Value Analysis Canada


Board members

Thomas Fletcher, President/ Président
Company: The Fletcher Group ,  Website
Tel: 705-752-2811

Tom Fletcher is an experienced senior results oriented manager with over 40 years experience in the public and private sector including Project and Program Management, Value Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Management and Aggregate Evaluation.

Tom is the senior engineering manager responsible for all the Value Management/ Analysis projects within the Fletcher Group.. The VE/ VM projects are conducted to the approved standards of the Canadian Society for Value Analysis and SAVE International.

Tom has demonstrated a high skill level in documenting client's needs, prioritizing the needs and advising clients on the most efficient and cost effective solution to their particular project.

Prior to establishing the Fletcher Group, Mr. Fletcher held many senior management positions at the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO) including Senior Value Engineer, Manager Traffic Office, Area Construction Engineer, Manager Resources Planning & Scheduling Office, Manager,Engineering Systems (Northern Region) and as a Senior Engineering Manager with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Tom has excellent presentation and facilitation skills that have been developed through many years of presentations to senior management and conducting VE workshops.

Tom is a Past President of the Canadian Society for Value Analysis/ Engineering and past Vice Chair of the Upper New York State Value Engineering Chapter. Tom was also awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award “in Value Engineering by the CSVA in 2010.

In July 2013, The Fletcher Group and The Ministry of Transportation were presented with an award for Outstanding Value Engineering Achievement in Process Improvement for the Ministry of Transportation.

Lucie Parrot, Past President/ Président précédent
Company: Martin-Parrot ,  Websitesite Internet
Tel: (514) 683-3437
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Mrs. Parrot is an industrial engineer with over 35 years of experience. Since 1991, she is involved in optimization projects of products or processes, using the value engineering methods.

As a Value Engineering consultant, Mrs. Parrot has helped numerous clients in increasing the value of their products, either by reducing the costs and/or increasing the performance and the needs satisfaction. This approach has been used successfully at small and large companies as well as with numerous government agencies.

Her vast experience in many sectors along with her talent for coaching, have made her an ideal person to train your work teams to the Value Engineering methods.

Mrs. Parrot has facilitated over 200 workshops. She is a certified value specialist from the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE International) with Life recognition and is a member of the Canadian Society for Value Analysis, which gave her in 2003 an award for her outstanding contribution to the methodology. In 2007, she received life certification from SAVE International and in 2012, the President Citation Award for her work in the advocacy of VE in America.

Mrs. Parrot also speaks frequently on this subject.

Gary Evans, Secretary/ secrétaire
Company: e-VANS Corporation ,  Website
Tel: (780) - 436 - 2468

Gary Evans is a self proclaimed Change Engineer who leverages strong interpersonal skills with a robust Engineering background. His 30 + years of experience include managing organizational change in telecommunications, IT systems, and value-for-money audit of Federal Crown Corporations / Agencies; plus Engineering project management experience in building construction, Light Rail Transit (LRT), high voltage electrical systems, transportation infrastructure and Value Engineering. Gary is the president and founder of e-VANS Corporation – a multi-disciplined consulting firm (currently with “The magnificent 7” employees) providing Value Added Navigational Services across four lines of business – Project Management, Change Management, Value Engineering and Transportation Engineering. Gary has a degree in Civil Engineering complimented with graduate degrees in Transportation Engineering and Business Administration plus professional designations of Associate Value Specialist (AVS), Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Gary resides in Edmonton, Alberta, is an avid sportsman, and struggles to balance his professional commitments with the joy of family time with his wife and two teenage children.
Azzeddine Oudjehane, VP Finance

Dr. Azzeddine Oudjehane has over 20 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary projects in R&D, business innovation and market development working with various stakeholders from Academia, Government and Industry. Azzeddine holds graduate degrees in both Applied Science and Business Administration.

He is the Principal of AZZO Consulting and is currently teaching construction project management courses at SAIT. In 2012, Azzeddine joined the first undergraduate BSc in Construction Project Management in Canada. Azzeddine strives through teaching excellence to train the next generation of construction project managers in Alberta and Canada, while developing scholarly applied research that meets the needs of the Alberta industries.

In 2014, Azzeddine was elected to the Board of Directors of the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, where he led various green building initiatives across Alberta, including the 1st Green School Summit in Canada held in Calgary in September 2015. Azzeddine has continuously advocated the benefits of sustainable construction inside the classroom at SAIT preparing the next generation of leaders in construction. He has also led and supported various applied research projects demonstrating the feasibility and value of sustainable practices in construction and deconstruction. One of his current research emphases is on bringing innovative and energy efficient and sustainable construction methods to Alberta. He also collaborates and continues supporting the Unmanned Aerial Systems research team at SAIT with a focus on the various applications and implications of UAVs, in construction project management.

With over 50 publications and presentations at international conferences, Dr. Oudjehane serves in various journal review committees and has chaired sessions at conferences. In the past year, he gave several presentations and keynotes on the role of innovation for sustainable construction practices.

