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

Mauro has enjoyed over 19 years of experience in the electrical field, 13 years in the engineering discipline, and has developed many technical skills. Following formal training from SAIT, Mauro graduated with the Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma and acquired experience in medium/high voltage maintenance in the oil & gas sector, and the moor rewind shop.

After successfully completing a B.Sc. at the University of Calgary, Mauro joined the Reid Crowther team as an Electrical Engineer and project coordinator. Since then, he joined forces with Maskell Engineering, which then evolved into Beaubien Glover Maskell Engineering, with Mauro as one of the principals, and now MP&P as a founding principal.

At MP&P engineering, Mauro strives and continues to develop solid electrical designs coupled with project management and leadership skills for health care facilities, government projects, educational institutes, and large commercial facilities and manufacturing facilities.

Mauro is a meticulous and detail oriented designer with a thorough understanding of buildings engineering, and combines business acumen and skill to lead many of the major projects. Recognized for his leadership style and excellent communication skills, Mauro encourages input from all stakeholders, to ensure a client driven design is achieved.

His field and hands-on experience has proven invaluable, as that experience assists in the design phase of a project to ensure that what is being visualized on paper can transpire physically. Mauro has also performed project supervision, system evaluations, low and high voltage systems testing, commissioning, preventative maintenance, and equipment installations in the institutional and industrial sector. With MauroÕs professional involvement in many medium and large scale projects, he is dedicated to finding solutions to challenging engineering problems that arise with each project.

Scott James

Scott James has worked in engineering since 1995, and in Buildings Electrical Engineering since 1997. Scott has earned P.L. (Eng.), RCDD, R.E.T., LEED AP, and CPTED accreditations, and joined MP&P Engineering in 2004. Scott’s 20+ years of industry experience include specializations in Information Technology Systems (ITS) and Electronic Safety and Security Systems (ESS).

 Scott’s dedication and proven problem solving ability resulted in a partnership in 2007, and a shared principal and director role in 2017. Scott has earned a reputation for attention to detail through scrupulous designs that have proven to be time saving and cost effective for our clients.

Scott has successfully been at the forefront of numerous large, multi-phase and complex projects, and has great depth of experience in security and information transport systems design, educational facilities, and industrial design. As well, Scott is well versed in LEED design principles, and incorporates this philosophy into all his work.

As a valued partner in MP&P Engineering, Scott continues to provide outstanding service, and is regularly called upon to provide technical advice for our clients.


 

Partners

 

Kevin Dube

Kevin has enjoyed over 30 years of experience in the electrical field, 12 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.

Warren Couch

Warren started in the electrical construction industry in 1987 as an electrical apprentice. In the early years leading up to his Journeyman certificate he worked in both the industrial and commercial sectors for various electrical companies. In 1994 after receiving his certification, Warren was provided with the opportunity of advancing to project foreman with a local electrical company in Calgary. For the next 11 years Warren was responsible for many electrical installations, design builds, building-wide fire alarm, smoke management systems and security installations, etc.

Warren acquired a strong knowledge base of all facets of electrical installations along with large manpower supervision and direction. While working closely with the electrical engineers, general contractors and owners on various projects, he became proficient in bringing a project in on schedule and on budget. In 2004 Warren successfully completed and acquired the Master Electrician status with the ability to start his own business.

In February of 2006 Warren joined forces with BGME (later to become MP&P) as a project contract administrator. Warren’s insight and experience, and a background that has a broad knowledge of electrical construction, costing, time management enable him to have a common sense interpretation of design requirements and quality control. This provides the client with the expertise to manage the construction and is a key element in delivering a project to a successful completion. Since 2006 Warren has enjoyed the challenges of marrying the design to the physical construction environment and managing the electrical construction process. Warren has also been called upon on numerous projects providing design expertise with an eye to constructability ensuring the electrical contractors have a clear conception during tender and a full understanding of the project requirements once construction begins. Warren is a Partner with MP&P and is looking forward to many rewarding future projects and to developing a strong and positive working relationship with all members of the design and construction team.

Andy McKnight

Andy McKnight joined BGME, now MP&P Engineering in 2004 as a Technologist in Training. He has since earned his C.E.T. certificate, LC certification and further develops his career through ongoing education.

Andy is a valued member of the design team and has successfully played a lead role in various projects including the 7th Avenue and McKnight LRT Stations. His diverse experience is spread across retail, health care, educational, and industrial buildings engineering, and he continues to expand on his knowledge and experience.

Andy’s communication skills and work ethic earned him a position as a partner with MP&P, where he frequently provides insight and training to other employees in the design department.

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.

Chris Kalwajtys

For over 30 years, Chris has been involved in the electrical profession, bringing his wealth of knowledge to every project he works on. His start in the electrical construction industry began in 1983 as an electrical apprentice and receiving his journeymen certification in 1988. In January of 2000, Chris joined the team of Beaubien Glover Engineering of Edmonton as Project Contract Administrator. In 2001 Beaubien Glover Engineering formed an alliance with Maskell Engineering of Calgary to become BGME. The sale of the Edmonton office resulted in the birth of MP&P Engineering which Chris joined forces with as Senior Construction Administrator and is now a Partner and Project Manager with the firm.

With Chris’s early experience as an electrician, this had made him extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of electrical installations, and provided him with a solid understanding and relationship with clients, and contractors, throughout the industry. Chris’s strong problem solving techniques and teamwork abilities have proven to be a great asset.


Associates

Masood Abrouie

Masood has 12 years of engineering experience in the electrical field, 10 years in design and 2 years in the field. He graduated in 2006 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, and continued with a Master’s Degree from Ryerson University in Power Systems Engineering. 

Masood joined MP&P in 2012 with 6 years of prior engineering experience in industrial settings. His expertise includes complex power studies, emergency power systems, life safety systems, and design of power distribution systems. He continuously strives to take on challenging engineering projects to expand his horizon and help the company grow.

As a senior Project Manager and Engineer of Record Masood takes projects from concept design through to construction and concentrates on the coordination of information with the stakeholders and the design team to ensure that quality results are delivered to clients.