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RETURNING EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

JOHN HIBBARD
President & BEST Committee Member
Represents: Tervita Corporation

Mr. Hibbard has been the Chair of the British Columbia Environment Industry Association for the past 3 years. He sat as the Business Development Chair before taking on the role of organization chair in 2013.

Employed by Tervita since April 2008 John works as a leader of the company’s national sales team providing technical sales management for a variety of environmental services across Canada. Mr. Hibbard has industry specific experience in sales management, environmental contracting solutions and waste management systems. His thirteen years industry experience includes providing clients with a wide range of environment improvement solutions for various levels of government, consultants and private industry. John completed his Masters in Environmental Management at Royal Roads University in 2007 after obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce (Real Estate) from the University of British Columbia in 2000.

BRIAN WHITE
1st Vice President, BEST Committee Member & Government Relations Chair
Represents: McElhanney

Mr. White is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a degree in Environmental Engineering. He has more than 13 years of engineering consulting experience, providing project management and engineering design services for environmental and construction projects in
BC, Alberta and across Atlantic Canada. Brian has worked with all levels of government, First Nations and private and public corporations. Brian specializes in projects that require Phased Environmental Site Assessment, Remediation, hazardous materials, permitting, materials testing and construction management and delivery.
Brian is an active member of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and is 1st Vice-President and Government Relations Chair for the BC Environmental Industry Association.

CHRIS McCUE
Secretary & Communications Committee Chair
Represents: McCue Engineering Contractors

Chris McCue, AScT is President of McCue Engineering Contractors. He has 22 years’ experience in the design, construction and operation of wastewater treatment and contaminated site remediation technologies first as a consultant and now as a specialized remediation contractor.

Chris graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Environmental Protection Technology program in 1994. Upon graduation, Chris secured employment in environmental consulting, focusing on contaminated site management and remediation. After two years of general field experience, Chris joined a specialized Remediation Group responsible for managing site remediation projects.
Chris remained in consulting for five years before starting McCue Engineering Contractors in July of 2000. McCue specializes in the design, construction and operation of remediation systems, industrial wastewater treatment systems, mine water treatment systems, and vapour mitigation systems. Chris and his company have provided these services at mine, upstream oil and gas exploration, oil refining, oil terminal, bulk fuel storage, fuel retail, chemical manufacturing, dry cleaning, highways, landfill, pipeline and spill sites in Canada and the US.
Chris received a Distinguished Alumni Award from KPU in 2013 and continues to support the EPT Program by hiring graduates of the program.

NEW EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

LUKE DINELY
Member at Large, Re-elected – Executive
Represents : Borden Ladner Gervais

Luke Dineley is a partner in both our Insurance and Tort Liability Group and Environmental Law Group in our Vancouver office. Luke focuses his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on insurance and tort law, transportation law, and environmental law. In the area of insurance and tort law, Luke represents and advises insurance companies, manufacturers, and individuals in matters involving product liability, personal injury, motor vehicle liability, professional negligence, and coverage issues. Luke’s transportation law work includes assisting clients with matters involving ocean carriers, trucking companies, airlines, marine terminals, warehouses, and automobile manufacturers. In the area of environmental law, Luke’s experience includes representing and advising clients on a wide variety of contaminated site issues relating to both commercial and residential properties — including cost-recovery actions on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.

KATE BRANCH
Current Brownfield and BEST Committee Member – Re-elected Executive
Represents : Core6 Environmental Ltd.
Kate Branch is a partner with Core6 Environmental and has worked as an engineer in the BC consulting industry for the past 18 years. Kate obtained a biology degree from Mount Allison University and an engineering degree from University of Guelph.
Marquee projects in her career include the decommissioning of Alcan’s Kemano townsite and contaminated sites management associated with the South Fraser Perimeter Road Project. Kate enjoys projects that require multiple stakeholder collaboration and thrives on bringing differing viewpoints to the table in a respectful manner.

BOARD MEMBERS – DIRECTORS

GLEN FYFE
Business Development Committee Member
Represents : Independent Consultant

Glen Fyfe currently works as an Environmental Consultant focusing on spill response protocols within British Columbia. Glen has over 20 years water management experience in potable and process water applications within the remediation industry, municipal water and waste water, pulp and paper and the mining industry. Glen has a passion for environmental sustainability and he donates much of his time and resources to causes that promote protecting the environment and generational sustainability. When Glen is not sailing his other passion, he can be found working on the manuscript for a book he plans to publish on Low impact eco sailing in coastal British Columbia.

