2018 Board of Directors
Alex Mitro, P.Eng., LEED
As a project manager, Alex is responsible for the management of a mechanical design team. He is responsible for projects from the proposal stage, through design until completion. With twelve years of experience in Consulting Engineering and eight years prior in the construction trade, Alex brings his practical experience to his design projects ensuring that high quality designs are completed according to applicable building codes. Alex specializes in variety of building types including office, educational, industrial, health care, commercial, retail, casino, and high-rise residential projects.
Alex’s role focuses in the management of his design team and ensuring that clients expectations are exceeded and projects are delivered in a timely manner. The teams focus is providing cost effective, energy efficient, sustainable mechanical designs, often challenging what has been done with what can be done better. His strong interpersonal and communication skills allow him to effectively communicate with clients and members of the entire design team. Alex’s ability to resolve conflicts and troubleshoot mechanical systems makes him a valuable asset to our team. He is extremely organized at assisting with project management.
Alex joined the Board of Directors in 2013 and has been the president since 2015.
Laurance Rumble, RIBA
Laurence is a multiple award winning British RIBA Chartered Architect with experience spanning over 25 years in British Columbia, UK and South East Asia. Specializing in transit projects, he has also been involved in residential, commercial and retail projects of all sizes, including both new build and renovations.
Laurence is an experienced Project Manager with a proven track record of working well with teams of design professionals, clients, and contractors to deliver high quality results and innovative solutions to complex challenges.
Ahmet Ozata, P.Eng. LEED AP
Ahmet has been on the board of directors at the PSMA for his second term as Treasurer.
Philip O’Neill, P.Eng, C.Eng.
Philip O’Neill has over 19 years of experience and is an Associate with AES Engineering. Philip is a time served fully qualified Electrician with Merit. In addition to his trade qualifications, Philip holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Services Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Electrical Services and Energy Management. Philip has expertise in the electrical design and project management for a variety of projects, ranging from retail, commercial, institutional, industrial, transportation, and public sector buildings. He is also the published author of the book titled; “An Examination of the Energy Used with General Office Lighting”.
Philip specializes in the transportation sector and as the name of his book suggests, he has a keen interest in sustainable design solutions and energy efficiency. Over the years Philip has broadened his expertise to include electrical design and project management for a variety of projects, ranging from transportation, commercial, institutional, industrial, and public sector buildings.
Philip believes in developing strong, successful, and most of all, a trusted relationship between himself and his clients by applying the highest levels of Electrical Engineering and Project Management to achieve a valued and successful outcome for all of the projects he undertakes.
Philip has been on the board since 2017.
Damien Stoneham, P.Eng,PMP, CSBA, LEED AP
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
Damien is an Associate with RJC’s Structural Engineering team in Vancouver. He has been practicing structural engineering for over 18 years, the last 10 of which have been in BC.
Highly driven and personable with a passion for client service, teamwork, and problem solving, Damien has a solid record for delivering quality structural designs.
His practical approach to design and construction coupled with his project management abilities have earned Damien an industry reputation for leading teams on challenging multi-phased projects.
Damien’s experience is broad, and he is fortunate to have been involved in the planning, design and execution of many major commercial, institutional, mixed-use and public buildings. Damien has been on the board since 2017.
Ana Maria Llanos, M.Arch,AIBC,OAA, LEED AP
Diamond Schmitt Architects
Ana Maria Llanos received her Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia in 1995. Prior to entering the architecture program, she studied Fine Arts at the University of British Columbia and Architecture at Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru.
Ms. Llanos has acquired an impressive range of experiences throughout her education and in her professional career. She possesses strong communication skills and has a proven track record for delivering well-managed, complex projects on time and on budget. Ana Maria’s enthusiasm for an integrated approach to team management and her consistent engagement of the clients and users she works with will be an asset to the team.
Since joining Diamond Schmitt Architects in 2000, Ana Maria has worked with a diverse range of clients and projects including post secondary facilities, healthcare, residential, and commercial.
Ana Maria joined the board of directors in 2017.
Nadia Krys, P.Eng
Nadia joined the Board of Directors in 2017.
Perkins + Will
Paul joined the board of directors in 2017.
Andrew Cole, P.Eng
Andrew joined the board of directors in 2017.
Andrew Tashiro, P.Eng
Andrew joined the board of directors in 2018.
Shail Mahanti, P.Eng., P.E.
Shail brings over 35 years of solid industry experience to the Professional Services Management Association of Vancouver. Shail is one of the original founders of the organization and has remained active with this association. Over the years, Shail has operated in a variety of roles ranging from engineering to project management to successfully managing his own electrical engineering company. Recognized for this wealth of wisdom and experience, Shail routinely shares his knowledge with the community as a professor, presenter and guest lecturer.
As one of the leading electrical engineers in his field, Shail has managed an incredible range of diverse projects with unique needs. His experience includes the development of customized lighting solutions for performing arts centres and hospitals, power distribution and specialty converter systems, life safety systems, and structured cabling for highly-secure areas, such as hospitals and courthouses.