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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Robert D. Gordon, BSc P.Eng. President
Bob Gordon has been responsible for all of Chorley + Bisset’s electrical engineering work for almost two decades. He began his career as a licensed electrician and later obtained an Electrical Engineering degree from UWO. Drawing on both theoretical and applied experiences, Bob is a unique and valuable Electrical team leader. Bob has extensive experience in the engineering of electrical systems both above and below 600 Volts. Also, he is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer, and a LEED™ Accredited Professional.

Dennis Dawe, BEng P.Eng. Vice President
Dennis Dawe has two decades of consulting engineering experience, including 15 years with Chorley + Bisset He has been the project engineer for five major building upgrade projects at the University of Western Ontario, and recently he has taken the lead role in a range of projects at Carlton University in Ottawa. Dennis is a LEED™ Accredited Professional.

Derek B. Vakaras, BASc P.Eng. Director
Derek Vakaras has extensive experience with complex projects, particularly those involving laboratory facilities. Drawing on his 12 years of consulting engineering experience, Derek applies innovative strategies to Mechanical design processes. He was the Mechanical design engineer for London’s first three LEED™ projects, and now is responsible for a total of four LEED™ Gold projects. Derek is a partner and Director of the firm, as well as a LEED™ Accredited Professional.

Andrew Piatek, BSc P.Eng. Director
Andrew Piatek has been with Chorley and Bisset for over twenty years. Andrew’s background is in chemical and process engineering and he specializes in work involving piping system design and flow analysis. Andrew has led design teams on many complex projects involving steam generating plants and district cooling systems in Health Care, University and Industrial facilities. He is a partner and Director of the firm, and a LEED™ Accredited Professional.

Owen R. Glendon, BASc P.Eng., former president
Owen's career is a unique blend of construction, maintenance, design and management. Prior to joining Chorley + Bisset in 1984, he managed an air conditioning and refrigeration service company. His practical background has proven to be a distinct asset in his consulting engineering career. Over the past decade, Owen has been involved in all major projects undertaken by Chorley + Bisset and managed many of them. Owen is a former president of the firm and a LEED™ Accredited Professional.

Peter J. Golem, MASc P.Eng., former president
With degrees in both Chemical and Mechanical Engineering, Peter approaches projects from a broad analytical perspective. In his three decades of experience with Chorley + Bisset he has been involved in a wide variety of building projects, both large and small. In addition to design and project management, Peter has been responsible for numerous energy management and contract research projects. He is a former president of the firm and a LEED™ Accredited Professional.