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Meet the Team

Laverne Dalgleish

Laverne Dalgleish – Principal

Mr. Laverne Dalgleish has been actively involved in the construction industry for over 3 decades and has specialized in building envelopes, energy efficiency and building performance. Laverne is a frequent presenter across North America on a variety of topics as they relate to building envelopes, energy efficiency, green building practices, standards and quality of construction. Laverne is actively involved in the standards development process and has been involved with International Organization of Standardization (ISO) for over 2 decades, traveling around the world to develop standards for the industry. A big believer in scientific research, Laverne has been a leader and participated in a number of commercial and residential building research projects with groups such as Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Syracuse University, University of Waterloo and National Research Council of Canada. Laverne has been involved in a number of utility demand side management programs and worked with various government departments across North America such as the U.S. Department of Energy, Natural Resources Canada, Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Expertise:

Standards, Building Codes, Quality Assurance, Building Science, Building Envelope, Personnel Certification

Volunteer Leadership:

  • Past President and current director of Building Performance Institute (BPI)
  • Past Vice-Chairman and current director of The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC)
  • Past Treasurer and current director of Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance

Membership in:

  • Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)
  • Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)
  • American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • American Society of Heating Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE)
  • Member, Building Performance Institute (BPI) standards management board
  • Member, Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification management board
  • Member, Task Group for National Green Building Standard 2012 Update
  • Member, Standing Committee on Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Member, Joint Task Group – Energy Efficient Housing and Small Buildings, Chair of Sub Task Group on Small Buildings

Industry Involvement:

  • Chairman, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Thermal Insulation Materials and Systems
  • Chairman, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Air Barriers
  • Chairman, International Organizational for Standardization (ISO) ISO TC61 SC10 subcommittee on cellular plastics
  • Member, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) E-06 Committee on Performance of Building
  • Member, Air Barrier Association of America Building Airtightness standards committee
  • Secretariat, International Organization of Standardization (ISO) ISO TC 163 SC03 – Thermal Insulation Products
  • Secretariat, International Organization of Standardization (ISO) ISO TC 163 SC03 WG 4 – Basement Insulation
  • Convenor, Secretariat, International Organization of Standardization (ISO) TC 163 SC 3 WG6 – Conformity Control

Awards:

  • Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry in Canada – first recipient of the award from the Building Performance Institute (BPI)
  • Outstanding Service Award – ISO TC61 Committee of plastics

Ryan Dalgleish

Ryan Dalgleish – Chief Operating Officer

Ryan Dalgleish has been involved in the building envelope and building performance areas of construction in both the commercial and residential sectors for close to 2 decades. Much of Ryan’s time is spent on technology transfer, organizational excellence and education. Ryan has been a trainer, facilitator and performed a number of management roles for close to 2 decades. Ryan also is involved in research, development of training curriculum, and helping industries increase their professionalism. Ryan obtained credentials in Adult Education, Leadership and Organizational Excellence from the University of Manitoba.

Ryan has also published a number of papers for design and construction magazines such as Journal of Building Enclosure and Design, Construct Canada and Interface. Ryan frequently speaks at various technical presentations dealing with the building envelope to various building official associations, city departments and building enclosure councils across Canada and the United States, American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute and a number of local home builder associations.

Ryan has also published a number of papers for design and construction magazines and is frequently a speaker at various technical presentations dealing with the building envelope.

Expertise:

Education and Training, Personnel Certification Programs, Association and Organizational Management, Market Development, Building Science, Building Envelopes, Green Building, Building Airtightness, Communications and Market Development

Volunteer Leadership:

  • President, Manitoba Building Envelope Council (MBEC)
  • Past President and current director of National Building Envelope Council Member (NBEC)
  • Manitoba Home Builders Association Education committee (MHBA)

Membership in:

  • American Society of Quality (ASQ)
  • Roof Consultants Institute (RCI)
  • Manitoba Building Envelope Council (MBEC)

Industry Involvement:

Manitoba Chapter Manager: The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)

