MBC Group welcomes two Senior Project Engineers, Ben Ezenta and Tapas Das, to the team. “This continued expansion is a sign of our ongoing commitment to provide clients with expert consultation services,” says Antoine Caron, Director of Engineering for MBC Group.
Holding P. Eng. and PMP designations, as well an MBA in Banking and Finance, Ben’s career spans over 25 years in the building construction and restoration industry, with a focus on civil and structural consulting services. His background in project management and supervision allows him to manage projects of all sizes efficiently and with superior quality assurance. This is balanced by an analytical and detail-oriented approach that ensures compliance with health and safety standards–expertise he honed as a Safety Codes Officer for the City of Calgary.
“To get gold you must dig deeply–it is not found on the surface,” says Ben, who will be based out of the Calgary office, but will lend his expertise to national projects. “I am pleased to put this philosophy into practice at MBC to uncover exceptional value for clients across Canada.”
With over 20 years of experience, Tapas, P. Eng., has led civil and structural engineering assignments of varying complexity across a diverse portfolio, including Infrastructure, Industrial, Institutional, Petrochemical Plant, Power Plant, Research, Refinery, Mining and Municipal developments. Having PMP and RMP designations in addition to an MBA–and backed by major construction project delivery experience–he is equipped to add value on both front-end planning and governance. Tapas works with clients as partners to thoroughly understand their needs and develop long-term, cost effective solutions in context of the changing market environment.
MBC Group–a leading Insurance consulting firm specializing in Engineering, Property Appraisal, and Quantity Surveying–has acquired DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd., experts in the Environmental Services sector.
This acquisition expands MBC Group’s service offering and geographic reach and unites two trusted industry leaders with complementary capabilities, relationships, and cultures, to support continued business growth and deliver enhanced value to clients.
“The addition of the DF Technical team’s environmental services expertise is part of an overall strategy to continue the evolution of MBC Group from a post-loss appraisal company to a multidisciplinary firm that can present our clients with a broad spectrum of insurance and construction-related consulting services,” said Marc Bourret, President and CEO of MBC Group.
DF Technical, founded in 1998 by Dennis French, is recognized in the field for expert air quality management services that create healthier and safer environments–and was the only Environmental firm recommended by MBC prior to the acquisition. French will assume the role of Executive VP – Environmental Services at MBC Group.
“We are thrilled to be part of a dynamic, growing team,” noted Dennis French. “I anticipate that the critical feedback, consistent process improvements, and best practice implementation through the collaboration between the Engineering, Appraisal, and Environmental service groups will result in tangible benefits for our existing and future clients.”
Ross Huartt, MBC Group’s Executive Vice President, also sees exciting new opportunities on the horizon for the company’s clients and approaching 100 employees as an outcome of the acquisition. With comprehensive service offerings, aligned values, and a steadfast emphasis on building client trust, he believes they are well-positioned to lead change in industry standards and practices.
“The combined expertise of MBC and DF Technical, along with the national expansion of Engineering service lines, will bring a wealth of resources to our clients as well as increase opportunities for the professional development of our team,” explained Huartt. “This acquisition opens the door to ongoing growth and future international expansion.”
MBC Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Antoine Caron P.Eng as Director of Engineering. Antoine brings with him significant experience in major civil & structural mega projects across Canada. Originally from Quebec, Antoine will be based in our Calgary office. He will be overseeing our new Engineering service line, which initially includes Forensic, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Cyber. MBC has Engineers located in Vancouver, Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto & Ottawa. You can reach Antoine at email@example.com.
Our latest addition, Kevin Magill, joins Antoine on the Major Projects Team. Kevin Magill, Dip Arch, Constr Law, Q.Arb, PQS, MRICS, MIFireE, is MBC’s new Northern Alberta Manager and Associate Director. Kevin holds a Masters degree in Construction Law, is a Qualified Arbitrator, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Kevin brings with him vast experience in the Canadian Energy Sector both in the Project Management, Scheduling and Estimating of major Oil & Gas projects. He is overseeing our Northern Alberta teams and supporting MBC’s continued growth in the region. You can contact Kevin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, the MBC team would like to congratulate Sandis Legzdins on his promotion to Director – Western Canada. He has serviced the construction and restoration industry for over fifteen years. For over four years, Sandis was and continues to be, a key member of MBC’s senior management team. His promotion is reflective of his dedication and hard work. In his new role, he is responsible for the day to day operations of our Western Region, facilitating growth and client management for our Appraisal Division. You can reach Sandis at email@example.com.