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Our People

Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

Supporting our global team of 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Demetrius Yannoulopoulos

Director | Office Lead
Ottawa, ON

Demetrius Yannoulopoulos
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office Lead# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/demetrius-yannoulopoulos-83277286

Demetrius Yannoulopoulos is a Professional Engineer in Ontario with over 30 years of experience in civil engineering in both Land Development and Municipal Engineering. He is currently Project Director for a number of land development engineering studies and detail design projects, all based out of the Ottawa office. His Municipal Engineering experience includes design of road and infrastructure renewal projects in both Ottawa and Kingston. He has served as Municipal Engineer for various smaller municipalities reviewing development plans and providing general engineering advice to councils. public sector projects include infrastructure renewal for DND, and Correctional Services Canada. In addition to the various projects Demetrius has completed over the years, he has also assisted the civil engineering field in both the public and private realms by sitting on various engineering committees and serving on the executive of the Kingston Home Builders Association.

#North America#
Brian Enter

Associate - Manager, Land Engineering
Hamilton, ON

Brian Enter
#Associate - Manager, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Brian Enter is an Associate of IBI Group in the Hamilton office with over 20 years of engineering experience in providing project management and senior engineering services for clients with a wide range of land development projects. He is directly responsible for managing and overseeing designs where IBI Group provides services ranging in scope from due diligence investigations, preliminary design reports, detailed designs, final construction review and contract administration, to project certification.

Brian is experienced in working closely with planners and other consultants during the life of a development project. He is well acquainted with the land development industry and has completed many projects of all size with a diverse range of project types including commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-phase residential developments. Brian has also worked with and obtained approvals in many southern Ontario municipalities.

Brian’s broad project history demonstrates that he has the ability to effectively manage a multi-disciplinary consulting team, work successfully with agencies to achieve required approvals, and meet project goals and deadlines.

#North America#
Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Kevin Bebenek
#Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

#North America#
Saurabh Bhatia

Associate Director | Sr. General Manager
New Delhi, India

Saurabh Bhatia
#Associate Director | Sr. General Manager# #All# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
New Delhi, India, Asia

Since joining IBI Group, Saurabh Bhatia has gained diversified international experience in the ICT and ITS industries. Through the combination of an MBA in strategic management and a strong engineering background, he offers the right set of skills for projects that require both management and technical expertise. He has an extensive experience leading the design and deployment of ICT systems and ITS technologies for a diverse clientele in global market sectors including government bodies, transportation & transits, real estate developers, telecommunications service providers, broadcasting, among sectors within the infrastructure space. His work has also included providing strategic consulting to a broad range of clients including developing business and technology strategies and evaluating business cases.

Steven Butler, PE

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Cincinnati, OH

Steven Butler, PE
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Steven Butler has over ten years of civil engineering experience, with emphasis in structural design. He has evaluated and developed superstructure and sub-structure plans for a variety of bridges within the states of Ohio and West Virginia. His experience extends to all phases of civil engineering projects, including preliminary studies and reports, site surveys and investigations, specifications, quantity take-offs, and cost estimates. Steven’s work includes bridge design, inspection, replacement, rehabilitation and review projects, where his deliverables include the design of superstructures, substructures, and miscellaneous details along with site layout and minor roadway items.

Daniel Brewster

Director - Office Lead
Houston, TX

Daniel Brewster
#Director - Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Houston, Texas, North America

Mr. Brewster joined IBI Group in 1999 and brings over 25 years of institutional and commercial architectural experience to the firm. He has successfully managed projects with tight constraints and budget parameters including new facilities, additions and renovations. Daniel is involved in every project phase and has a reputation for effectively leading large, complex teams and creating sustainable solutions for clients.

Mr. Brewster’s experience with IBI Group includes projects in the educational, religious and civic sectors. His work with our educational clients centers on the transition from traditional to next generation learning environments and pedagogies. Daniel also has experience in managing extensive multi-facility expansion and enhancement projects and understands the natural relationship between a school facility and best practices for teaching and learning.

