Mike has been with TSSA as Statutory Director for over four years and brings with him a wealth of OE experience, starting with 20 years in the Canadian Navy as a marine engineer. He earned his marine engineering Certificate of Competency (equivalent to First Class OE) in the early eighties and served on several steam destroyers (First Class Power Plants) as well as fulfilled the responsibilities of Chief Examiner Marine Engineering at the Naval Officer Training Centre. He finally made it ashore in 1992 where he managed the Navy’s research and development program for fuel cell power systems.
In the mid-nineties, he took off the uniform and began an eclectic career as a project manager, then program manager, with Science Applications International Corporation (an engineering services company). Subsequent roles included that of Program Director at a Kingston fuel cell research and development company as well as Ontario Power Generation before Mike joined TSSA in 2011.Mike’s credentials include a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering (with two patents just for the fun of it). He is a registered P.Eng in Ontario and a certified Project Management Professional. Mike also holds a boiler inspector commission and is the Chief Inspector representing Ontario at National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. He is also a member of ASME, IPE, PEO, PMI and NB.
Andrew Epp, P.Eng, PMP, CEM
Andrew has been with Efficiency Engineering for over 9 years and during that time has become the resident arena retrofit and refrigeration expert. He has retrofitted arenas all along Highway 6 (Hamilton, Cambridge, Guelph) and is currently consulting with the Town of Meaford. His most notable project to date is the full replacement of the Ice Rink and Reflecting Pool at Nathan Philips Square in downtown Toronto which should be complete this fall .
McCannell is a recipient of the City of Vancouver ACCESS and INCLUSION AWARD; the Canadian Paraplegic Association’s AWARD OF DISTINCTION and the Rick Hansen ACCESSIBILITY AWARD for Leadership in creating accessible environments.
He has been the featured speaker at several conferences including the Airports Council International conference in Kuala Lampur; the IAKS International Conference on Sport Facility Design in Cologne, Germany; and has also been a featured subject on the CBC national television program ‘Witness’.
Brad joined the Rick Hansen foundation in 2016 as the Vice President for Access & Inclusion and the content expert for developing a universal rating system for the built environment. The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program (RHFAC) will be launched in the fall of 2017.
Brad became a C6-7 quadriplegic after a car accident in 1980 at age 27. He uses a wheelchair and a service dog on a daily basis.
Terry Piche, CRFP, CIT
Ross Rankin, CRFP,CAT