We are honoured to be named among Canada’s Best Managed Companies (CBMC) for 2024, our sixth consecutive year of being recognized. The CBMC award, Canada’s leading business award program, recognizes excellence in overall business performance, entrepreneurial spirit and the success of best in-class, Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues exceeding $50 million.

“Best Managed is a prestigious award that recognizes the significant and ongoing contributions within Canada’s business landscape,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private, Global Best Managed Leader and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Companies such as HH Angus and Associates who attain this high standard of excellence demonstrate consistent adaptability, versatility, and strategic acuity. Year after year, they thrive in a competitive, rapidly changing market and should be proud of their growth.”

The leadership of HH Angus continues the firm’s commitment to the innovation, professional development and technical expertise that has enabled us to thrive for 105 years. For us, the CBMC award underscores the importance of carefully managing day-to-day operations, strategic planning for the future, and investing in growth opportunities.

Equally important is maintaining a strong company culture; our staff of over 400, across our offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, is successfully delivering a broad range of projects in Canada and internationally to help our clients achieve their goals. They also share our focus on decarbonizing the built environment to help protect the planet, as well as providing a wide range of services to support the development of smart and sustainable cities. We understand this honour would not be possible without the commitment and loyalty of our employees and the trust of our clients – we appreciate the important role you play in HH Angus’ success.

Here is the full text of today’s announcement of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

HH Angus a été nommée l’une des sociétés les mieux gérées au Canada pour la sixième année consécutive

Nous sommes honorés d'être nommés parmi les sociétés les mieux gérées au Canada en 2024, notre sixième année consécutive de reconnaissance. Le programme des sociétés les mieux gérées au Canada, le plus important programme de récompenses pour les entreprises au Canada, reconnaît l'excellence des performances globales des entreprises, l'esprit entrepreneurial et la réussite des meilleures entreprises de leur catégorie détenues et gérées par des Canadiens et dont le chiffre d'affaires dépasse 50 millions de dollars.

« Le palmarès des Mieux gérées est une distinction prestigieuse qui souligne les contributions importantes et soutenues dans le milieu des affaires canadien », a déclaré Lorrie King, associée, Deloitte, leader mondiale du programme des sociétés les Mieux gérées au Canada et coleader du programme des sociétés les Mieux gérées au Canada. Les entreprises comme HH Angus et associés qui atteignent ce niveau élevé d’excellence font preuve d’une capacité d’adaptation, d’une polyvalence et d’une acuité stratégique constantes. D’année en année, elles prospèrent sur un marché  concurrentiel qui évolue rapidement et elles devraient être fières de leur croissance. »

La direction de HH Angus est fière de maintenir l'engagement de l'entreprise en faveur de l'innovation, du perfectionnement professionnel et de l'expertise technique qui nous permettent de prospérer depuis 105 ans. Pour nous, le titre de sociétés les mieux gérées au Canada souligne l'importance d'une gestion minutieuse des activités quotidiennes, d'une planification stratégique pour l'avenir et d'un investissement dans les possibilités de croissance.

Le maintien d’une solide culture d'entreprise est tout aussi important; notre effectif de plus de 400 personnes, réparti entre nos bureaux de Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa et Montréal, réalise avec succès un large éventail de projets au Canada et à l'étranger afin d'aider nos clients à atteindre leurs objectifs. Notre équipe partage également notre volonté de décarboner l'environnement bâti pour contribuer à la protection de la planète, de même que de fournir une large gamme de services pour soutenir le développement de villes intelligentes et durables. Nous sommes conscients que cet honneur ne serait pas possible sans l'engagement et la loyauté de nos employés et la confiance de nos clients. Nous apprécions le rôle important que vous jouez dans la réussite de HH Angus.

Voici le texte intégral de l’annonce faite aujourd’hui à propos des sociétés les mieux gérées au Canada.

We’re excited to announce the appointment of several new Principals, Senior Associates and Associates, and to highlight their contributions to HH Angus’ growth and leadership. This group joins our new generation of leaders in recognition of their commitment to advancing our technical expertise, innovation, great project delivery, building strong client and industry relationships, and motivating their colleagues to excel. 

“The Senior Management Group is very pleased to recognize the newest members of our leadership team” comments Paul Keenan, President, HH Angus. “Collectively they bring an excellent track record of client service and continuous professional development for themselves and their team members – both important attributes that strongly support our corporate goals.”

OUR NEW PRINCIPALS

Adrienne Cressman | Director – Project Management Office  

Adrienne brings a unique blend of client-side and consulting engineering experience with modern building design, energy management, commissioning, and facility management. Adrienne spent her first fifteen years with HH Angus working on key projects which included the redevelopment of Toronto Western Hospital, Art Gallery of Ontario, and SickKids Peter Gilgan Research Tower. She then moved into energy management and property operations with Cadillac Fairview. Returning to HH Angus in 2022, and to the role of Director, Project Management Office. Adrienne works with our Operations team to continuously enhance the firm’s project management approach, developing and implementing best practices to suit the individual project needs of our clients. A current key focus for Adrienne, apart from managing the work of the PMO, is orchestrating the complex transition of the Toronto office to its new location later this year. 

