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Board of Directors

BBA's Board of Directors is committed to reaching the firm's ambitious objectives. The diversified expertise of its members always provides us with the drive and inspiration to improve every aspect of our business and services, day after day. We are pleased to introduce BBA's leaders.

 

Mr. Mathieu Riedl, P.Eng., Chairman of the Board Mathieu Riedl, P.Eng., MBA

Chairman of the Board

 

Mathieu Riedl is an Electrical Engineer with a master's degree in Business Administration. He holds over 20 years of experience in consulting engineering with the BBA team. Over the years, he specialized in asset management as well as power production and distribution projects for clients in the mining and renewable energy markets.

 

In 2009, determined to take on new challenges, Mr. Riedl launched the firm's geographical expansion across Canada by opening BBA's first office in Vancouver. Throughout his career, Mr. Riedl has stood out with his leadership and unequalled client service. As Director, Transmission and Distribution for the Business Development team, he is currently responsible for developing client relations and managing major accounts.

Serge Benoit, P.Eng., Director Serge Benoit, P.Eng.

Director

 

Serge Benoit started his career as a Project Leader at Kimberly Clark after earning his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at Université de Sherbrooke. In 1995, Mr. Benoit entered the field of consulting engineering when he joined BBA.

 

Benoit has played a significant role in developing one of our firm's most promising sectors: telecommunications. He has always been known for his innovative spirit and his interest in pooling everyone's expertise—technical leadership qualities he puts into practice every day in automation and in telecommunications.

Frédéric Didier, P.Eng., Director Frédéric Didier, P.Eng.

Director

 

Frédéric Didier, an electrical engineering graduate, joined BBA when he began his career in 1993. A member of the Executive Committee since 2007, he has significantly contributed to shaping and implementing BBA’s current strategic plan. Committed to providing quality deliverables to clients, Mr. Didier has developed a thorough understanding of the firm’s operations and culture.

 

As Executive Director, Eastern Canada Operations, he is responsible for the efficiency, productivity and technical quality of work carried out by our teams in Eastern Canada.

Pierre Girard, P.Eng., Director Pierre Girard, P.Eng.

Director

 

Pierre Girard is an Electrical Engineer and began his career at BBA in 1987. For over 10 years, he held the role of Discipline Lead, Electrical. As such, he was responsible for managing human and financial resources for a team of over 200 employees. He also worked on a range of projects in the energy sectors, in particular for high-power electrical grids.

 

Over the years, Mr. Girard has held a key role in implementing tools, processes and training to support BBA technical expertise. Today, as Practice Leader, Electrical and CAD, Mr. Girard ensures that innovation remains at the heart of our operations, so we can offer clients leading-edge engineering solutions. He is known for his rigour, innovative spirit and leadership.

Mr. Colin A. Hardie, Eng., Director Colin A. Hardie, P.Eng., M.Eng., MBA

Director

 

Colin Hardie has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Toronto, a master's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA (Energy and Finance) from HEC Montréal. Mr. Hardie is a Senior Process Engineer and the Director of the Mining Studies Business Line at BBA. He joined the BBA team in 2008, where he has been contributing to the growth of the Mining and Metals group. Prior to joining BBA, he spent over 15 years working in varying operating/project development roles for companies such as SGS (MinnovEX), BHP Minerals, MetSol, Hatch Associates and Noranda/Falconbridge.

 

Throughout his career, Colin Hardie has carried out mandates in Brazil, Africa, Germany and the United States. He was also Past Chairman of the Canadian Mineral Processors (a society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum). As a Board member, Mr. Hardie will be called upon to apply his vast knowledge of BBA and our firm's clients in the mining sector.

 

Glen Ichikawa, Eng., Director Glen Ichikawa, P.Eng.

Director

 

A Water Resources Engineering graduate of the University of Guelph in 1981, Glen Ichikawa holds over 36 years of experience in the field of engineering. With remarkable business acumen and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Ichikawa founded and operated two consulting engineering firms specialized in carrying out hydropower projects. One of these firms was Kawa Engineering Ltd., which was acquired by BBA in January 2016.

 

In addition to thoroughly knowing the Canadian market, Glen Ichikawa holds considerable overseas experience in diverse markets such as South America, the Caribbean and Asia. In 2014, the Clean Energy Association of B.C. awarded Mr. Ichikawa the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the clean energy industry.

Guy Janneteau, P.Eng., Director Guy Janneteau, P.Eng.

Director

 

Guy Janneteau has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been working in the manufacturing and metallurgy sectors for over 25 years. He joined the BBA team in 2008. Since his arrival, Mr. Janneteau has led numerous large-scope projects for mining and manufacturing clients.

 

Janneteau is currently Senior Department Manager, Mechanical. He is known for his versatility, sharpened awareness of client needs and high degree of flexibility.

Mr. Stéphan Landry, P.Eng., Director Stéphan Landry, P.Eng.

Director

 

Stephan Landry joined BBA in 1991 after earning his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at Université Laval. Mr. Landry is an expert in power systems design and holds over 25 years of experience in consulting engineering. He actively participated in developing young engineers and penned numerous technical training sessions for engineers and technicians from the industrial and public sectors.

 

His versatility, strategic spirit and vast field knowledge are significant assets that he utilizes when carrying out prefeasibility studies, and energy, industrial and mining projects. Mr. Landry is currently Project Manager, Technical Expert and Client Account Manager on the BBA team.


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