Gordon R. Henrich

Gordon Henrich specializes in multi-sensor pipeline inspection and trenchless rehabilitation. For more than 20 years, Gordon has provided unique evidence-based pipeline inspection methods and state-of-the-art rehabilitation solutions to contractors and the municipal market based on affordability, flexibility, accuracy, and performance. In addition, Gordon established Pipeline Integrity Technology Associates (PITA) to ensure that suitable technology is used for each unique application and at a fair market price for pipeline owners. Gord has published peer-reviewed papers, developed training programs, and presented at several national and international forums.

Arthur Winslow, CM-Lean

Art Winslow is the National IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) Director at Colliers Project Leaders. He is a Certified Lean Construction and IPD instructor.

Art has trained and advised teams to use lean and IPD methods to improve predictability, cost and schedule in design and construction projects. During his 30+ years in the construction industry, Art has successfully managed and delivered projects worth billions of dollars using traditional and alternative/collaborative delivery contracts. Art is a founding board member of the Lean Construction Institute of Canada and Certified Lean Instructor for Associated General Contractors of America. Art has been doing Lean construction for the last 15 years.

Art served as the subject matter expert for the CCDC (Canadian Construction Documents Committee) task force committee member to develop CCDC 30 (Integrated Project Delivery Contract) document. Art has conducted numerous training and boot camps for Lean and IPD contracts across Canada and the US, including the Department of National Defence, Canada.

Asim Masaud, M.Sc. (Eng.), P.Eng., PMP

Asim Masaud has been working as the owner’s project manager and advisor for water and wastewater design and construction projects. Currently, Asim is the Senior Project Manager and Owner’s representative for the Barrie Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade Project.

With more than 25 years of experience in project management, infrastructure planning, and construction contract development, Asim possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in delivering successful projects using traditional (design-bid-build) and alternative/collaborative (design-build, progressive design-build, construction manager at risk, and integrated project delivery) contracts. Before joining the City of Barrie, Asim served as Senior Project Manager with the Ontario Clean Water Agency for 17 years, where he was responsible for developing and executing capital projects.

Asim holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK, and is a Certified Project Management Professional.

Kelly Pender

Kelly has worked in municipal government for over 40 years and currently serves as the CAO for the County of Frontenac. With degrees in planning, landscape architecture, and business, Kelly considers himself a generalist who strongly emphasizes supporting and empowering employees. He is also a part-time professor in the Laurentian University BBA program at St. Lawrence College where he teaches human resources, organizational behaviour and labour relations at the senior level.

Max McCardel, BEng (Hons)

Max is a Senior Engineer with a wealth of hands-on, road safety engineering experience and is an accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor. Max regularly conducts Road Safety Audits at all stages of a project’s life. Max is a passionate advocate for safer cycling and keeps up to date with best practice for designing and delivering cycling infrastructure. Max sits on the advisory group for CycleRAP – an international panel of cycling safety experts – and keeps abreast of how the world delivers innovative, technically excellent cycling projects often in constrained and complex sites. Max also runs the ‘Cycling Auditor Training Course’ which is aimed at sharpening road safety practitioner’s skills in identifying and providing solutions for cyclist safety. This course has amassed hundreds of eager graduates who have injected their newly acquired skills to their own transport projects.

Kenn Beer, BEng (Hons), MPIA, RPEng, RPEQ, RPEV

Kenn is the Principal Engineer of Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd – a specialist road safety engineering consultancy and is a world leader in applied road safety engineering. Before founding Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd in 2013, Kenn worked for VicRoads (the Victorian road authority) in a variety of roles including Manager Planning, Manager Program Development and Team Leader Road Safety Engineering. During his career Kenn has undertaken over 400 Road Safety Audits on some of the world’s most high profile and complex infrastructure projects. Kenn has been the lead trainer for road safety technical training courses in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, The Philippines and the USA. Austroads appointed Kenn as the specialist technical advisor for SAG2060 and SAG6221 – updating the Guide to Road Safety Part 6: Road Safety Audit, and he led the update to the Austroads Guide to Road Safety Part 2: Safe Roads.

Kenn is a registered road safety engineer, Senior Road Safety Auditor and transport planner, with further qualifications in training and assessment.

Listen to Kenn Beer as he discusses Road Safety Audits with Thomas and Jared of the Good Roads Podcast: https://youtu.be/QO6U4m56zjg

 

Robin Dunn

Robin Dunn has served as the Township of Oro-Medonte’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) since 2007. With over 30 years of diverse executive and management experience, he currently provides corporate leadership in implementation of continuous improvement in governance, administration, operations and service delivery.

Robin holds a Master of Arts – Leadership & Management, a Bachelor Degree – Business Administration, a Post Graduate Diploma – Strategy & Innovation, is recognized as a Board Professional and is Certified as an Engineering Technologist.

Robin currently serves as the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC) Vice President, and is active at the leadership board table with the Ontario Municipal Administrators Association (OMAA), serving as a Past President.

Robin is a Past President of Technology Professionals Canada (TPC) and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists (OACETT). Robin has volunteered as a course Director for Ontario Good Roads – C.S. Anderson School – Effective Management over the last ten years.

Participating in the community, Robin currently serves as a Board Member of the Huronia Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic and was active in Scouts Canada, holding a number of leadership positions.

Dina Barazza

Dina Barazza is the President and Chief Learning Officer of The Talent Consortium, a consulting practice specializing in human resources. Her work includes business and HR consultation, leadership, and diversity programs.  

She draws on more than 30 years of experience in business, human resources, organizational effectiveness, learning & leadership, education, sales, business development, marketing, project management and not-for-profits, to achieve ethical business & people results. 

As a trail blazer in leadership, Dina is a professional & motivational speaker. She is an advocate and voice for all who wish to further develop themselves, while focusing her efforts on women, persons with disabilities, and young professionals. 

Fraser MacNeill

Fraser has more than 12 years of experience in the Horizontal Directional Drilling field. He is thoroughly knowledgeable about HDD drilling rigs, downhole tools, tracking, drilling fluids, feasibility and risk analysis, and QA/QC. Currently, he works for LDL Directional Drilling and Tunneling Services and is a consultant and instructor at the Trenchless Institute. Previously, Fraser served as corporate product manager for Ditch Witch Eastern Canada Division (Brandt Group of Companies) and possesses a Resources Drilling and Blasting Diploma from Fleming College.

Rizwan Younis, PhD, P.Eng.

Rizwan Younis is the founder of Building Better Infrastructure and Trenchless Institute. Previously, Dr. Younis served as Technical Director at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies and managed the largest trenchless technology professional education and training program in Canada.

Dr. Younis has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure management, pipeline condition assessment, pilot projects with new technologies, infrastructure finance, and trenchless rehabilitation and installation of underground pipelines.

Before joining academia, Dr. Younis worked as a consultant on the design and construction of large-scale civil infrastructure projects in the water and highway sectors. Furthermore, he has extensive knowledge and experience in developing tender documents and carrying out bid evaluations and contract awards for World Bank and Asian Development Bank-sponsored traditional and collaborative infrastructure development projects.

Dr. Younis graduated with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and a BMath Honours (Systems Management) from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.