Mike Pearsall, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Ontario Ministry of Transportation ,  Website
Tel: (905) 704-2628
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Michael Pearsall graduated from Queen's University at Kingston with a B.Sc.(hons.) in Civil Engineering in 1992. He started working for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Eastern Region as a student in 1989 first in the Geotechnical lab and later in Construction. Mike has continued working for MTO for the 21 years since his graduation. His career has mainly been involved with the planning, design and construction of highways. Mike has held various positions at the Ministry of Transportation ranging from an EDP in Eastern Region to acting Manager of Engineering in Northeastern Region. Mike spent 17 years of his career in the Regional Planning and Design Section between two Regions, the last 5½ as Section Head in North Bay. He also spent some time as Field Services Engineer in 2009 and Manager of Engineering in 2011. In January 2013 Mike relocated his family and career to the Niagara area and took over Maintenance Contracts for the Province. Mike has been involved with Value Engineering with the ministry since December 1996; he is one of the few Certified Value Specialists in Canada and currently serves as the President of the Canadian Society of Value Analysis. Due to his many student outreach volunteer activities PEO has made him a member of the Order of Honour and more recently he has been named a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Ted Lane, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Ainley Group
Tel: 613-384-3962
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Ted Lane is a Professional Engineer, licensed in Ontario, and holds the Associate Value Specialist designation from SAVE-International. Ted has served on the CSVA Board and Executive in several positions, including as President in 2010.

Upon graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1975, Ted joined the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, beginning a 35 year career at focused on the planning, design, construction, and management of highways and bridges.

In 1996, Ted was tasked to investigate Value Engineering for the Ministry of Transportation. The program that Ted initiated is now an internationally recognized VA program. Since its implementation MTO’s VE program has achieved implemented savings approaching $1 Billion.

In 2004, Ted received SAVE-International's Award of Merit in recognition of his contributions to Value Engineering in Government. Ted remained involved in growing the MTO's Value Program, and participated in the development of the ministry's Value Analysis in Action training program which he has presented on behalf of the CSVA on several occasions.

Since his retirement from the MTO in 2010, Ted has practiced as a Value Analysis consultant, facilitating over 25 Value Analysis and Functional Performance Specification Workshops.

Ted lives in Kingston Ontario, with his wife Marilyn. They have a son and a daughter, and recently welcomed a granddaughter.

Tammy Dow, Director/membre du conseil
Company: AECOM ,  Website
Tel: 519.650.8656
Fax: 519.650.3424

Tammy Dow, M.Sc.E., P.Eng., CVS is a Project Manager and Certified Value Specialist (CVS) with over 15 years of experience in highway preliminary design, transportation planning, traffic engineering and value engineering for both the private and public sectors. Over the last 8 years, Ms. Dow has served as the Project Manager and Assistant VE Team Leader on numerous Value Engineering and Functional Performance Specification (FPS) Studies. Several of these involved projects with construction value of $100M to $1.6 Billion. Many of these studies have involved the management and coordination of very large multi-disciplinary VE Teams (e.g. 20-40 VE Team members). Several of the VE Studies undertaken by Ms. Dow have also included a parallel cost and schedule risk assessment which she also managed and coordinated. Ms. Dow received her Certified Value Specialist certification from SAVE International in 2011. She is a member of both SAVE International and the Canadian Society of Value Analysis (CSVA). She has served on the CSVA Board of Directors since 2007 and also served as the 2008 CSVA Conference Chair. Since 2011, Ms. Dow has been a Professor of VE for Conestoga College's Architecture and Facility Management Program. Ms. Dow received an award in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the advancement of Value Management and support of the CSVA at the 2012 CSVA conference. Ms. Dow has a National Charrette Institute (NCI) System Training Certificate as well as the NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation Certificate.
Steve Holmes, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Ontario Ministry of Transportation ,  Website
Tel: 905-704-2623
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Stephen Holmes is a Professional Engineer with the Ontario the Ministry of Transportation with extensive experience in the planning, design and construction of highway infrastructure. Stephen has coordinated the Ministry of Transportation's VE program since 1999. MTO's VE program has achieved over $950 M in cost savings/avoidance over the past 15 years. Under Stephen's leadership, Ontario's VE program has won awards from the American Associate of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the Canadian Society of Value Analysis. Stephen has also led the ministry in using the Value Methodologies in service delivery and organizational change.

Stephen is also a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) VE technical committee .In 2009 Stephen received a presidential citation from SAVE International for Value Improvement in Government. Stephen also led the development of an innovative new approach to Value Analysis training, and the course was awarded a Gold award from the Canadian Society of Training and Development in 2009.

Stephen is also a specialist in the use of risk analysis and risk based cost and schedule estimates and has led MTO in the development of risk tools and procedures for infrastructure projects.