MIKE FARNSWORTH
Business Development Committee Chair & Best Committee Member
Represents: Keystone Environmental

Mr. Farnsworth has been employed in the environmental profession since 2000. He has over 15 years of experience in the assessment, management and remediation of industrial, commercial and undeveloped properties for clients including First Nations, Federal and Provincial government agencies, developers, property managers, petrochemical companies and real estate organizations in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Mike has been a Director on the BCEIA Board for the past three years and on the BEST organizing committee since its inception. In 2015, he accepted the role of Chair of the Business Development committee and recently lead the organizing committee to the 15th Annual BCEIA Environmental Hockey Tournament.

VIJAY LANJI
Scholarship Committee Chair (new)
Represents – Envirogreen Technologies Ltd.

Vijay Lanji is President of Envirogreen Technologies Ltd. He oversees the strategic direction of this BC-based company which specializes in providing thermal treatment solutions for hazardous waste materials. Operating for over 20 years, Envirogreen owns the only permitted hazardous waste thermal treatment facility in BC. Envirogreen’s client base extends throughout Western Canada and the Western United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Vijay joined Envirogreen as President in 2012. Before that, he served as the Northern & Special Projects Regional Manager for Quantum Murray LP, establishing a strong presence in Canada’s High Arctic. Vijay also founded AXIS Projects Inc., an environmental contracting firm, in 1995. AXIS merged with HAZCO (now Tervita) in 2001.

Some career highlights include coordinating agreements with Inuit organizations and communities to become one of the first non-Inuit firms to conduct decommissioning contracting work on Canada’s High Arctic DEW Line Sites; senior project management of several complex multi-year environmental remediation projects in Canada’s remote High Arctic; contractor of choice for Marathon Developments Coal Harbour Remediation Project (five year project involving site clean-up of approximately 100 acres of former multi-use industrial property on downtown Vancouver’s waterfront).

MICHAEL SUMAL
Communications Committee Member
Represents : AGAT Laboratories

Michael is an Environmental Business Development Representative for AGAT Laboratories where he assists clients with technical, logistical and pricing requests for BC and the Yukon Territory. Michael has been active in the environmental and mining industry since graduating from SFU with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. His first venture into the analytical laboratory was when he completed an undergraduate thesis on the acid-Base behavior of monolayers containing mercaptocarboxylic acids absorbed on gold microchips. Michael was also the president of the Chemistry Student Socitety at SFU where his leadership helped to resurrect the student union from two years of inactivity to a membership of nearly 100 students.

Michael joined the board of the BCEIA in 2015 and is involved in the communications committee where he has worked with the committee to launch the in website and redefine the appearance and marketing approach for the newsletters and other media sent to BCEIA members.

KAREN TSO
Business Development Committee Member
Represents : Maxxam Analytics

Karen Tso is an Account Manager from Maxxam with nine years of environmental consulting and analytical experiences. Karen is responsible for building and nurturing client relationships
(Environmental Consultants, Oil and Gas, Mining Companies and Government Agencies) by developing new accounts, and exploring different opportunities within existing accounts. She assists clients in achieving regulatory compliances, coordinates sales and service activities with the project team in order to achieve customer requirements and project turn-around-times, and leverages in-house technical expertise to establish client confidence.

Karen obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of British Columbia and Environmental Professional designation specializing in water quality from the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board. She is a member of the Board of Directors – Business Development of the British Columbia Environmental Industry Association. She is also a Co-Chair of the Monthly Lunch and Learn Group of Women in Mining British Columbia.
She has considerable technical experiences in environmental assessment, project management and coordination, field sampling and laboratory analysis. With her previous company, she managed surface water, fish and fish habitat, aquatics, hydrology, hydrogeology, soils and meteorology projects and implemented the associated field work at the project sites in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. She has developed numerous Construction Environmental Management Plans, Environmental Construction Operation Plans and Environmental Protection Plans as part of the environmental monitoring programs for liquefied natural gas, road/bridge, mining and hydroelectric projects across Canada since 2010.

KAREN TU
Business Development Committee Member
Represents : ALS Laboratories

Karen Tu has currently been a BCEIA board member since 2015 serving on the business development committee. She is also the Business Development Representative for BC at ALS Environmental. She brings more than eight years of work experience in the environmental industry. Her unique expertise comes from a combination of both business development and technical experience. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of British Columbia with a focus on environmental chemistry.

JASON WILKINS
Brownfield and BEST Committee Chair
Represents: Hemmera
Jason Wilkins is a Senior Environmental Scientist and Business Leader with Hemmera, and is a Contaminated Site Approved Professional in British Columbia. Jason graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in 1998 and has since amassed over 18 years of
experience in the field of environmental science in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon. His extensive knowledge of environmental science applications includes contaminated sites investigation and remediation. His skills relate specifically to investigation and assessment design and implementation, contaminant characterization, contaminant fate and transport assessment, remedial design and installations, audit recommendations, public consultations and regulatory liaison. He has successfully aided clients in obtaining Determinations, Approvals in Principal and Certificates of Compliance in British Columbia under the Environmental Management Act, and routinely aids clients in managing environmental liabilities under federal policies and procedures relating to the Canadian Council for Ministers of the Environment (CCME) guidelines.

