Varcon is comprised of over 40 dedicated, customer-oriented individuals with a diverse background. Our talented team consists of fully qualified professional engineers, technologists and project managers who currently hold memberships in Professional Engineering Associations in all Canadian provinces and territories. All our engineers and technologist are certified in tower climbing and tower rescue. They are able to apply practical onsite experience in their management, analysis and design work.
The team is led by Tom Vardy, who brings over 40 years of experience in engineering, inspection and project management. This includes 12 years with the engineering department of a major telecommunications company, where his duties as Senior Engineer included responsibility for new site construction, retrofit of existing sites, inspection and maintenance for an inventory of hundreds of towers. He has completed several hundred projects across Canada from inspection of towers to engineering and construction of multi-site tower projects.
He has been registered and practiced as a Professional Engineer in all provinces and territories across Canada and in the State of Maine. As well, he is a long-time member of the technical committee responsible for the development of CSA S37, the Canadian standard governing communication towers. He is recognized as a Designated Consulting Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is a member of both the Canadian and American Societies of Civil Engineers. He is also a member of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) and a member of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI).
In his VP role Trevor is responsible for strategic corporate development and marketing of Varcon services, nationally and internationally. This includes oversight of the company’s technical framework for Varcon’s engineering services while maintaining a focus on client satisfaction. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of any new service offerings.
Trevor has over 15+ years of engineering experience in the telecommunication tower industry. He has completed many challenging tower assignments during his tenure with Varcon, encompassing all facets of the tower industry including many hundreds of CSA maintenance inspections, post-construction acceptance inspections, tower design, mount designs, foundation designs, reinforcement designs, cost estimates, structural analysis, technical specifications, scope of work documents, and large multi-scope projects managed. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and the Yukon. He also sits on the CSA-S37 technical committee responsible for developing the Canadian standards governing communication towers.
In his VP role, Sean has oversight of and responsibility for the technical work and performance of Varcon’s engineering resources. This includes skills development, training programs, quality control and project execution. In addition, Sean plays an important role in ongoing marketing and client relations.
Sean has over 5 years’ experience in engineering with respect to telecommunication towers. He also has 10+ years’ experience with concrete materials and structures. He worked with the federal highways association in a 5+ year project completing implementation and testing of concrete structures throughout the United States. He completed his PhD. in engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 2013 after studying the effects of de-icing chemicals on airport runways. He has completed many projects in the tower industry throughout his years at Varcon including but not limited to construction drawings and structural analyses on 1000s of towers, reinforcing designs, and one off projects such as rehabilitating a concrete tower. He is a registered professional engineer in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta.
In his VP role Matt is responsible for the corporate framework that supports Varcon’s engineering service delivery. This includes business processes and systems that track efficiency and profitability, accounting/financial oversight, company policy and objectives, operation of branch offices, corporate governance, human resource management and various other business management initiatives.
Matt has over 15+ years of experience with Varcon in the telecommunications tower industry. He started as a summer student assisting with tower inspections and has since worked in nearly every Varcon department on route to his current executive role. He completed his B.Com, with a focus on marketing, at Dalhousie University and his MBA, with a focus on strategic management, at Queens University.
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