“AKRON’s focus is on ensuring our clients’ projects are completed safely and within planned cost, quality and schedule.”
Akron strives to conduct its business that ensures the protection of the environment we lived in.
Our approach to business is guided by commitments to the following principles: Leadership, Inclusivity, Transparency, Integrity, Stewardship and Continuous Improvement. Our business faces many challenges and opportunities. Due to their direct impact on us and our stakeholders, we have prioritized the following issues that need to be addressed:
- Health, Safety & Quality;
- Resource Consumption; and
- Energy & Water conservation.
This policy will apply to all projects managed by our organization. Staff and contractors are expected to uphold objectives under this policy to the fullest extent possible within prevailing budgets and to inform management of financial and other barriers to achieving goals. We acknowledge, that we have limited influence over third parties whose projects we may support but may have limited controls, on the overall management of the projects. While we cannot control the decisions of these parties, we commit to educating them of our policy and encourage them to align operating practices with policy objectives. Our attention to environmental, social and economic responsibility includes working within the law and voluntarily exceeding legal requirements in order to be innovative and demonstrate leadership on the issues that are important to us and our stakeholders including the community. As we design experiences, execute projects and evaluate our success we are able to choose every day in big and small ways how our actions and words build a better quality of life for our employees, clients, project teams, and suppliers.
- Reward stakeholders for their investment;
- Reward our people for their efforts;
- Provide the funds to support future operations and company growth; and
- Provide a stable and enjoyable workplace for the entire team.
In compliance with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta’s (APEGA) requirements, Akron implements APEAG’s Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) to assure the following are applied on all Akron’s practice
- Technical competence;
- Quality control procedures;
- Compliance with relevant codes and regulations;
- Adherence to documentation guidelines;
- Akron’s organization structure; and
- Lines of Professional responsibilities.
Akron is committed to upholding high ethical standers in accordance with APEGA’s Ethics Code and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s (RMWB) Workplace Inclusion Charter.
This PPMP is meant to ensure professional conduct through the organization, thus; serving the public interest and upholding the public trust in the engineering profession. By maintaining a culture of professionalism; we serve our clients in an atmosphere of confidence and trust.
Akron’s organizational structure consists of senior management and our in-house administrative/technical staff. Considering Akron’s small size; we regularly enlist the services of external consultants; thus, our organizational structure might differ, depending on the nature of any given project.
When an external consultant is needed to supplement in-house resources, it is the responsibility of the assigned project coordinator to liaise between Akron and the external consultant.
Dennis M. Heinzlmeir, P.Eng.
Marketing & Operations Director
Dennis Heinzlmeir, P.Eng., is a maintenance, engineering and business process professional with more 30 years of experience working in the maintenance, EPC, training, and management consulting industries. He has an extensive business background, including all aspects of M&R, engineering, quality management, lean execution principles and techniques, asset management, project management, and safety. He has conducted FMEA and RCM studies and tracked the effectiveness of maintenance activities and tactics.
Nayef Mahgoub, P.Eng., MBA
Founder and Managing Director of Akron Engineering, Nayef, a senior engineer with 30+ years of extensive experience in civil, geotechnical, structural, and environmental engineering, reliability, projects management, coaching, and business development areas. Recognized for strong technical/teaching skills, client relationship management and business development skills. A proven expert in the development and implementation of sustainability, cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives.
Russell P. Wong, CET, AGDPM, MBA
Supply Chain Director
As a Principal Consultant, Russell has developed and implemented management operating procedures including procurement and vendor management in accordance to ISO9001 Quality Management Systems certification. He has a proven ability to develop and lead a SCM organization that will be best-in-class by way of processes, supplier development, cost improvements, sourcing strategies, supplier quality, and supplier performance.
Ashraf Abdel Halim, P.Eng., MEng.
Overseas Operations Director
Co-founder with over 27 years’ experience handling Engineering and Construction projects. With 22 years experience in leading Civil Engineering and Construction Project Management positions. Main duties included hiring, managing and training of engineering staff, technical coordination between design and construction offices, liaison with municipalities, chasing utility connections and site service for projects.
Ehab Hamza, P.Eng.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Ehab has 14+ years of civil engineering experience, during which, he managed numerous geotechnical investigations and foundation design for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential developments. He has worked on projects involving dynamic loads, heavy foundation loads, slope stability analysis and problematic soils. Ehab has spent four years as a consultant engineer for a US based company, working with a programming team to develop a commercial structural design software
Scott Truman, P.Eng.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Scott has a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering with over 10 years of diverse experience. Expert on electrical construction, infrastructure, project engineering and management. Experienced in creating electrical engineering drawings, IFC, EHT Preparing and maintaining resource loading, 90 day, and job completion schedules, electrical and instrumentation estimate packages and leading groups of people upwards of 50.
Moe ElRefaei, P.Eng.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Mr. Refaei is a Professional Engineer with a specialized expertise in Power System Electrical Engineering with extensive experience in MV / LV power generation and distribution systems. He has hands-on knowledge of Protection Relays, Transformers, Metering, Primary and Secondary Switchgears, Motors and Motor Control Centers (MCC), UPS, Battery and Battery Chargers, E-Houses, etc.
Sohail Ahmad, P.Eng., MBA
Process Safety Engineer
Over 19 years of experience in the field of Environment, Health , Safety and Process Safety Management (PSM) in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry. Enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated leader in Safety and Process Safety who performs effectively under pressure and thrives on challenges is ready to work as a consultant in field of Environment, Safety & Process Safety Management.
Mohammad Eassa P.Eng.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mr. Essa is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer with APEGA who has over 15 years of experience in Design, QA/QC, RT, UT, PT, MT API 510, 570, 1169 and Construction of municipal buildings, gas plants, pipelines, Electrical Power Stations, petrochemical and oil Refinery and Oil sand industries projects.
Rodolfo Macias, AAA, MRAIC
Rodolfo is highly skilled in building technologies, interior design, architectural area planning and drafting. He is Proficient in hand sketching drafts and computer assisted drawings. He has an exceptional counseling and leadership skills. He possess distinctive qualities to maneuver challenges and realize objectives.
Farhan Khan, P.Eng.
Senior Civil Engineer
Bs.c in civil engineering and graduated with Degree in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering Design from McMaster University, experience of civil construction, contract administrator, QA/QC, project management, project coordination Over 15 years of experience in various areas including Municipal Infrastructure. projects such as, watermain & sewer projects, Transmission line project management, client liaison, site inspection, contract administration, structural design and analysis.
Samah Beniameen, EIT
Junior Mechanical Engineer
Samah Beniameen is a focused, objective orientated mechanical engineer with a vast amount of experience in her field. She shows great drafting skills obtained through years of designing. She can read and interpret plans and specifications recognizing technical requirements. She has conducted many other building assessments and site visit inspections, giving her relevant experience. She provides some recommendations of alternate methods of construction to meet the intent of each related code.
Mechanical Project Management Support
Kinjal has bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat Technological University in India. He is working as a Junior Mechanical Specialist and pursuing EIT status with APEGA. He specializes in building proposals and coordinating from project start to project completion.
Amr Shalkamy, EIT
Amr has over seven years of experience in transportation engineering. He possesses wide experience in road safety, road design, and traffic operations. He has worked on several projects in Alberta and has successfully delivered design packages and technical reports to many stakeholders and partners. He always uses his excellent technical and writing skills to prepare winning RFP submittals. Amr has wide experience working with transportation software including AutoCAD, Civil3D, and Synchro.
Azmi Hussain, FCMI CCM LBBP®API 510, API 653, CWB Level 2, CSWIP 3.1 (Level 2), ISO Lead Auditor, Co-Founder & Sr. Director – HSEQ & Corporate Services A Senior Director with extensive project quality management & inspection, in-service and integrity inspection in oil and gas capital and sustainable projects, corporate quality, health, safety and environment management, business process improvements, and strategic business development. Recognized for strong client relationship management and leadership skills. A proven expert in the development and implementation of corporate sustainability, cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives. .
Senior Civil EngineerWith a seasoned professional blending problem-solving engineering capability with business initiative particularly in renewable energy and small business research, leveraging on over 28 years of progressive engineering and management experiences for efficiency, sustainability and profitability. Launched a rethink on renewable energy in natural resources in water, wind and solar energy exploitation in retrofitted into regulatory /permitting approval processes in prospecting agro-based and mining business development. Retrofitted energy management into localized resource management that benefited the municipality in various creative engagement in the municipality and professional circles in terms of infrastructural advisory participation for urbanization and sub divisional development.
Marcel Zulic, M.Sc., I.W.E., P.Eng
Welding EngineerWith 25+ years of industrial Professional welding engineering experience, holds M.Sc., Master of Science in Welding Engineering from University of Alberta, B.Sc., Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Sarajevo and he is also I.W.E., International Welding Engineer. His projects in the oil & gas industry included Suncor’s Firebag Oil Sands, Suncor’s Mildred Lake Coker Unit, Opti’s SAGD project at Long Lake, Shell’s Albian Expansion Project 1, CNRL Horizon, IOL Kearl, Statoil’s Hydro, Husky Sunrise, Meg Energy Christina Lake, Keyera, Plain Midstream, Conoco Philips, and Cenovus Energy, and pipeline projects in the USA with Shell’s Apalachia pipeline and Kinder Morgan in-service pipeline. Marcel has extensive experience working with engineering welding companies in developing new and revising existing welding procedure specifications WPS.
Corporate Social Responsibility
AKRON Engineering Consultants Group Ltd. has progressed significantly since its inception in 2015 and the support from the local community in Fort McMurray played a significant part in this transformation. As part of the ongoing effort to be a good corporate citizen, Akron Engineering has participated in various series of community volunteering work that will allow for beneficial changes in the community we live in. The following are efforts completed by Akron Engineering:
Habitat for Humanity Wood Buffalo
Language Training Program for Apprentices
Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC)
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, Fort Mcmurray Branch
Keyano Business Support Program
Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce (FMCOC)
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