OUR TEAM

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The STONE Oil & Gas staff has collaborated as a team for over 20 years. Together, we have been able to deliver high-quality engineering solutions across a vast range of challenging projects over our three main market segments, while maintaining client cost and schedule objectives.

The STONE Oil & Gas staff have broad global experience in both international and domestic markets.

STONE Oil & Gas - Key Team Members

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Sherif Elkelish, P.Eng., PhD.
President

Sherif has over 30 years of experience in project management, engineering management and the management of engineering departments with Stone & Webster / Shaw Energy & Chemicals Canada. This diverse experience of leading first rate engineering teams has enabled Sherif to build and foster the team at STONE Oil & Gas to become a world-class competitor.

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Kyle Buckle, P.Eng.
Deputy Office Manager

Kyle has an extensive range of project and business management experience that covers not only the STONE execution markets, but also a diverse range of industries. With proven results in project management and control, business development and marketing, and client relationships, Kyle is a key asset to fostering long-term business relationships and developing the STONE team for future endeavors.

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Jean-Pierre Bernier
Director, Energy, Oil & Gas

Jean-Pierre has over 30 years of experience in refining as head of Operations, Maintenance, Construction, and Project Management with Ultramar Canada and Valero Energy. Jean-Pierre leverages this deep understanding of the oil and gas business to effectively identify and serve the needs of the STONE Oil & Gas clients in our Energy, Oil & Gas, and Industrial markets.

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Yves Poulin, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager

Yves has an extensive range of diverse experience in the power, refinery, polymer and petrochemical industries; both in technical execution and project management. Yves leverages this experience to effectively manage STONE Oil & Gas multidisciplinary projects in all of our service markets..

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Mihir Patel
Manager, Piping and Plant Layout

Mihir has broad experience as a Piping Engineering Manager, Design Supervisor, and Piping Lead Designer on a wide range of projects across the refinery and petrochemical project spectrum, world-wide. Project execution environments include EPC, FEED, and PDP, with involvement in all engineering design stages from conceptual design through to construction completion.

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Bryan Tan, P.Eng.
Manager, Process Engineering

Bryan has extensive EPC engineering experience in the Hydrocarbon Processing Industry including Oil Fields Surface Engineering, Oil and Gas Pipelines and Storage, Jetty facilities, LNG, Petroleum Refining, Petrochemical & Chemical Production, Polymer & Plastic Production. Bryan’s diverse experience includes roles as senior process design engineer, senior lead engineer, and pre-commissioning/commissioning manager. In addition, Bryan also has extensive HSE design and management experience serving as the Lead HSE Engineer on many key STONE projects.

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Tony Matassa, P.Eng.
Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Tony has a wide breadth of mechanical engineering experience in the Power, Refining and Petrochemical industries, working in both the consulting and manufacturing sectors. Tony has lead mechanical engineering teams through a diverse range of complex projects; providing client solutions throughout the full spectrum of mechanical equipment design, and fostering young mechanical staff to deliver at their full potential.

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Iman Afshar, P.Eng., PMP
Manager, Electrical and Instrumentation

Iman has diverse experience in Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering including design and engineering management of projects in the oil & gas, petrochemical, food processing, and nuclear industries. This strong background also includes diverse experience with DCS and PLC Programming and Monitoring Software. Additionally, Iman leverages his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification to provide effective project management services to STONE clients.

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Prasan Wickremasinghe, P.Eng.
Manager, Civil / Structural Engineering

Prasan has a wide range of civil/structural engineering experience in both the consulting and construction environments. Prasan’s strong background in structural engineering includes experience in building, industrial, infrastructure, mining, petrochemical, and power industries. Prasan also employs extensive experience with the calculation and analysis of steel, concrete, and wood structures, as well as seismic and dynamic analysis of structures and foundations.

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Mehdi Lavasani, P.Eng.
Senior Electrical Engineer

Mehdi has extensive experience in electrical engineering and design for FEED and detail design projects in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Refinery, Infrastructure, Power, and Renewable Energy industries. Mehdi’s experience includes electrical control & protection, logic and schematic diagrams for LV, MV switchgear and MCCs, power system studies, relay settings, electrical equipment selections, and sizing of transformers, switchgear, MCCs and UPS systems.