Meet The Team

Our multidisciplinary teams consist of project managers, engineers, 3D piping designers, quality professionals, documentation specialists and skilled tradespeople. We work collaboratively in a team-based environment and adhere to a flat organizational structure to prioritize project goals over individual goals.


Meet a Few of Our Dynamic Team Members

Dave Eccleston

The founder of BFC, Dave began his professional life as a project engineer for Whitbread Breweries in the UK. In 1976, he emigrated to Canada and three years later, started WHE Bio-Systems, the predecessor to BFC. Dave now acts as a technical resource across all project teams with a small responsibility for company management.

Ron Lalonde

Ron has over 25 years’ experience building custom process equipment. Prior to founding BFC, he ran the operations of Kinetics Modular Systems. Ron’s expertise is in process engineering, project management and operational management. He has served as a PMI mentor, sports coach, board member and president of a Youth Mental Health Organization. Ron is also a member of ASME BPE System Design Subcommittee.

Tom Nakamoto

Tom has worked for David Eccleston, our president, since 1983. He joined the BFC team in 2013 specializing in detailed design of hygienic process equipment and systems (including fermenters, bio-reactors, CIP units, clean steam generators, mixers, cookers and platforms supports) for the Bio-Pharmaceutical, Food, and Beverage industries.

Tash Tsagouris

Tash has been working as a fitter/welder for the owners of BFC for over 20 years. Together with Yevgeny and Luis, they lead a team of talented trades people to construct high-quality process systems.

Ryan Gardner

Ryan joined BFC in 2014 and has contributed immensely to the successful execution of several multimillion-dollar Food, Dairy and Pharmaceutical projects. He has experience in project management, process and module design, commissioning, and site validation support.

Fiona O'Keeffe

Fiona joined BFC in 2019, working with the project engineering team to project manage, design, build and test custom process systems. Her current focus is on sales and business development in the US region as well as conceptual design, project estimating and proposal management.

Josh Allin

Josh, a process engineer and project manager, has been with BFC Technologies since 2013. He has executed projects in the Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industries across Canada and the US.

Chantol Thompson

Chantol has been working with the process engineering team at BFC since 2017. Some of the major turnkey assignments she has been responsible for include greenfield fluid milk plant, process dedicated CIP systems, and new cultured process projects across Canada and the USA.

Luis Benitez

With more than 22 years’ fitting and welding experience, Luis fabricates state-of-the-art frames and process systems. He joined BFC in 2014 but worked together with senior management of the company for many years prior.

Mike Kazemi

Mike joined BFC in 2016 with over 10 years’ experience in quality control/quality assurance, welding, corrosion, and material inspection. He ensures the implementation and establishment of ISO 9001 quality system and prepares SOPs, ITPs, QCP reports, NCRs and corrective action plans.

Arpit Chaudhary

Since he joined BFC in 2015, Arpit has designed numerous skid frames, platforms, and detailed piping systems bringing designs to life using SolidWorks 3D design software. He works with the engineering design team to deliver quality projects across our wide customer base.

Wayne Dodd

Wayne has been with BFC for 14 years. He has over 27 years’ experience in various roles including process engineer, project manager, maintenance manager, and engineering manager. Wayne has expertise in the design, fabrication, automation, installation, commissioning, validation and maintenance of process systems for the Food and Beverage, Consumer Products, Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Nuclear industries.

Yevgeny Semenkov

Yevgeny joined BFC’s fabrication team in 2012. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry and applies his expertise in the fabrication of high-quality process systems, platforms, and skid frames

Ronita Pollowy

Ronita joined BFC’s process engineering design team in 2017. She has delivered several projects, including design, procurement, fabrication, installation, and commissioning. Her primary focus has been on the Food industry but she has also assisted on Pharmaceutical projects.

Sean Xiang Li

As a member of BFC’s engineering team since 2017, Sean has participated in numerous projects in the Pharmaceutical, Consumer Product, and Nuclear industries. Sean possesses rich experience in modular process design, project coordination, site installation/commissioning, and manufacturing production schedule optimization. He holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Caitlin Knapik

Since joining BFC in 2015, Caitlin has designed numerous complex process systems with a focus on the Pharmaceutical and Nuclear industries. She is involved in all aspects of the project from conceptual design to handover.

Kristina Frazer

Kristina has been with the company since early 2015. She works in the process engineering design team to deliver projects across the nuclear, biotech and pharmaceutical industries. She has experience in process design, project management, factory testing and installation.

Julio Alva

Julio started his career working in process design at WHE Bio-Systems and shifted his focus to sales when he joined BFC in 2009. With over 30 years of process engineering experience, he has executed many process projects for the Dairy, Confectionary, Beverage, Food, Brewery, Pharmaceutical, and Biotech industrial sectors.

Naveen Gupta

Naveen has extensive experience in driving complex, international projects, programs, and portfolios. He has delivered numerous projects for global, industry-leading clients in the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Industrial Process Equipment Manufacturing, and associated infrastructure sectors.

Kerri Wright

Kerri has over 20 years’ experience as a validation, quality assurance and cGMP Compliance specialist. She specializes in process equipment, utility and facility qualification (IQ, OQ, PQ) including documentation and protocol generation, test execution, deviation correction, commissioning and training.