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.
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.
Riyaz Shivji, P.Eng.
Director, Marketing & Business Development
Over 30 years of experience in consulting engineering in the industrial sector where Riyaz has held various strategic positions. Over the years he has established a long list of business contacts which is key to his role at VTEK as the Director of Business Development. He fosters past relationships and continues to build new, sustainable business relationships. One of his key attributes at VTEK has been in developing Strategic Partnerships with like-minded businesses that collaborate with VTEK, regularly, in order to deliver a full range of service to our mutual clients. He has excelled in relationship building with suppliers, service providers, and community leaders through regular network sessions, community volunteering and participating in charity events.
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.
Health, Safety & Environment Manager
With over 18 years of experience in health and safety on large-scale construction sites, particularly in the heavy industrial and institutional sectors thought out Canada.
Her many experiences in the field gave her the title of HSE manager. She acquired her skills through various roles and functions in HSE throughout her career, including a certificate has a certified HSE trainer. One of her objectives as part of her duties is to achieve goal zero accidents on the projects on which she participates. She is a highly organized with great attention to detail who monitors and ensures compliance with the OHS standards, including health, safety and environmental statutes and regulations.
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.
Supervision of all the accounting of the organization.
Regularly required to interact with the various departments of the organization in which he evolves, he is a good communicator, pedagogue and knows how to work in a team.
His missions can be unevenly distributed in intensity over the year, he must know how to be available and flexible.
Rigor, a spirit of synthesis and precision are required to deal with files and situations that are sometimes very complex.
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.
François Hamiaux, 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.
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.