“Having spent the first 15 years of my career here at HH Angus, my return two years ago felt like coming home. I am grateful for the opportunity to grow with HH Angus and to find exciting ways to ‘Expand What is Possible’”.

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Ben DeBruyne | Ottawa Office Lead, Manager – Technology Division 

Ben has taken a lead role to help grow the firm’s presence in the National Capital Region following the launch of the Ottawa office. His entrepreneurial approach is supported by a strong work ethic, together with excellent client relationship and technical skills. As an electrical engineer, Ben continues to expand his technical expertise through a variety of projects and clients in the commercial and science/technology sectors, including mission critical, post-secondary, laboratory, and commissioning. Some of his notable projects include TELUS Ottawa’s critical environment expansion and new on-site generator deployment, along with providing local support for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. Ben also continues supporting our national clients with their critical environment expansions.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to grow within such an exceptional firm and to support our clients by providing a level of service that continues to exceed expectations.” 

Edward Hood | Engineering Director – Health Division  

With over 20 years of industry experience as a senior mechanical engineer, Ed is a recognized leader in medical gas systems. He sits on several CSA technical and technical sub-committees and is a former chair of the Technical Sub-committee on Plume Scavenging. Ed also contributes white papers and makes presentations to the broader healthcare engineering community to share his knowledge and experience. He is the acknowledged “go-to” expert for both colleagues and clients seeking technical advice on plumbing and medical gases. Ed exemplifies HH Angus’ culture and values by sharing his vast knowledge with new employees and makes frequent contributions to our master specifications and technical guidelines. Some of Ed’s current key projects include the Cowichan District Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, the South Niagara Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital New Patient Tower and Trillium’s M Site Redevelopment. 

“Thank you to HH Angus for the recognition of my contributions. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the company’s success and to supporting and collaborating with my colleagues on the important work we do.”

Nick Mons | Manager, Technology Division  

Nick has taken a leadership role for our Calgary operations and works on projects across the country, with a primary focus on hyperscale data centres. Throughout his career, Nick has actively pursued a variety of experiences to expand his career development. He has strong client management skills, resulting in a growing profile on several important data centre accounts. Nick is an electrical engineer and is actively involved in mentoring employees.

“As HH Angus continues to excel as one of the leading consulting firms in the industry, I’m excited for our continued growth and looking forward to expanding our firm’s clientele of hyperscale data centres”

Teresa Valentino Wills | Director – Human Resources 

Teresa has been an integral part of HH Angus for nearly 15 years, leading our HR team with dedication and proficiency. Throughout her tenure, she has effectively implemented HR strategies, programs, and practices. Her leadership is evident in her ability not only to implement initiatives and foster engagement, but also to strategically align HR practices with our broader business objectives, ensuring that HR efforts contribute directly to HH Angus’ growth and success. Teresa’s commitment to keeping HH Angus at the forefront of People and Culture developments and to promoting a welcoming and harmonious culture underscores her dedication to supporting the firm’s growth and enabling employees to thrive in fulfilling careers.

 

“It‘s deeply fulfilling to play a role in shaping the People and Culture initiatives at HH Angus. Our focus on empowering individuals, fostering growth, and helping people discover their potential is more than just advancing our organization; it's about crafting and sustaining a place where everyone can truly thrive, both personally and professionally.”

OUR NEW SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Borys Parypa | Project Lead, Angus Connect  

Borys is recognized as the “go-to” person for immediate resolution to technical issues, thanks to his organized, take-charge professional approach, which includes exceptional follow-through abilities and attention to detail. Borys plans and oversees concurrent projects from concept to successful conclusion, relying on a strong technical background as well as a solid track record of delivering outstanding customer service paired with a genuine commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Borys provides his extensive design expertise to a variety of sectors in Canada and internationally, including hospitality, airports, healthcare, and data centres.

“One of the most critical aspects of what we do is the ability to talk to our clients and hear/understand what they are saying.  With technology advancing at a significant rate, understanding how different industries use it is very exciting; offering innovative solutions to our clients is key to our success and, personally, it’s the fun part of what I do as a member of the Connect team.”  

