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McElhanney adds to transportation and environmental expertise with two new appointments

Jun 8, 2015

Allan Russell, President and Chief Executive Officer of McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., is pleased to announce the appointment of Bernard Abelson and Harry Kim in transportation planning and in environmental services respectively.

Bernard Abelson, PEng, MEng, TOPS Transportation Planning Lead, Surrey, BC

As Transportation Planning Lead, Bernard Abelson, PEng, is responsible for consolidating and growing McElhanney’s extensive transportation planning expertise and resources within Western Canada. He is based out of the Surrey branch.

Bernard has 26 years of experience in transportation engineering, marketing, business development, and operations in both Canada and South Africa. His engineering experience ranges from transportation planning to detailed design, working with clients in the public and private sectors across BC and Western Canada. Bernard has led several multidisciplinary project teams undertaking corridor and network studies and designs, transit exchange designs, active transportation infrastructure planning and design, and various regional studies while building strong client relationships in the process. He has been an active industry player in BC, and has served on the Boards of various organizations since arriving in Canada eight years ago.

Harry Kim, PEng, Environmental Business Lead, Prairies Region, Calgary, AB

As Environmental Business Lead for the Prairies region based out of the Calgary branch, Harry Kim, PEng, is responsible for growing our environmental team in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Prior to joining McElhanney, Harry led environmental teams with several consulting engineering firms across Canada and North America. He was the founding partner and president of CPG Environmental established in 1987, responsible for growing the firm from a start-up to a profitable business until it was acquired by a global engineering firm.

Harry is a seasoned professional within the consulting engineering industry. He is a technical expert in his various areas of expertise including risk management, environmental legal support, insurance claims resolution, and contaminated site assessment and remediation.

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