Ryan Dalgleish

Peter Spafford – Principle Quality Assurance and Training Manager

Peter Spafford has been involved in the energy conservation and building performance industry for more than 20 years. Peter has been a lecturer and facilitator in building science principles and building envelope performance issues for the past 2 decades and has taught thousands of installers and contractors, along with hundreds of quality assurance inspectors across the country. Peter became the national training and quality assurance manager for Building Professionals and oversaw the delivery and facilitation of numerous training programs in energy efficiency & building envelope performance. Peter has also spent a tremendous amount of time in the field performing 3rd party inspections on behalf of government, quality assurance providers, utilities and association warranty programs. Peter currently is the quality assurance program manager for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) in conjunction with Building Professionals. He has been involved in both the development and compliance aspects of the quality assurance program & building performance for a number of initiatives in both the residential and commercial building markets. He has also been involved in a number of research programs regarding building performance.

Expertise:

Site audits and Inspections, Training Delivery, Quality Assurance, Conflict Resolution

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Louise Hardman – Executive Assistant to Mr. Ryan Dalgleish

Louise serves as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, helping oversee day-to-day operations, in addition to assisting in his roles as Executive Director for Association clients, technical manager and business development lead. Louise is responsible for providing support to assist in optimizing work schedules, items and projects.

She is currently involved in managing the Manitoba Building Envelope Council (MBEC), as well as the Manitoba Chapter for the Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and has formed many working relationships with various industry leaders, assisting in government related concerns for the industry.

Louise has taken on the role of property manager for multiple commercial buildings owned by Building Professionals Investments Inc. She worked in the Financial Industry for 10 years, which leveraged her career at Building Professionals. Overall, she is proud to have learned such skills to fulfill her role as Executive Assistant with Building Professionals.

Brian Bachinski

Brian Bachinski – Special Projects Manager

Brian brings with him a background in human resources, project management, financial planning and experience in ISO quality assurance. As Special Projects Manager for BP he will manage building assets working with contractors to direct the various renovation and restoration projects planned for BP buildings. Forming good relationships with a variety of service providers will be a key objective in realizing BP’s vision for the Exchange District. As a former business owner, Brian has a broad experience in meeting project deadlines within budget. His most recent focus was human resources. Assisting others in enhancing their skills is a satisfying experience. “The development of quality people makes for a great organization.”

Harold Clouston

Harold Clouston – Quality Assurance Administration

Harold has over 25 years experience in the home building / renovation and construction trade.

Harold was an instructor for Building Professionals when the Manitoba Government ran its Home Renovations Program. He has researched material for the current manuals and is presently working in the Quality Assurance Program and is responsible for any further testing before students receive certification.

He is actively involved in the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and National Air Barrier Association (NABA) Programs and currently locating and tracking all projects that are ABAA/ NABA specified.

Crystal Dalgleish

Crystal Dalgleish – Training and Certification Coordinator

Crystal Dalgleish has been the newest addition to the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Professional Certification Program (SPFA PCP) team and is responsible for the coordination of SPFA training courses held in various locations all over the United States.  She also oversees the coordination certification for SPFA installers, whether their potential designation is to become a Certified Installer, Master Installer, Project Manager, Field Examiner or Supplier Representative with regards to either the Insulation or Roofing Applications.  She spends her time as well handling confidential matter such as examinations which she marks and records and personally contacts the student and helps them completes steps necessary to the designation that they wish to fulfill.  Crystal provides assistance with the coordination of external trade shows as well as support to the executive director and management.

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Uri Portillo – Quality Assurance Administration

Uri has been part of the Building Professionals team for the past two years. Uri plays an integral role as one of the Quality Assurance Administrators for both, the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and the National Air Barrier Association (NABA). Uri provides assistance to association contractors, installers, field auditors and internal managers, as a representative on quality matters. Duties include coordinating installer, contractor and auditor licensing; coordinating field auditor project assignment; project audit report tracking and distribution; managing demerit point assignment, documentation and subsequent corrective action plans; conflict management and resolution; as well as assisting in the development of policy and procedures.

Uri has over 13 years experience in the customer service industry. His extensive background has provided him with a strong customer focused foundation and prides himself in providing the highest quality of customer satisfaction in a professional manner. Uri is fluent in Spanish and English, and has working knowledge of French.

He is a passionate fan of the sweet science.