OUR NEW ASSOCIATES

Wael Atallah | Senior Manager – Technology Division  

Wael is a Senior Manager at HH Angus. He is PMP certified, with Master’s degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Economics. Wael has two decades of engineering and management experience, and18 years in the construction industry. He has been leading the firm’s electrical work in Quebec and manages several client accounts. He also supports projects in Ontario and British Columbia. Wael is well known for his dedication, the quality of his work and professionalism, and his contributions to Knowledge Management. He brings to every project a depth of knowledge in design and project management that enables him to work in a highly collaborative way to solve complex problems. Some of Wael’s notable projects include several large data centres for confidential clients, ongoing projects for the massive Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM), and commercial clients such as JLL, Canada Post, St. Hubert Airport (YHU) Porter terminal, and BGIS. 

“I am honored and privileged to have been working, for more than a decade, with some of the most competent, dedicated, professional, and collaborative colleagues, one could hope for.”

Francisco Contreras | Manager – Knowledge Management 

Francisco is a manager and energy analyst in HH Angus’ Knowledge Management team. He is experienced in high performance building design, building simulations, and energy assessment. He is responsible for developing whole-building energy models for code compliance and performance standards, and is an Energy Star Portfolio Manager. Some of Francisco’s current projects include the new South Niagara Hospital and renovations for OPG’s (Ontario Power Generation) new office.

“I am privileged to work alongside a highly talented and fully committed team as we propel our work to new heights. We continue to enhance our workflows to achieve greater efficiency as we deliver increasingly complex projects. Brace yourselves for an electrifying journey ahead at HH Angus.” 

Caitlin Feir | Manager – Proposals  

With a decade of proposal experience in the AEC industry, Caitlin leads HH Angus’ Proposal team, managing and mentoring her team members and providing strategic direction in the coordination and development of compelling proposals that focus on clients’ needs and illustrate our value proposition. Caitlin is also instrumental in developing internal tools that enhance productivity and efficiency in the proposal process; for example, leading development of a new proposal database.

“Working closely with the Proposals and Operations teams to effectively communicate the value we offer to our clients is something I’m really proud of. I am grateful for the opportunity to work in such a positive and supportive environment that fosters creativity and encourages personal and professional growth.”

Paul Marjin | Manager – Commercial Division 

Paul is a Manager in the Tenant Group within HH Angus’ Commercial Division. He is experienced in tenant retrofits and buildouts, the elements of power distribution design, including the sizing and layout of feeders, breakers, and transformers. Paul collaborates with interior designers and architects in the design of lighting layouts and associated lighting control schemes. Additional responsibilities include issuing changes to the contract documents in the form of addenda and change notices, reviewing contractor quotes and progress draws, and performing on-site deficiency reviews. Current projects for Paul include the renovation/retrofit of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) massive new office, and an ongoing project to update and decarbonize sites for The Cooperators.

"HH Angus has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally over the last several years through the guidance of senior staff and team members. I am excited to continue to grow with the firm and to extend the same opportunities to my team and colleagues."

Ben Schwindt | Manager – Technology Division  

Ben is focused on the mission critical sector with specialization relating to Custom Cooling and Building Automation Systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Commissioning. He also has experience as a general contractor/designer and Enterprise Network Architecture Specialist in Telecommunications IT.  Ben is inspired by developing reliable and resilient designs that optimize energy consumption and minimize total cost of ownership and complexity. In addition to working on new and retrofit design and construction projects, Ben notes several confidential large-scale data centres in Canada and internationally as key projects, along with important upgrades to the Toronto Consolidated Communications and Computer Centre.

“I am beyond grateful for the support I have received during my tenure at HH Angus from friends, mentors and colleagues, and am looking forward to the exciting new challenges ahead!” 

We congratulate all our new Principals, Senior Associates and Associates for achieving these exceptional career milestones, and for their contributions to the growth of the firm’s leadership, as well as to the ongoing expansion of our services and portfolio across Canada and internationally.

We’re pleased to announce that Kelly Henderson has been promoted to the role of Associate Director of the Angus Connect Division. In this expanded role, she will focus on the strategy and execution of consulting engagements within the Connect Division.

Kelly brings to the role deep experience in client management, software, operational readiness and consulting. Those attributes are supported by a unique toolkit of skills that are essential to driving a constantly changing and dynamic service offering in the world of emerging technologies.

Megan Angus, VP Strategy and Digital Services | Division Director of Angus Connect, has worked closely with Kelly since she joined HH Angus: “Kelly is a natural facilitator and a strong communicator. These are critical skills in her new role. She has a deserved reputation in the industry as a leader and a problem solver, someone who delivers excellence, fosters an engaging and interesting work environment, and promotes teamwork to deliver top results. I’m excited to see where her new responsibilities will lead and how she will help us grow.”

Kelly has also demonstrated a high degree of dedication to the firm’s success, through identifying partnership opportunities, creating and maintaining strong client relationships, and collaborating with and mentoring team members, as well as more broadly across the firm. She has also been instrumental in working with the firm’s other divisions on opportunities for a broader service offering to better support our clients’ project needs and strategic vision.