Scot McClintock, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Faithful + Gould ,  Website
Tel: 315-457-1914
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Scot McClintock, PE, CVS-Life, PVM, FSAVE, and Head of Value Management for Faithful+Gould is a well-qualified value practitioner with 31 years of VA/VE experience. Scot has balanced cost and quality in over 325 VA project and training workshops to identify value improvements of nearly $4 billion on projects totaling over $20 billion. He has used customized applications of VA tools to meet the needs of the client, from facilitation of public meetings through extended VA workshops. Scot has incorporated the use of Risk Management into his VA workshops, as well as leading edge consensus-building techniques such as Performance Criteria and Measures, Choosing by Advantages, and Functional Performance Specification. Of those workshops, 85 have been performed in Canada including 59 for the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO). Scot was instrumental in helping MTO adapt Performance Criteria and Measures techniques to their VA program. He also introduced Risk Registers and Cumulative Cost FAST Diagrams to their workshops. Approved by SAVE International since 1994 to teach Module1 value training workshops, he has trained over 400 personnel for agencies and corporations in the U.S. and Canada. Scot received the inaugural Stars & Stripes Award from CSVA in 2004 and was inducted into the SAVE College of Fellows in 2008. He currently serves the VA community as President of the Mid-NYS Chapter of SAVE and Director of the CSVA. He previously served as President of CSVA and CVS Director for the SAVE Certification Board.
Mushtaq Rabbi, Director/membre du conseil
Company: The City of Calgary ,  Website
Tel: 403-268-4988
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Mushtaq Rabbi is an architect, a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a Certified Value Specialist (CVS). He has over twenty years of experience in both private and public sectors in planning and designing projects. Mushtaq has been with the City of Calgary since 2005. Prior to Calgary he had worked as an urban planner at City of Mississauga and at Fort McMurray, Alberta. At present, he is working with Corporate Analytics and Innovation as Project Management Consultant. Since 2009 he has administered over 20 VA studies on large infrastructure projects of the City of Calgary. The outcome of these studies resulted in The City's administration to mandate VM for programs or projects above a certain threshold. In addition, he has hosted numerous VA training sessions and VA presentations for City's program and project managers. In 2012, he was the conference coordinator of the first Value Management conference in Western Canada in Calgary, Alberta. As a Director of the Board he is involved in promoting Value Methodology in the West and applying the same for the City of Calgary infrastructure programs and projects.

Rakesh Shreewastav, Director/membre du conseil
Tel: 416 202 3169

Rakesh Shreewastav is a Lieutenant Governor appointee to the Council of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), and also serves on the board of director of Engineers Canada.

Mr. Shreewastav obtained his MSc degree in civil engineering from Moscow State University, Russia, and currently works for Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Previously, he worked for the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Ontario Power Generation, and multi-disciplinary engineering companies and government sectors in Russia and Nepal.

Rakesh also served as the membership director of the Greater Michigan Chapter of SAVE International and has been involved in the Value Society SAVE International.

Hussien Al-Battaineh, Director/membre du conseil
Company: EHan Engineering ,  Website
Tel: (780) 705-9988
Fax: (780) 436-8640

Hussien Al-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS is the founder and president of EHan Engineering, an ambitious Edmonton-based consulting company specialising in value management, project management, and infrastructure management. His fifteen years of progressive experience include leading value management and risk analysis workshops, managing complex civil engineering and infrastructure projects, conducting constructability review studies for transportation, construction, and wastewater projects. His professional accomplishments have been recognised through a number of awards and scholarships including the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering's Award for Governmental Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure (2012) and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Award of Excellence and Award of Merit (2013) for developing the Risk-based Infrastructure Management System (RIMS).

Hussien holds two Master of Science degrees in Construction Engineering and Structural Engineering. In 2007, he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Alberta. Hussien is pursuing his academic career as an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering at the Western Michigan University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

In early 2016, Hussien was appointed Director of Western Canada Region of Value Analysis Canada.

Jean-François Chénier, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Plus-Value Management, Service conseils inc.
Tel: 438 888 7412

Engineer and Multidisciplinary Project Manager since more than 22 years: Regular development and training activities on project management, risks evaluation and assessment, business, finance, sales and marketing, and performance optimization. Reduce costs by 5% to 10% over 50 projects ranging from $5 M to $100 M with the Value Methodology job plan. Led more than 30 organizational performance diagnostics followed by the implementation of concrete improvement action plans, with the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) since 1994 and member of the SAVE International and AV Canada since 2011.
Shamsi Shishevan, Director/membre du conseil
Company: The Team Focus Group
Tel: (780) 460-1625

Shamsi Shishevan is a project assurance consultant with significant experience of strategic management, program and project quality management, organization leadership & coaching, risk management and value assurance.
Paul Scarbrough, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Brock University - The Goodman School of Business
Tel: 905 688 5550 x3915

Professor Scarbrough has been at Brock since 1995 and has held several positions in the Faculty of Business. Prior appointments include Boston University and Bentley University. International teaching experience includes Waseda University [Tokyo] and Linnaeus University [Sweden].