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.
They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill”
-Muhammad Ali

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Wendy Mackey – Financial Manager

Wendy has over 25 years’ experience in accounting and full cycle bookkeeping and is responsible for the accurate and timely financial information on multiple companies.  A graduate from Red River College with an Advanced Level Certificate in Business Administration, majoring in accounting, she has proven time management skills, prioritization, and can multi-task while adapting to changing priorities in order to meet tight deadlines. In her role, she provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers, along with external auditors, and builds relationships with them.

Wendy is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the financial records for the company and several related entities, performing the day-to-day accounting, using both Canadian and US currency. She is a self-starter who is a reliable, independent individual who assumes total responsibility for the full accounting cycle. Proficient in QuickBooks and Excel, she is also adept in MS Office and quickly picks up new software applications.

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Sasha Racanelli – Quality Assurance Administrator

Sasha has worked extensively within the Quality Assurance spectrum for both the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and National Air Barrier Association (NABA). She provides Administrative support to the Quality Assurance Administrator as well as the Auditors, Contractors and Installers for each Association. Her duties include licensing and certification related administration, assisting with project audit documentation and addressing individual client needs and concerns. Sasha brings over a decade of administrative experience and customer service excellence which dovetails nicely with her position at BP.  She enjoys working closely with and assisting her team members as well as providing top notch client satisfaction. Also, four years spent living abroad afforded her the opportunity to expand her horizons, challenge herself and learn to love and appreciate foreign cultures and peoples. She is also quite fluent in spoken Mandarin Chinese.


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Rochelle Trenchard – Communications Coordinator/Receptionist

Rochelle serves as a Communications Coordinator/Receptionist, providing administrative and customer support to the office in order to help ensure effective operations of the business. Her duties include assistance on special projects, membership services, committee coordination and facilitating and preparing financial documents for all associations. In addition, she assumes full responsibility for the development, administration and promotion of special projects. Rochelle brings with her over 5 years of experience in reception and administrative roles, as well as graduating from Red River College from the Administrative Assistant Certificate Program. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to her demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, organizational skills, ability to establish priorities and work independently, and possessing a proactive approach to problem solving while still demonstrating patience and perseverance.


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Veronica Sweeney – Training and Certification Coordinator

Veronica serves as a coordinator for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and the National Air Barrier Association (NABA). Her role includes developing training logistics for multiple courses and events throughout the year, including the ABAA conference and trade show. She is also responsible for coordinating and marketing training courses, educational seminars, and other training related events.  As a recent graduate of the Business Administration program at Red River College, Veronica brings contemporary views on business, training and marketing to the Building Professionals team.  Her past careers have seen her as a professional photographer, retail accounting clerk and even a rock climbing instructor, all of which have armed her with unique business experience, exceptional customer service skills and the ability to work in fast paced environments.  Being an avid outdoors woman and traveler, Veronica knows and appreciates the importance of sustainability and conservation in both built and natural environments.  She is excited to be a part of the Building Professionals team and contributing to a company that shares these values.

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Keenan Reimer – Membership & Accreditation Specialist

Keenan serves as a Membership and Accreditation Specialist at Building Professionals. He is heavily involved with committee meetings for Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and making sure all aspects of the membership process are taken care of. Keenan is also involved with several local trade associations including, Manitoba Building Envelope Council (MBEC) and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). Keenan graduated from Red River College with his Business Administration Diploma with a major in Human Resources Management. He is looking forward to integrating his people skills and problem solving abilities into the workplace. Keenan originally comes from an insurance background and is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to learn more about the building industry and to become an integral part of the BP team. With his strong communication and time management skills, he knows he will do just that in no time! Outside of work, Keenan likes to keep busy with things like basketball, ultimate, slow-pitch, and following the Winnipeg Jets!

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Tiana Bridal – Financial Administrative Assistant

After returning from a maternity leave, Tiana has again joined the Building Professionals team! She has over 7 years of accounting experience, in addition to an accounting diploma from Red River College in Winnipeg. Her main focus is to help support the financial entities of the company. This entails a broad scope of accounting duties, including accounts payables and receivables. When time allows, she is happy to assist others in the office with anything they may need. Her goal is to add to her experience in the accounting and administrative fields as her position evolves and new tasks are taken on. Tiana has a strong work ethic, is willing to offer assistance in any way that she can, and is excited to be back on the team!