ECOH and our experts are members of the following:

  • Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO)
  • Toronto Construction Association (TCA)
  • Healthy Indoors Partnership (HIP)
  • Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO)
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

ECOH Principals

Mark Lai
President

Mark Lai, the President of ECOH, is a gifted visionary and an excellent mentor.  Mark is well known throughout Canada and abroad for his expertise on asbestos and his ability to provide practical solutions to the challenges faced in managing hazardous materials in buildings. Having designed and supervised some of the largest hazardous materials abatement projects in Canada, Mark has a proven track record spanning more than 25 years in environmental consulting.  Mark has personally completed hundreds of detailed assessments and he leads by example with a “hands-on” approach to mentorship.  Mark is a passionate presenter / trainer and he lends corporate oversight and quality control on practically all of ECOH’s hazardous materials projects.  Through the depth and variety of his experience, Mark has fostered long-term business relationships both Nationally and Internationally, resulting in access to countless resources and contacts, ensuring ECOH’s success with projects of practically any magnitude.

Dr. Om Malik, Ph.D, P.Eng., CIH, ROH, FAIHA, QP
CEO & Principal

Om Malik is an internationally recognized expert with more than 25 years’ experience in environmental health and industrial hygiene.  Prior to founding ECOH, he held senior positions with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, where he directed the control of hazardous materials in industries across the province.  An expert in occupational health risk assessment, air quality sampling, and control of asbestos, mould and infectious materials, he has led development of international health and safety conventions as Chair of an International Labour Organization subcommittee representing over 100 countries. A recipient of the Hugh Nelson award for excellence in industrial hygiene, Om is an engaging and sought-after public speaker and expert witness.  He has been an adjunct Professor of Industrial Hygiene at the University of Toronto, has been named a distinguished Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and is designated a Qualified Person for Risk Assessment (QPRA) by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

John Lewis, BA, CET               
Principal

John Lewis is a founding principal of ECOH with over 25 years of senior environmental consulting experience.  John is a recognized expert in all phases of Environmental Site Assessments, contaminant hydrogeology, site decommissioning, and computer modelling. He has managed dozens of large-scale environmental remediation and construction projects including site decommissioning, landfill leachate monitoring, hydrogeology, and site-specific risk assessments.  He has been rated as an excellent trainer in the traditional class-room style as well as distance learning.

Senior Management and Associates

John P. Kocjan, BES, CRSP
General Manager

John Kocjan is a highly experienced manager with an extensive track record directing complex environmental, health and safety projects for clients in the government, construction, industrial and real estate sectors.  His excellence in project management and expertise in Occupational Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Site Assessments, Indoor Air Quality Investigations and Hazard Assessments make him a valued resource to ECOH clients.  John’s experience includes management of numerous hazardous materials surveys and multi-million dollar, multi-facility mould and asbestos surveys and abatement projects.

Jeff Muir, B.Sc., PGeo (Ltd.), QP ESA
Vice President – Environmental

Jeff is a registered Qualified Person (QPESA) as defined by O.Reg.153/04 (as amended) and is well experienced in applying regulatory requirements for environmental assessments under the Regulation.  He has experience assessing various media for a wide array of contaminants, ranging from petroleum hydrocarbons to chlorinated solvents to emerging contaminants such as perfluorinated alkyl compounds (e.g. PFOS).  The sites he has conducted or supervised assessments on have ranged from residential properties to large scale industrial facilities.  He provides project management and support for ECOH’s risk assessment team and has a strong understanding of the risk assessment process under O. Reg. 153/04 (as amended).  Mr. Muir has provided consulting services and project management to numerous municipal and federal departments.  The projects Jeff has managed have varied from Phase One/Two ESA and quantitative human health and ecological risk assessments to remedial options analysis and specification development.

Rob Fernandes, BSc, CIH
Manager, IAQ, Mould and Microbial Contamination

Rob Fernandes is a skilled industrial hygienist who has supervised numerous hazardous materials surveys and abatement projects for a range of residential, industrial, institutional and government sector clients.  The many projects Rob has undertaken include indoor air quality assessments, design and supervision of fumehood (perchlorate) removal, confined space assessments and programs, training programs, heat stress assessments, hospital infection control and contamination assessments, and major asbestos assessment and abatement operations.  Rob has extensive knowledge of microbiology and is a widely-sought expert on mould.  He has designed and delivered training programs on mould control, and managed numerous multi-facility mould assessment and abatement projects.

