Celebrating 30 years of engineering excellence.

Harold A. Dibben, P.Eng.
Engineering Manager

B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) University of Leeds, England
Registered CWB Welding Engineer
Member: APEO, APEGGA, APENS, CSCE, Designated Consulting Engineer

Harold has extensive off-shore and local experience with large steel structures and bulk handling systems design involving: Design of conveyors including support structures, galleries and foundations / Layout of material handling systems / Design of shiploaders, stackers and related facilities / Design of storage silos and associated load-out facilities.

David J. Jesse
Projects & Marketing Manager

David has extensive and varied knowledge pertaining to the design of bulk material handling systems, mineral processing, stockpile reclaiming, port systems and the associated structures involved with each. The former project manager and estimator has been involved with projects from the conceptual/feasibility stage right through completion of the detailed engineering. David’s project experience is global, handling a myriad of materials from fine abrasive particulates to large ores.

Thomas A. Coates, P.Eng.
Business Manager

B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Member: APEO

Tom has a broad base of experience in the manufacturing and bulk material handling field involving:

Electrical upgrade of existing plants / Control system design / Power distribution design and protection / Shiploading and unloading systems / General conveying systems / PLC control system design, programming and commissioning / Commercial service design / Load surveys.

Attila E. Barbacsy, P.Eng.
Chief Engineer

Dipl.-Ing. (Structural Engineering) Budapest, Hungary
Member: APEO, APEGBC, OIQ, NAPEG, Designated Consulting Engineer
Licensed in the following U.S. States: AK, AL, AZ, CA, FL, IN, KY, MI, MD, MO, NE, PA, NC, OR, TX, WI, WV

Attila possesses extensive experience in structural design for bulk material handling systems and equipment, including shiploaders, stackers and reclaimers; for buildings and for material storage structures. His experience covers a broad geography both in North America and overseas. He is also experienced in reinforced and prestressed concrete design.

Arnold P. Hoekstra, P.Eng.
Civil Engineer

B.Eng. (Civil Engineering) Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Member: APEO, CSCE
Registered Ontario Building Code Designer (Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing)

Arny has a solid background in the development of industrial, commercial and residential building projects including structural and civil design requirements for new buildings and structural audits and modifications of existing buildings. Arny also has extensive experience in site plan layout, municipal services design and land development.

Gary W. Lewis
Material Handling Specialist (retired)

With over 35 years in the bulk material handling field, Gary has been involved with all aspects of the conveying of bulk materials from conceptual design to commissioning.

Industries served include Power, Mining, Pulp and Paper Feed and Grain, Aggregate, Coal, Cement and other process industries.

His experience includes: System Equipment Selection and Design / Estimating / Sales / Project Management / Quality Assurance / Construction Supervision / Training / Commissioning. Gary introduced the pipe conveyor concept to Canada and was involved in the engineering and project management for many installations in Canada and overseas.

Warren R. Vaughan, P.Eng.
Civil / Structural Engineer (retired)

B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
M.B.A. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Member: APEO, Designated Consulting Engineer

Bill has more than 4 decades of experience in the bulk material handling industry covering both the design and the management of projects. His background covers the design of large structures and bulk material handling systems and equipment. Bill has extensive knowledge of self-unloading systems for marine applications and has designed many self-unloading ships and barges.

Al Wallis, P.Eng.
Electrical Engineer (retired)

Member: APEO, OEQ, IEEE

Al has over 30 years experience providing design and management services to the bulk handling, resource and process manufacturing sectors involving:

Industrial power distribution and facilities design, control system design, project management, evaluation of existing installations, construction supervision, commissioning and training.