PSMA President
Alex Mitro, P.Eng., LEED
Associate, Integral Group

As an Associate and 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.


 PSMA Vice President
Laurence Rumble, RIBA
Project Manager, VIA Architecture

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.

PSMA Treasurer
Ahmet Ozata, P.Eng. LEED AP
Principal, AME Group

Ahmet has been on the board of directors at the PSMA for his second term as Treasurer.

Philip ONeill

PSMA Membership Chairman
Philip O’Neill, P.Eng, C.Eng.
Principal, O’M Engineering

Philip O’Neill has over 19 years of experience and is a Principal with O’M 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.

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PSMA Registration Chairman
Damien Stoneham, P.Eng,PMP, CSBA, LEED AP
Principal, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Damien is a Principal 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.

Nadia Krys, P.Eng., P.E., PMP
Manager Engineering Project Delivery

Nadia joined the Board of Directors in 2017. As Manager of Engineering Project delivery, she leads a group of Project Managers delivering Capital Infrastructure Projects for TransLink.


Richard Bush, P.Eng., MBA, PMP
Vice President
Binnie Construction Services Ltd.

Richard Bush is the Vice President of Binnie Construction Services Ltd. and Principal Owner. He is also the Manager of the Infrastructure Delivery Group. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Project Management Professional (PMP), and in 2012 he completed an Executive MBA at the SFU Beedie School of Business.

Richard focuses on developing and supporting the Construction Services and Project Delivery Divisions, which deliver a variety of projects for municipal and government agencies. Since joining Binnie in 2001, he has had the opportunity to work in Design, Inspection, and Project Management.

Richard is also actively involved with the Association of Consulting Engineers of BC (ACECBC) and has been a Director since 2017. He has served as the Chair for the Transportation Conference for three consecutive years and frequently delivers presentations to ACEC BC and the Engineers & Geoscientists of BC.

Andrew Tashiro, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
WSP Group

Andrew joined the board of directors in 2018.

Shail Mahanti

Shail Mahanti, P.Eng., P.E.
Retired, Founder

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.

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