André is a project manager and civil engineer with over 11 years of experience in design, permitting, construction and operations. He manages large-scale capital projects, particularly industrial projects involving solid waste and renewable energy. In successfully leading many multidisciplinary project teams for various facility projects, he has developed a collaborative approach towards working with project teams, clients, government agencies, industry leaders, and the public and other stakeholders to deliver successful projects on schedule, within budget, and to client satisfaction. Previously, as the Manager of Solid Waste Engineering and Planning at the City of London, André focused on planning and delivering capital projects such as multiple landfill cell expansions, Material Recovery Facility (MRF) upgrades, landfill gas (LFG) collection, and biogas utilization, including upgrading biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG). Currently, he is collaborating with a number of private and public sector clients, utility companies, and organics management technology providers to deliver energy from waste and zero-waste solutions. A cornerstone of these solutions is the integration of solid waste, and other municipal master planning into capital projects. These projects generate landfill and biogas that can be upgraded to RNG within client facilities, and sold into regional and North American energy markets. André is a firm believer in practicing what you preach when it comes to sustainability and conservation. When asked, “What is your WHY?”, his simple response is often, “Why not? If we do not make it our job to reserve a future for our kids, who will?”.
When André is not focused on waste diversion and energy projects, he spends his time as an avid soccer player and coach (nearing retirement), and also serves on the board of directors for not-for-profit organizations focused on providing housing, sport, training and skills development for the less fortunate in Ontario and Alberta communities.