Catherine Mills
Manager, Business Development

Catherine studied Environmental Engineering Technology, giving her a solid foundation to build a comprehensive understanding of the environmental industry and the unique ability to understand a broad range of our clients’ specific environmental challenges.  As the Business Development Manager, Catherine is responsible for developing ECOH’s marketing strategies and branding campaign.  In addition, Catherine maintains our existing client base, increases sales and improves profitability through lead generation, follow-up sales activity and formal proposal writing.  For those clients seeking environmental services but unsure of whom to contact, Catherine has proven to be an excellent first contact.  She understands your challenges and is able to “triage” your query, ensuring that you are directed to the most appropriate and knowledgeable experts.

Patricia Cavallari, CHRL
Human Resources Manager

ECOH’s Human Resources Manager, Patricia Cavallari, is a seasoned Human Resources professional with more than 13 years of related experience in the environmental industry. With an educational background including completion of Human Resources Management and Business Administration programs, Patricia is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), a mark of HR excellence in Canada.  Patricia has also initiated and participated in a number of Corporate Health & Safety and Operational activities and programs.

Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH, FAIHA
Senior Industrial Hygiene Associate

Marianne Levitsky has more than 25 years’ experience in occupational health and safety, including leadership at the senior management level with major Ontario public sector organizations.  She has extensive experience in industrial hygiene, research, policy, performance measurement, social marketing, program evaluation, safety culture, and educational programs.  As an ECOH associate, she has conducted numerous audits and risk assessments, and developed and delivered a variety of training programs.  Marianne has been named a distinguished fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Occupational/Environmental Health and Global Health programs at the University of Toronto.

Zafar Iqbal, B. Eng (Civil)
Senior Project Manager

Zafar Iqbal has wide experience managing multi-faceted hazardous materials and environmental assessment projects.  He combines technical and analytical skills with the attention to detail, customer service and organizational proficiency that are the hallmarks of an excellent project manager.  With more than 20 years’ international and Canadian experience in environmental sciences, civil engineering and quality control, Zafar has led numerous projects involving designated substance assessments, asbestos, mould and hazardous material abatement.

Brian Edwardson, M.Sc., B.Sc. (Env.)
Senior Project Manager

Brian has diverse experience and training in hazardous materials and asbestos assessments as well as occupational health and safety.  Brian is currently managing field staff during survey/abatement projects resulting from our ongoing relationships with clients such as Hamilton Health Sciences, CityHousing Hamilton and Revera Living. Specific project experience includes but is not limited to management of the detailed surveying of 58 long-term care facilities for asbestos-containing materials and other designated substances; the overall co-ordination, in-place management and abatement of hazardous materials (lead, asbestos, PCBs, mould, etc.), and selective demolition of mechanical and electrical building systems of a facility with historical significance developed by Brock University.  This project also involved the preparation of specifications as well as the supervision of technicians during surveys and abatement inspections.

Rob Lovegrove, CET
Senior Project Manager

Robert has been involved in all aspects of environmental consulting for more than 30 years having worked on projects related to air, earth, and water contamination in many areas across Canada.  Robert has the ability to manage, coordinate, and implement environmental consulting services as well as provide and direct the hands-on services for industrial, commercial, natural resource, and institutional sectors.  Robert has conducted and/or managed projects involving building domestic water system review and completed sampling for Legionella at system extremities in a variety of settings.  He has also conducted and managed indoor air quality (i.e. carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, temperature, relative humidity) and mould/bacteria assessments within various health care/commercial/industrial facilities.

Ken Reeves, WRT, HVAC Tech
Senior Project Manager

He is a professional Consultant and Project Manager with over 19 years of experience within the Environmental Industry.  Ken has had the opportunity to be a part of several small, medium, and large scale projects throughout Canada, specializing in hazardous materials.  Ken has been a part of industrial plant site decommissioning projects (multiple coal fired power generation facilities, and multiple refineries), and on many occasions has been requested to provide his perspective and recommendations on other complex large scale abatement projects.  He has performed or managed hazardous materials surveys, designed abatement projects as well as performed and managed mould, indoor air quality, and industrial hygiene projects for a wide range of clients across Canada.


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