Highlights of Kelly’s portfolio include managing some of the Angus Connect division’s largest projects, such as the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, The Ottawa Hospital and Niagara Health.

We’re pleased to introduce Craig Sheffield, who has joined our Technology Division in the role of Engineering Project Lead. Craig is focused on the successful delivery of our extensive portfolio of data centre projects, including current builds in Europe, and the USA. He joins us from the UK, where he gained a breadth of electrical engineering experience working on mission critical projects, as well as world-class buildings and with renowned architects.

Craig brings experience in the design and engineering of electrical infrastructure across a variety of industry sectors, including mission critical projects, commercial buildings, mixed-use campuses, sports and recreation venues, as well as industrial manufacturing.

Craig notes that, “I am enjoying becoming immersed in the company and the fantastic projects and clients they are already involved with and that are currently expanding in the fast-paced world of data centre projects.”

Some highlights of Craig’s portfolio include:

  • Hyperscale Client, Helsinki, Finland – Zero fossil fuel design to IFP design stage for all critical and non-critical infrastructure
  • Hyperscale Client, Athens, Greece – Full Electrical design to IFP design stage.
  • Colocation Data Centre, London UK – Power Infrastructure up-grade of an existing (live) multistorey data centre
  • Colocation Data Centre, London UK – part of London’s largest data centre campus
  • Peel International Trade Centre, Wirral UK – 2.5 million ft2 multi-purpose building
  • Metro Building at Exchange Quay, Salford Quay, UK – Multi-storey office building built to BREEAM Excellent standard

Craig Sievenpiper. Division Director – Technology: “I’m pleased to welcome Craig to our team. His international experience with our mutual hyperscale clients is a definite advantage to both HH Angus and our clients. He brings a unique and highly technical skillset from a diverse background.”

HH Angus’ Technology Division engineers design mission critical systems to provide continuous service and near-zero probability of failure, delivering innovative, sustainable and dependable technology solutions wherever total system reliability is a must. We approach critical facility design and technology-focused designs with a holistic view and well-researched concepts. Our critical facility specialists include experienced computer centre and central plant designers, project managers and commissioning personnel who understand the unique requirements of these facilities.

Our experience in critical environments includes strategic planning, design, implementation and commissioning of significant non-disruptive power and cooling capacity, as well as non-disruptive life cycle equipment replacement upgrades. These environments include such highly-serviced buildings as institutional facilities, data centres, laboratory and research buildings, hydro control facilities and transit systems.

For more information about how HH Angus can add value to your next critical facilities project, please contact:

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Craig Sievenpiper                                 
craig.sievenpiper@hhangus.com

We are pleased to announce that Marianne Lee has been promoted to Associate Director in HH Angus’ Health Division. Marianne is a Principal in the firm and oversees healthcare projects across the country. She has deep project management and design experience on major healthcare infrastructure projects, additions, renovations, compliance and P3 pursuits. Marianne supports the continuous improvement of the body of knowledge for mechanical engineering standards in Canada as a member of the CSA Technical Committee on Health Care Facilities. She also chairs the CSA Subcommittee on Special requirements for plumbing installations in health care facilities.

Marianne is trusted by both clients and colleagues. With nearly 25 years of industry experience, she fully understands the issues and objectives that drive healthcare projects – from large redevelopments to renovations of existing facilities. Marianne is a respected leader who contributes significantly to enhancing the firm’s reputation as a leading healthcare consulting engineering firm. Marianne is always ready to face a challenge, and she demonstrates her commitment to excellence in our work on a daily basis, building upon and strengthening the foundations of lasting relationships with clients. She is a seasoned mentor who cares deeply about helping her team grow through skills development, broadening technical knowledge and innovation.  

A few of Marianne’s current and completed projects include:

  • Neepawa Hospital – greenfield replacement facility, expanded to serve the needs of the community - in partnership with SMS Engineering in Winnipeg
  • Royal Columbian Hospital – a multi-phase, multi-year redevelopment targeting LEED® Gold, with new energy centre, mental health building and data centre; Compliance role for one of the largest government-funded capital healthcare projects in BC’s history
  • CHUM – among North America’s largest P3 healthcare projects – 2.5 city blocks and 3.5+ million square feet
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre – 400,000 square feet, 500-bed acute care and psychiatric patient tower, LEED® Gold certified

Kim Spencer, Director of HH Angus’ Health Division, has worked with Marianne since 1999, when both joined the firm as new graduates:

“I am delighted to continue working alongside Marianne as she advances her career with this senior role in our firm. Her curiosity, deep technical knowledge, strong leadership skills and commitment to our clients have been instrumental in helping the Health Division grow over the years. I am excited to see how she will take us to new heights in the years to come!”

Congratulations, Marianne!

To find out how our health team can help deliver your next project, contact any one of the Health Division’s senior leadership: