Our Team

The leadership group behind MP&P Engineering


Principals

Ken Maskell

Ken Maskell graduated from the University of Alberta in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and began his career as a project engineer for Allsopp Morgan Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta. In 1988, Ken struck out on his own, creating Maskell Engineering Ltd. and soon merging with Anthony T. Grice & Associates, also of Edmonton, to become Grice Maskell Engineering Ltd. As a senior engineer for the firm, Ken has served as responsible engineer on projects varying from correctional centers to small retail outlets.

In 1993, Ken relocated to Calgary joining forces with Reid Crowther Engineering of Calgary, and becoming the senior engineer/manager of a large electrical division. Notable projects included the Bonnybrook Waste Water Treatment Plant completion and the Peter Lougheed Hospital expansion and renovation.

Ken Maskell commenced his own company of Maskell Engineering in 1999 as an effective method to provide electrical consulting services. In 2001 Maskell Engineering created an alliance with Beaubien Glover engineering of Edmonton. The sale of the Edmonton office resulted in the birth of MP&P engineering.

Ken Maskell is a founding Principal of MP&P engineering, and has over 30 years of experience in the design of a wide range of building types, but with a unique focus on security and institutional design. KenÕs security experience extends to most of the correctional facilities throughout Western Canada, including the current new Edmonton Remand Centre.

Ken plays a prominent role in managing the strategic growth of the company’s operations including marketing, major project planning, and client relationships. His experience and depth of knowledge in the delivery of complex, multiphase projects have made him an invaluable resource for in-house peer review and support. His technical competency is exemplified in the projects he has led and his detailed knowledge provides remarkable leadership to the staff and clients.

The success of the firm resulted from his clear commitment to design excellence.

Mauro Plenzik

As one of the principals and managing director at MP&P, Mauro is a meticulous and detail oriented engineer with a thorough understanding of buildings engineering, and combines business acumen and skill to lead various types of projects. Recognized for his leadership style and excellent communication skills, Mauro encourages input from all stakeholders to ensure a client driven design is achieved.  Mauro brings valuable electrical engineering experience in all facets of the industry including commercial, industrial, educational, retail, government, and health care projects. Achieving a great working relationship with the clients, their personnel & stakeholders is paramount to Mauro. A successful project stems from a great team effort along with the technical knowledge of the industry design standards. Mauro’s field and hands-on experience has proven valuable in developing a design, performing quality control on his team’s design or providing solutions to field challenges.  


 

Partners

 

Kevin Dube

Kevin has enjoyed over 42 years of experience in the electrical field, 26 years in the engineering discipline, and has developed many technical skills. Following formal training from SAIT, Kevin graduated with a Journeyman certificate in Electrical and acquired experience in medium/high voltage residential, commercial and industrial applications.

His field and hands-on experience has proven invaluable, assisting him in further developing estimating skills to procure projects in Calgary and surrounding areas, and monitoring all associated costs relative to construction through the course of the construction period.

Kevin began his apprenticeship in Calgary in 1977. Upon receiving his Journeyman’s certification Kevin worked in Calgary on a number of Commercial and Residential sites as a site electrician. He soon became acting Forman on a number of medium to large Commercial projects which included TD Square renovations, Royal Bank Tower Upgrade, new Olds Hospital and the Old’s College student Residence, which involved project equipment procurement, project supervision, and the managing of up to 30 on site electricians at any given time.

Furthering his career Kevin formed EnerWest Electrical in 1990, where acting as principal he estimated projects, procured equipment and managed the projects through the construction and completion process.

In 1993 Kevin joined another electrical firm as their chief estimator and project coordinator. Moving forward, Kevin joined the Reid Crowther team in 1995 as Contract Administrator, managing construction projects, ensuring projects were completed in a timely fashion and within established budgets. In 1998 Kevin became an Associate and advanced to a Senior Designer and Project Supervisor role.

Maskell Engineering acquired Kevin’s talents as a Senior Designer/ Project Administrator. His role as liaison with owners and architects was paramount in taking projects from the conceptual design stage through to contract award and construction completion. Further advancement places Kevin as a partner, in what evolved into Beaubien Glover Maskell Engineering in Calgary and now MP&P Engineering. As a partner, Kevin continues to develop solid electrical designs, coupled with project management and leadership skills for health care, commercial, and manufacturing facilities, government projects, educational and correctional institutes.

Gus Paiva

Joining our organization as a partner and senior electrical/communications designer in 2009, Gus brings experience in power distribution, lighting, life safety, security, control systems, construction administration, information transport systems and project management for institutional, commercial, industrial and recreational facilities.

Gus had developed an impressive portfolio of work in the fields of information transport systems. He has played a key role in the design of the building infrastructure cabling systems for some of the most significant landmark buildings constructed in Canada. Gus found that the clients recognized the benefits of getting the consultant involved in their projects earlier. The best and most fulfilling solutions address both operational and physical issues. Gus remains involved in all phases of the work from initial information gathering through to occupancy. Many projects are ongoing as a result of the client’s commitment to their facilities and their trust in Gus.

Heather Lowe

Heather Lowe has been with MP&P nearly 10 years as a valued team member, and in 2010 we welcomed Heather as an associate.

Heather’s knowledge and expertise in the lighting sector has proven invaluable. Whether indoor, outdoor, or roadway lighting, Heather provides advice, design, detailed light renderings, and unparalleled support to our clients.

Heather’s commitment to ensuring the client’s needs are met, have earned her a reputation for quality and reliability within the industry.


Associates

Paul Truong

As an accomplished electrical engineer, Paul brings 20+ years’ experience to Maskell Plenzik and Partners.  His work experience includes commercial – office and retail, education, government, healthcare, and long-term care sectors with a current focus on telecommunications.

Paul’s passion for consulting is reflected in each project he is challenged with. Being goal-oriented has supported him as he strives to provide the highest quality service and value-based, solid engineering design to the stakeholders, from project concept to completion. Coupled with his sense of aesthetics,  Paul’s designs consistently bring character and uniqueness in lighting and atmosphere to each building, without compromising the clients’ vision.

A cognizant leader, Paul’s success in his profession has earned much respect from associates, clients, and co-workers alike. He excels and prides himself on his communication  and listening skills. His ability to articulate engineering terms to the simplest form to facilitate an understanding of project work is just one of his many strengths.  Inspired by the successful completion of projects, Paul listens to the needs of clients and enjoys working with them to find the ideal solution. Through this engagement, transparency, and response to concerns, Paul fosters long-lasting relationships. With Paul’s strong work ethic, no project is too difficult to accomplish. He will work tirelessly to support and empower his team to meet deadlines and ensure the final product exceeds clients’ expectations.

MP&P has been fortunate to utilize Paul’s varied skills as an Associate to help build the Edmonton office through staffing and direction. Paul enjoys the mentoring of staff to reach their full potential.  In 2021, Paul has taken on the role of Edmonton Office General Manager.

Scott MacDonald

Scott joined the Maskell Plenzik & Partners Engineering Inc. team as a Senior Project Manager in 2017 and is now an Associate with the firm. His resume of successful projects continues to grow in all avenues of the electrical design including commercial, multifamily, mixed use, light industrial, recreational, seniors and extended care facilities. Furthermore, Scott heads up our internal training program for our designers and construction administration staff along with various other operational duties.

Further to Scott’s project responsibilities, Scott looks after various components of the day to day operations as well as MP&P’s internal training program.

Shilpa Pathak

Shilpa is an Electrical Engineer who possesses 17+ years of professional experience in Electrical Design and Project Management. After practicing as an Electrical Designer in Ireland and Singapore for a number of years, Shilpa joined the team at Maskell Plenzik and Partners in February 2013. Shilpa brings her extensive international experience and understanding of the full gamut of activities required to achieve successful outcomes of projects in myriad sectors.  Her experience includes projects in commercial, institutional, health care and industrial sectors, ranging in size from single CRU buildings to major-scale facilities. Shilpa is a Certified Lighting Professional who has worked on many interior and exterior lighting upgrade projects where her attention to detail and keen understanding of the specific project requirements has ensured the successful competition and client recognition.