Viet N. Tran, P.Eng.
President / CEO
Viet Tran is the founder and owner of VTEK. He has more than 30 years of engineering and construction experience in the Oil and Gas Industry to the benefit of VTEK’s customers. Viet’s vision is for VTEK to be the “Industry Leader of Choice”. He is committed to fit-for-purpose engineering solutions and ensure the culture within VTEK delivers a safe, high quality product that brings value to each and every client. With his executive leadership Viet is responsible for the day to day activities of VTEK with the highly skilled team of professionals to execute the work to meet project and business objects. This includes sustainability, growth and most important ensure the team achieves “GOAL ZERO – ZERO HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND ZERO HARM TO PEOPLE”. Maintaining strong client relationships through state of the art high quality design, with value to our clients in a safe efficient manner is a core value and objective.
Vice President Strategy Business Development
Carl Gadoury is a Senior manager with over 30 years' experience in the oil and gas sector. Carl has occupied management position with Construction, fabrication, EPC and engineering companies. His overall experience in all the steps of the project cycle brings insight and value added to project execution and development.
Carl has participated in some of the largest Oil and Gas projects in Eastern Canada and has establish a solid reputation in overall project execution . Devoted to his customers satisfaction and always striving to bring value and safety to all the project undertaken.
Carl has been with VTEK for over 13 years growing the business from a startup engineering company to a reputable force in the industry with the same core values as VTEK founder to be a fit for purpose engineering service provider. Carl is now VP Business development for Eastern Canada and working hard to grow VTEK presence in the Oil and Gas and industrial sectors.
Michel Trudelle, P.Eng.
Vice President Strategic Development & General Manager
Passionate and energetic professional engineer involved in the industrial and consulting sector for 30 years. Recognized for his accomplishments in Capex projects, business development and corporate affairs as a committed executive.
As a hands-on proven leader, he brings expertise and ownership to VTEK that spans across commercial management, technical leadership, coaching and mentoring, business communications and marketing. He fosters cohesive working relationships with clients, partners, and stakeholders in a wide range of circumstances. Being resourceful and animated by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, he envisions strategic plans that contributes to plant owners’ operational performance.
Sr. Vice President, Western Canada
Comprehensive Construction/Project Management in a variety of industrial markets with over 35 years of experience managing and leading brown and green field projects to safe and successful execution. David has A ‘Goal Zero’ mindset and commitment to HSE in design and execution to ensure the healthy and welfare of people and the environment is always maintained. David has advanced project and construction management experience and methodologies to execute work rigorously and efficiently with the prudent application of best practices, continuous improvement, change management and lean principles. David has a strong business acumen to strategized lead and managed VTEK’s Western Canadian operations.
Marco Colasurdo, P.Eng.
A Professional Engineer, Project Manager and now Director of Engineering with several years of industry experience. Lead projects at various phases of the development process from front-end engineering design to start-up and commissioning. A very motivated leader with goal-oriented values managing engineering teams and construction activities. Managed a portfolio of projects executed at different cities across Canada. He has also opened, managed and help expand the Edmonton Regional Office for VTEK.
Human Resources Manager
Graduated from University of Montreal in 2006 in Industrial Relations with 14 years of experiences in Human Resources.
Victor joined VTEK as Human Resource Director to support all four offices across Canada by finding potential talent to support VTEK engineering needs.
Senior health and safety manager with extensive experience in major international projects and in Canada. Expertise developed on the implementation of risk register for one or more construction projects. Personality very focused on communication, coaching and team work.
Contract and Procurement Manager
BSc graduate of McGill University with additional courses at the UNAM in Mexico DF.
Over thirty years of experience in the procurement of goods and services as well as logistics.
As VTEK’s first Procurement Manager, instrumental in implementing procurement policies and procedures.
Strong individual contributor as well as a passionate team player.
Michel Charabaty, P.Eng., PMP
Project Controls Manager
Presently a Project Controls Manager with more than 20 years of experience in project controls, construction and project management of various Civil & Building projects and Refinery industrial complexes in Canada and the Middle East. Extensive expertise in implementing project controls techniques, technical and construction execution planning and project management starting from Front End Engineering Design to procurement and construction for turn-key mega projects.
Cuong V. Nguyen
Information Technology Manager
Cuong is responsable for the company IT infrastructure, and his role is to ensure that the existing office and associated systems are fully fonctional at all times.
He is also involved in recommending and implementing new systems and upgrades as appropriate.
He has experience with IT infrastructure, cloud migration and building scalable applications for enterprise customers.
Cuong has proven ability in designing solutions, executing and delivering IT projects that reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
Duy Sinh Nguyen
A Professional financial accountant, more than 20 years of experience in construction and manufacturing sectors.
Has joined VTEK in 2019 as Controller to implement internal control procedures and to supervise the accounting department.
François Hamieux, P.Eng.
Process Engineering Manager
Lead of Process Engineering Group as an engineer with over 22 years of experience in heavy industries (chemical, petrochemical, energy, pulp and paper, Mining and Metallurgy). For projects and studies involving process troubleshooting, debottlenecking, optimization or modifications for new process.
Jean Pierre Cyr, M.Ing./P.Eng.
Mechanical Engineering Manager
Mr. Jean-Pierre Cyr has over 20 years of experience as a mechanical engineer and pipe engineer.
At VTEK for the past two years, our Mechanical Engineering Manager Jean-Pierre Cyr has solid technical experience in industrial environment, mostly in the domain of petrochemical, mining & metallurgy.
Goal-oriented and results driven, Jean-Pierre Cyr are the key player for her client and partner and be part of the success of VTEK.
Gerry Shand, P.Eng.
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Manager
Electrical, instrumentation and controls engineer with over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of roles including: design, construction support, team building and management. Gerry has worked in a large number of industries, in environments including plants, factories, field assignments, and vendor/manufacturing facilities.
Civil & Structural Engineering Manager
Terry Baumber is a senior structural engineer with vast experience in detailed engineering of industrial structures as well as the development of preliminary and feasibility studies. He has significant experience in the mining and metals, aluminium and metallurgy industries. He has diverse experience with structural steel and concrete design for both brownfield and greenfield projects, including steel buildings, equipment supports, pile foundation, concrete tanks, and building foundations. He also has significant experience in maintenance projects where fit to purpose engineering is essential.
Craig Kember, P.Eng.
Toronto Regional Manager
Craig Kember is an engineering project manager with over 12 years of consulting and design engineering experience in piping engineering and construction management roles. Craig has led the development and growth of the Toronto VTEK office for over 5 years. In that time he has managed projects that range in budget up to $20M for a variety of clients across multiple industries.
Justin Lefrancois, P.Eng.
Moncton Regional Manager
Professional Engineer with just under 20 years of industry experience. Having worked in an oil refinery, has acquired solid expertise in project management, rotating equipment, instrumentation and control systems, as well as concise knowledge of equipment integrity. Recognized as a group leader, skilled problem identifier and troubleshooter. Demonstrated quick learning abilities with a keen mechanical instinct.
Amir Ghods, P.Eng., MBA, PMP
Vancouver Regional Manager
A highly skilled Professional Manager focused on multiple successful upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas, EPCM projects with an inclusive background in analysis and consolidation of multidisciplinary engineering on procurement, construction services, and field services. Amir’s +20 years of experiences on versatile capital and operational projects around the world and North America has empowered him to implement very successful projects for major key international clients. He has a proven business acumen and comprehensive Program and Project development skills.