MONTE ANIONS
Current Director and First Nations Chair – Re-elected
Represents: exp Services Inc.
Monte pursued interests in environmental consulting after education from Carleton University in Ottawa, obtaining a broad range of experience geographically and over a variety of market sectors. He has over a decade of experience regarding contaminated sites, while specializing in assisting clients to navigate the complex regulatory frameworks in order to meet their business objectives. Apart from environmental consulting, Monte enjoys outdoor sports, arts, and travel. Monte is seeking reelection to the board as a Director.

ANDREW SORENSON
Current Membership Chair – Re-elected
Represents: Thurber Engineering

Andrew has spent the past 18 years in the environmental industry, focusing primarily on contaminated sites. His experience has been primarily in the consulting sector although Andrew also spent three years with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. In 2010, Andrew became a member of the Contaminated Sites Approved Professional Society and currently sits on its Board of Directors. For the past two years, he has had the privilege of also serving on the BCEIA Board as its membership chair. In that time, the BCEIA has seen an increase in membership and have successfully re-vamped our invoicing procedures. If re-elected, Andrew intends to continue his efforts to increase the BCEIA membership base and seek additional benefits for our existing members.

BOARD MEMBERS – NEW DIRECTORS

RUSTAM PUNJA
Elected – Director
Represents: Systech Environmental Canada

Represents –Rustam is the Technical Sales Representative for alternative fuels and raw materials with Systech Environmental Corporation a LafargeHolcim Company. Rustam has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental and forest industry that includes the sale and account management as well as the management of technical sale teams. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology for UBC and an Environmental Engineering Technology/ Environmental Technology diploma from BCIT.
DAVID KETTLEWELL Elected – Director

Represents: SNC Lavalin
Mr. David Kettlewell is a Sr. Project Manager for SNC-Lavalin with over 23 years’ experience in the geological and environmental industry. Mr. Kettlewell has worked extensively in the assessment and remediation of federally and provincially regulated sites, within both the upland and marine environments. His skills include technical project planning, implementation and project management for large scale investigation and remediation projects with multiple affected media and contaminants. Mr. Kettlewell is a member of the Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals (CSAP) society in BC.

RETIRING DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

CHARLES BOIS
Retiring Executive Member – Treasurer
Represents: Miller Thomson

Charles Bois is a partner in the Vancouver Office of Miller Thomson, where he has developed a diverse legal practice that includes Energy, Mining and Natural Resources, Environmental, Commercial, and Construction and Infrastructure matters. Prior to attending law school at the University of British Columbia, Charles was employed for 20 years in the natural gas industry. In addition to providing consulting services, he held a variety of senior management positions and has experience in regulatory and environmental issues, construction of natural gas plants and pipelines, contract negotiations, marketing, systems and project management. Since becoming a lawyer, Charles has become a trusted advisor on commercial, administrative and regulatory, environmental matters (permitting, climate change, GHG emissions trading and offsets), mining, energy (oil, gas, hydro, sustainable and renewable energy projects), and construction and infrastructure matters. He has represented clients before the BC and Yukon Supreme Courts, as well as the BC Utilities Commission, the BC Oil and Gas Commission, the BC Labour Relations Board, the National Energy Board, the Alberta AEUB and the Yukon Environmental Assessment Board. In his spare time, Charles has been extensively involved in the energy industry and community activities. He regularly volunteers at a pro-bono legal clinic organized by the Access to Justice Society and is a regular instructor at the Law Society of British Columbia’s Professional Legal Training Course. He is an active member of many energy industry associations and has coached children’s soccer and baseball. In addition serving as a Director of BCEIA, he has also served as a Director of the nonprofit Canadian Institute of Energy (BC), a director of: the nonprofit Naval Officers Association of British Columbia, the nonprofit Langley Community Music School; St. Andrews Hall, a Presbyterian College; and was a provincially appointed director to the College of Applied Biologists.

GEORGE (BUD) IVEY
Retiring Executive Member – 2nd Vice President
Represents: Ivey International Inc.

George (Bud) Ivey is the President and Senior Remediation Specialist with Ivey International Inc. of Vancouver, Canada. He has over twenty-eight years of environmental remediation experience, and has worked on more than 1500 environmental projects internationally.

