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Executive Director

Alnoor (Al) Nathoo, P. Eng.

Alnoor (Al) Nathoo is the Executive Director at CCIL. Mr. Nathoo has been an active participant in CCIL and previously the Canadian Testing Association (CTA). He is a materials engineering consultant who recently retired from Peto MacCallum Ltd. after 36 years of continuous service, including four years as President of the firm. He served on the Board of CCIL for approximately 20 years, including two years as President. He also served as Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer of CCIL, Chair of the CCIL / Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) Liaison Committee, and Chair of the CTA Asphalt Certification Program Administration Committee.  Mr. Nathoo was also very actively involved on behalf of Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) and CCIL in the MTO re-engineering and outsourcing review process.

 

Board of Directors

President

Gordon H. Leaman

Gordon H. Leaman, P.Eng., is a Senior Materials Engineer with Stantec Consulting Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Gordon has managed one of the largest private concrete testing and research laboratories in Eastern Canada and provides consulting services to a wide variety of clients in various sectors including other offices of Stantec in Canada and the United States. He has been involved in numerous laboratory and field investigations on alkali aggregate reactivity, concrete durability, and high performance concrete including Confederation Bridge, Hibernia GBS, and Hebron GBS.

For over 15 years Gordon volunteered as the chair of the Plant Certification and Technical Committee for the Atlantic Concrete Association. He is past president and board member of ACI International Atlantic Chapter as well as the Design and Construction Institute of Nova Scotia.  Gordon is co-vice chair of the technical committee for CSA Standards A23.1 and A23.2, and chair for CSA A283, Qualification code for concrete testing laboratories.  He also represents the consulting community on Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewals' technical committee on concrete.

Gordon joined the CCIL board in 2012; becoming President in 2015.


Immediate Past President

Jeffrey Pike

Jeff Pike is the Director of Eastern Canada Operations for ALS Environmental, one of the largest environmental testing firms in the world. Mr. Pike has worked in the environmental field for over 35 years and has been actively involved in environmental engineering, field sampling and laboratory operations/management.

 



 

 

 

Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer

Blair Colquhoun

Blair Colquhoun is the President of Paracel Laboratories Ltd., a full service environmental and indoor air quality laboratory company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has served as a CCIL Director for 2 years, including time as the Chairman of the Environmental/Life Sciences Division. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer of CCIL.

 

Chairman, Environmental/Life Sciences Division

Barry Loescher

Barry Loescher, Ph. D., is the Quality Systems Specialist at Maxxam Analytics where he has been since 2006. He has 30 years experience in environmental analysis, environmental regulations, laboratory management, business development, and quality assurance. Mr. Loescher is currently the Chairman of the Environmental/Life Sciences Division at CCIL.

 

 

 

 

 

Chairman, Geotechnical/Construction Materials Division

Doug Otto

Doug Otto, C.E.T. is the Vice President of Technical Services at TBT Engineering Limited in Thunder Bay, Ontario. TBT Engineering Limited is the largest independently owned Engineering firm in Northwestern Ontario. Doug is responsible for providing technical and project management services for many of TBT Engineering's divisions. Doug is also Manager of Drilling Services at TBT Engineering and has over 20 years of experience in the Geotechnical and Construction Materials sector. Mr. Otto has been recently named chairman of the Geotechnical and Construction Materials Division at CCIL.

 

 

 

Chairman, Conformity Assessment Division

Tony Araujo

Tony Araujo is Vice-President of Paragon Systems Testing, a product testing and development technical centre, and has over 37 years of product and materials testing experience serving automotive, electronics, nuclear and high-technology manufacturers throughout North America.

 

 

 

 

 


Director, Certification Programs

Gilbert McIntee

Gilbert G. McIntee, P. Eng. is the President of St. Lawrence Testing and Inspection Co. Ltd.  He is the chairman of many Laboratory Certification Committees throughout Canada and has received three Recognition Awards for leadership and dedication to service to the Independent Testing Industry.   Mr. McIntee  is a member of the Geotechnical and Construction Materials Division, a director of CCIL and a member of the CCIL Management Committee.

 

 

 

 


Director, Environmental/Life Sciences Division

David Hope

David Hope has been active in the environmental laboratory business for 30 years and is a recognized expert in the analysis of trace organic pollutants. He is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Rim Laboratories, an environmental lab specializing in the ultra-trace analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

 

 

 

 

Director, Environmental/Life Sciences Division

Randy Neuman

Randy Neumann, B.Sc., is the Division Director of Element Environmental Americas.  Randy has 39 years of experience with analytical laboratories, working in increasingly senior positions from laboratory technician, Quality manager, Operations manager, Vice President and finally Division Director of a large international testing organization, Element. Randy has a B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Alberta.

 

 

 

 

Director, Geotechnical and Construction Materials Division

Michael Maher

Michael Maher, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a Principal and Specialist Pavement and Materials Engineer with Golder Associates Ltd., based in Whitby, Ontario.  Michael has 38 years of consulting and design experience in Canada and internationally, providing engineering services related mainly to pavement evaluation and rehabilitation design; construction quality control and quality assurance; road asset management; and construction materials performance and premature failures.  He has acted as a Forensic Engineering Investigator and Expert Witness in a number of legal cases. He has published/presented over 70 technical papers mainly dealing with engineering and construction materials and performance. He is a Past President of CCIL.  

 

 

 

Director, Geotechnical and Construction Materials Division

David Smith

Dave Smith is a Principal of Levelton Consultants Ltd in Richmond, BC and has over eight years of experience consulting on major concrete materials engineering projects in British Columbia. He is also manager of Levelton's Concrete and Aggregate Laboratory. He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for CCIL.

 

 

 

 

Director, Geotechnical and Construction Materials Division

Stephen Walker

Stephen Walker, P. Eng., is a Principal with the Paterson Group in Ottawa, Ontario, and manages the Materials Testing Division in the Ottawa and North Bay offices. He has over 40 years of experience in the areas of asphalt, concrete and soils, and has provided expert testimony for numerous litigation cases, Ontario Municipal Board hearings and environmental tribunals. Mr. Walker is a founding Director and a Past President of CCIL, and represents the Association on various committees, most notably the MTO Liaison Committee, the Concrete Certification Program Administration Committee, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's Cost Recovery Advisory Group.

 

 

 

Director, Geotechnical and Construction Materials Division

Trevor Gluck

Trevor Gluck, P. Eng., is an Associate based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with Amec Foster Wheeler, one of the world's leading environmental and engineering consulting organizations. He is also the company's Overall Materials Practice Area Lead for the Americas Region, and has over 20 years of design, consulting, and management experience.