port of Vancouver, WA, USA, Review of Concept and Preliminary Development, Capex and Opex Estimates.
  • Associated British Ports (ABP), Deutsche Bank, UK – Due Diligence Study for Securitization of ABP’s 21 Port Facilities.
  • Vancouver Wharves / CN Rail, Canada, Due Diligence Study in Support of Selling the Marine Terminal.
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority, Canada, Fairview Container Terminal, Phase 1 Wharf Contract, Tendering and Contract Management Services.
  • Dubai Ports World – Fraser Richmond Container Terminal, Canada – Feasibility Study for a 1,250,000 TEU per annum container terminal.

Fred is a Professional Engineer registered in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Lulea University of Technology in Sweden.

Rob

Robert (Rob) Roussel

Benefiting from a wide variety of experiences, Robert Roussel has a unique blend of owners’ and contractors’ perspectives; project assignments and functional leadership roles; and a history in multiple industries. Rob has 30 years of EPC/M and related industry experience. Rob has served in roles from Timekeeper/Cost Engineer to Senior Director, Project Services. Working with industry leaders such as Fluor, CB&I, AMEC, Marathon, Jacobs and Barrick Gold, Rob’s proficiency in Project Controls / Project Services has been developed by performing the work, instituting improvements, and now, instructing and advising on a number of topics. Combining expert level knowledge with strong leadership skills have afforded him the opportunity to excel in industries such as: Mining, Oil & Gas, Petro-chemical, Refining, Power, and Process.

Rob has been instrumental in the initial formation of the Project Controls function at companies like CB&I and Barrick Gold. He has been entrusted with overhauling the Project Services functions at the AMEC – Oakville location and at Yates Constructors in Birmingham. His Project Services scopes have included: Estimating, Cost, Scheduling, Progressing, Purchasing, Contracts Administration, Expediting, Material Management, and Document Management. Over the years he has been a formal mentor to dozens of employees, developed and presented Project Controls and Project Services presentations to owners and contractors, and has assisted in the development of a large contingent of former employees who have gone on to enjoy very successful careers.

Some of the key representative roles in Rob’s career include:

  • Project Services Manager – Fluor Daniel – Various U.S. Projects
  • Principle Project Controls – Fluor Enterprises – Various U.S. Projects
  • Sr. Manager of Project Controls, Western Hemisphere – CB&I – The Woodlands, TX
  • Manager of Project Controls – Barrick Gold – Toronto / Chile / Argentina
  • Manager of Project Services – AMEC – Oakville
  • Sr. Director, Project Services – Yates Constructors – Birmingham, AL

Rob has the experience to analyze, evaluate, and implement all of the functions of: Project Controls, Estimating and Supply Chain Management.

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Mike Warren

With 30+ years of experience Mike has been instrumental in developing and introducing new technological innovations to the North American industrial market, many of which have become standard practice today.

Working as an intermediary between the owner and the contractor, Mike has been instrumental in ensuring the successful implementation of new technology on numerous ground breaking projects.

He has worked with industry-leading manufacturers such as Gantrex, Cavotec and Gottwald, and engineering firms such as Moffatt & Nichol, Ausenco (Sandwell) and Allnorth. Mike has a strong understanding of both the Canadian and U.S. industrial markets.

With a reputation built on honesty and integrity Mike has developed a strong and loyal network across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe and is recognized as a ‘big picture’ strategic thinker.

Mike has extensive experience in strategic partnerships and has the ability to build corporate relationships with customers and industry/market leaders.

Mike holds a degree in Marketing from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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