Who we are…

OSMOS Canada relies on a solid team of experienced structural engineers, experts in structures and highly specialized multi-disciplinary technical personnel.

Louis Crépeau, Eng., M.Eng.

A graduate from École Polytechnique, Mr. Crépeau earned a Masters in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structure. He was Director of the structural department where he planned and directed the design of various projects within his specialty. He has developed a rich and varied experience in consulting engineering for a wide variety of complex projects. He received an ACI/CPCA 1998 award for his contribution to the progress in the field of concrete. He is a member of the CSA-S304.1 standards technical committee for masonry design, and GSC 1061 committee member for research grants of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Rod Smith, B.E.S., M.T.S.
V.P. Business Development

Rod is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Environmental Studies Program. University courses included the study of the deterioration of buildings because of acid rain, climate change, chloride contamination and other factors. Rod has worked for a number of leading engineering and contracting firms engaged in the restoration and repair of structures. Notable projects include repairs to the CN Tower and the Gardiner Expressway. He has also managed projects in other countries such as Belize or Bermuda. As a former principal in Courtland Engineering, he and his colleagues have completed building science and environmental assignments for a wide range of clients, both public and private sector, throughout Canada. Rod brings nearly forty years of experience in engineering and construction to OSMOS having worked in the field as a student as well.

Jean Arnosti, P. Tech.
Project Manager, Business Development

Professional Technologist specialized in Electrical Engineering; Jean has twenty-nine years of experience in the industrial and municipal sectors as an installation and commissioning technician, as an automation product advisor, and as an expert in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). He has participated in the implementation and support of several municipal and industrial projects with companies and cities such as Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Rio Tinto Alcan, Alcoa, Hydro-Québec, Québec City, the City of Montréal and the City of Saguenay. He also was involved in the upgrading of the signalisation system of the Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel in Montréal. Jean is Project Manager for OSMOS for the Province of Québec’s Eastern Sector as well as for the Maritimes. Jean is a Project Manager and Development for OSMOS in the Eastern Region of the Québec’s Province and the Maritimes.

Andrew Holford, B.Eng, P.Eng
Senior Project Manager

Andrew is a graduate of McMaster University’s Civil Engineering Program. University courses included the study of hydrology, soils and mechanics of materials, as well as structural design in both reinforced concrete and steel construction. Andrew has worked for a number of leading engineering firms engaged in the design, restoration and repair of structures. Notable projects include evaluations of the Gardiner Expressway and restoration of the Terminal 2 parking garage at Pearson International Airport. He has also managed projects in other fields including building science, structural design and insurance evaluations for both public and private sector clients. Andrew brings nearly seventeen years of experience in engineering and construction to OSMOS having worked in the field as a student as well.

Albert Belhumeur
Coordinator, Business Development

With almost thirty years experience in Civil Engineering, in particular projects and employee management, Mr. Belhumeur was involved in helping many clients obtain financial aid, patents and intellectual property. Most notably, he took over the project management of the renovation and extension of the SIQ – Palais Justice de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, at a cost of $12 million which earned an award for architecture.

Jacques Bossé
Senior Technician

With almost 17 years experience in plant treatment field, Mr. Bossé has had several positions related to the start-up of telemetry systems in Sherbrooke as well as being appointed to preventive maintenance purification stations in Boisbriand, Farnham, Cowansville and Orford.

He also acted as technician for the design of control systems, drinking water production processes, and wastewater treatment. At OSMOS Canada, he is the technician responsible for optical sensor monitoring installation systems and their follow-up once implemented.

Chakib Kassem, Eng., Ph.D.
Structural Engineer

With a Civil Engineering Doctorate from the University of Sherbrooke, Mr. Kassem has six years experience in consulting engineering. He worked as an engineer in Algeria as well as in France, and was a research assistant at the University of Sherbrooke. He is an expert in the field of civil engineering structural rehabilitation, notably completing the Magog Bridge on Autoroute 55, direction north, as well as the Wotton Bridge. He furthermore undertook static and dynamic load testing on three lanes of the Champlain Bridge, the installation of OSMOS sensors, as well as following post-tension edge beams at this point as well as load bearing tests on the bridge deck beams of the Graymont Bridge (crossing the St. Pierre brook).