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


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. He presently holds the position of President of CCIL.

Vice President

Randy Neumann

Randy Neumann, B. Sc., is the General Manager, Alberta and currently Vice President of Western Canada Operations at Exova Canada Inc. He has worked in the environmental field for over 30 years. Mr. Neumann is the Director of the Environmental and Life/Sciences Division at CCI


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.

Chair, 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.

Chair, 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.

Doug Cox

Doug Cox, P. Eng. FEC, is a Principal based in Edmonton, Alberta, with AMEC Foster Wheeler, one of the world's leading environmental and engineering consulting organizations. Mr. Cox has over 40 years of design, consulting, and management experience and is a recently named director to the CCIL Board.

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).

Michael Maher

Michael Maher, Ph.D., is a Principal and Senior Pavement Design and Materials Engineer with Golder Associates, based in their Greater Toronto Area office in Whitby, Ontario. He has over 30 years of consulting and design experience in providing engineering services mainly for highway networks and airports. Mr. Maher is currently a Director of the Geotechnical and Construction Materials Division at CCIL.

Gilbert McIntee

Gibert G. McIntee, P. Eng., is the Director at St. Lawrence Testing & Inspection Co. Ltd. He is the chairman of many Laboratory Certification Committees throughout Canada and has received two Recognition Awards for leadership and dedication to service to the Independent Testing Industry. Mr. McIntee is the chairman of the Geotechnical and Construction Materials Division at CCIL.

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.

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 35 years of experience in the areas of asphalt, concrete and soils, and has provided expert testimony for numerous litigation cases, OMB hearings and environmental tribunals. Mr. Walker is a founding Director of CCIL, and represents CCIL on various committees, notably the Concrete Certification Committee and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's Cost Recovery Advisory Group.