Keith Ponton

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Edmonton, AB

Keith Ponton
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-ponton-8b78884/

Keith is a Professional Engineer and a seasoned telecommunications veteran with over 28 years of telecommunications and information communication technology experience across engineering, sales, product management, marketing and executive level management functions. He has worked with municipalities, transit agencies, utilities, carriers, and vendors, developing strategic plans based on needs assessments, devising strategies for monetizing technology investments; services and product differentiation through market analysis and competitive positioning; business model development; risk mitigation and contingency planning; vendor selection and contract negotiations.

Keith has provided Canadian municipalities strategic guidance and reviews of CRTC decisions relating to local and wholesale telecommunications competition and Internet as a basic service.

#North America#
Tony Burley

Director | UK Sector Lead, Buildings
London, UK

Tony Burley
#Director | UK Sector Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #P3# #Public Outreach# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Tony Burley is the UK & Ireland Managing Principal for the Buildings group. He has led the design and management of project teams for all scales of healthcare, research and mixed use projects. His broad experience spans new build, refurbishment and strategic planning of facilities, in roles as both designer and client representative, and covers Traditional, Design and Build, Framework and P3 procurement routes. The multiple perspectives from this broad experience provides Tony with a real understanding of the opportunities and challenges that face developers and end user clients, and fuels a passion for ongoing innovation in the built environment at the intersection of design and technology.

Tony is an excellent communicator and regular conference speaker, who enjoys building strong relationships with clients, users and wider stakeholder groups.

#Europe#
Dave Barrett

Associate | Manager, Planning
Waterloo, ON

Dave Barrett
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Dave Barrett has over 15 years of land use planning and development experience. He has extensive experience in aggregate site planning and licensing and processes related to aggregate applications, including work for a number of clients ranging from smaller individual producers to the top aggregate producers in Ontario.

As Manager of Aggregate Planning, Dave provides project management and planning evaluations for pit and quarry applications under the Aggregate Resources Act. Dave also provides urban and regional planning, analysis, and research support for all aspects of the IBI’s activities. He has experience in providing planning consulting services to municipalities and private sector clients, resource planning, and licensing. He is also experienced in obtaining development approvals, Environmental Assessments for waste management projects, Class Environmental Assessments, and other environmental approvals. He has provided expert evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board.

Dave is a Registered Professional Planner and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

#North America#
Ryan Tomas

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Engineering
Edmonton, AB

Ryan Tomas
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-tomas-ab2866a7/

Ryan Tomas is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in municipal engineering and land development. Ryan has provided preliminary and detailed engineering design, project management, contract administration, construction supervision, and surveying for various projects throughout the City of Edmonton and surrounding area.

Anita Leonoff

Director | Office Lead, Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

Anita Leonoff
#Director | Office Lead, Vancouver# #All# #Architecture# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Anita Leonoff joined IBI Group shortly after graduating from UBC’s Architecture School and learned quickly. In the mid 1980s, Anita began the renovation work on the Hotel Vancouver, one of her longest running projects and one she continues to work on to this day. In the 1990s, Anita took on the local work for Holt Renfrew which at the time was renovation work. This later turned into a new store for Vancouver, followed by Calgary, and a number in Ontario and Quebec, which is a testament to her work. Anita’s areas of specialty include institutional and hospitality facilities design, retail and office tenant fit-ups, heritage renovations, and the management of the approvals and public consultation processes.

Gene Simmons

Associate Principal | Field Services, Buildings
Houston, TX

Gene Simmons
#Associate Principal | Field Services, Buildings# #All# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Gene Simmons initially worked on the contractor?s side, learning hands-on experience in carpentry, surveying, concrete formwork and placement. Moving into management, Gene worked as a project superintendent, estimator, project manager and handled client relations. He shifted to the architectural side almost 30 years ago and has worked as the Director of Field Services since 2000.

His practical experience is vitally important to maintaining communication among project team members and IBI Group’s field staff taking projects seamlessly from design through to construction.

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