His multi-disciplinary education background includes: Organic Chemistry, Geological Engineering, and a Master’s Certification in Project Management. Among some of his more noticeable accomplishments include:

  • He holds several International Patents;
    • Has received many International Environmental Awards (Globe, Frost & Sullivan, MISTIC, Environmental Business Journal, and Roy F. Weston Awards);
    • Has developed several innovative remediation technologies for air, soil, water and groundwater remediation;
    • Is currently working on several high-profile remediation projects globally; and
    • Sits as a the 2nd VP on BCEIA Board (Retiring in May 2016)

LORETTA LI
Retiring Education Committee Member
Represents: University of British Columbia

Dr. Li’s research focuses on the fundamentals of the fate and transport of contaminants in subsurface soils. The results are contributing to better understanding of mechanisms of contamination and migration of contaminants in the environment, environmental risk, and how to protect human health and our environment. Outputs from her work are being used to develop remediation/treatment technologies.

Working closely with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other research associates, Dr. Li has investigated a wide range of problems which are fundamental in nature, but which have practical application. Some of the topics studied in the recent past include factors leading to the spread of brominated and fluorinated contaminants in the environment, and how they migrate and are transformed to by-products in surface and subsurface soils; volatile organic compound migration and intrusion into building slabs; partitioning and fate of poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); and mobility, partitioning and fate of heavy metals along highways. Applications studied include development of a novel sustainable method of removing heavy metals from acid rock drainage with regeneration of sorbents, development of a novel sorbent from solid waste for contaminated water treatment, landfill liners and clay mineral applications. She has also worked on reduction of red mud tailings generated in the Bayer Process, development of mud tailing disposal techniques, environmental monitoring and assessment. Many of the projects are motivated by direct environmental and industrial interests. Her research is funded by governmental and industrial sources.

Dr. Li is also involved, often in collaboration with researchers from other departments, industry and government, in the factors leading to the drinking water pipe corrosion and water quality, extraction of nutrients and contaminants from surface water runoffs, removal of contaminants from waste streams and sediments, and development of unique clay resources of British Columbia.

KEVIN PENDREIGH
Retiring Director at Large
Represents: SLR Consulting

Mr. Pendreigh oversees SLR’s land and water service line comprising site assessment and remediation, hydrogeology and hydrology, and risk assessment and toxicology disciplines. He is a certified environmental auditor with over 28 years of experience in the environmental industry, primarily in western Canada. He has extensive experience leading liability assessments and both compliance and EMS audit teams. He has coordinated and routinely manages and reviews major site investigation, remediation, environmental monitoring and auditing/due diligence assessment projects in BC, the Yukon, and across Canada in most industry sectors. His responsibilities have included extensive liaison with public and regulatory agencies. Kevin has contributed to the environmental industry via participation at the board level at associations such as the EMA of BC and, more recently, the BCEIA.

DAVID ROGERS
Retiring Chair of Hazardous Waste Committee
Represents : BC HAZMAT Management Ltd.

Dave Rogers, President of BC HAZMAT Management Ltd. is provincially recognized as an expert in hazardous waste management and emergency response, and federally recognized as an expert in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods. His current roles include Senior
Safety / HazMat Instructor, Safety Auditor, EPA Certified Building Inspector and Senior Incident Commander.

Mr. Rogers has been teaching Environmental Safety Programs for over 30 years. As well as his role with BC HAZMAT Management Ltd., he is currently an Instructor at the University of Victoria teaching Health Protection Technology and Hazardous Waste Management as part of the Continuing Education Diploma program in Occupational Health and Safety. Dave was instrumental in curriculum development for these and many other related courses.

Dave is involved on the board or in an active member role for many organizations including BC Fire Chiefs Association (1975 to date), Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (Past President), Better Business Bureau (Board member) and the Chair of the Hazardous Waste Committee (2006 – current). Dave is seeking a 3rd 2 year term to be elected as a member of the BCEIA Executive.

TIM STEMP
Retiring – Director at Large
Represents : Quantum Murray LP

Tim Stemp is the Senior Vice President & General Manger of QM Environmental’s National Remediation Operations and has over 30 years of experience in the Environmental/Civil Engineering and construction sectors. He is a Certified Engineering Technician and obtained a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria.

Tim has managed or sponsored hundreds of environmental remediation projects through his career including some of the largest, complex remedial projects in Canada such as Rock Bay, Yarrows Ship Yard, and the Pacific Environmental Center. In his current role he has also sponsored or overseen mining remediation/reclamation projects across the country in Ontario, Manitoba, BC and the Yukon. These projects range from the removal, transfer or consolidation of waste rock and or tailings, to the installation of impermeable and passive reactive barrier walls, and the placement of liners or cover to improve hydro-geological or geo-chemical conditions on site including the first large scale use of a Bituminous Geo-membrane Cover system at a mine in Canada. His Career has also included the completion of hundreds of environmental site assessments, remedial action plans and environmental audits in the USA, Mexico and across Canada.

Tim has served on several community and industry boards & committees.