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Industry Advisor Profiles

TEAM Advisors from industry provide a great resource for the students! Have a look at some of the incredible people we have that help with the projects. In addition to these industry people, we have a variety of professors who provide invaluable help to the projects (Queen's Chemical Engineering faculty).

Industry Advisor Description

Peter Barbour

Peter graduated from McGill University in 1965 with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering. He has worked in various capacities with DuPont for nearly forty years serving in their Montreal, Maitland, Toronto, Sarnia and Kingston facilities. His experience includes development and process optimization of an acrylic fiber manufacturing unit, as well as, design work on a number of initiatives involving nylon compounding operations, nylon manufacturing, utilities, energy savings optimization and various environmental projects. 

Fred GodBille

Fred graduated from French Engineering school in Chemical Technologies (Ecole National Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier) in 1998. At the same time he received a MScE - Chem Eng from the University of New Brunswick where he was an exchange student (last year in France and Masters in Canada where combined). He continued on with a PhD in Chem Eng still at UNB from 98 to 02. His PhD was an industrial project on wood-polymer products for a Canadian company. Fred gained quite a bit of experience in communications with plant and management people as opposed to purely academia during these 3.5 years. Fred started working for DuPont in Feb 2002 and his work assignments where in process modeling for process development and optimization (did some work with Kim McAuley on Nylon polymerization). Fred became a Six Sigma Black Belt last year and a Master Black Belt this year and has been involved with 3 TEAM projects over the last 3 years.

Doug Hatfield

Doug graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. He worked in a variety of industries over his 38-year career primarily with DuPont Canada in Engineering, Design, Process Control and Capital Equipment Project Engineering Sourcing. He also is involved since retirement with local affairs of the Professional Engineers Assoc. of Ontario and restoration of the Marine Museum in Kingston. Doug has been involved with the annual Ontario Engineering Competition involving final year Engineering students from major Ontario universities as a judge in various categories involving project Entrepreneurship Design. He has worked closely with Plant designers and consultants in Chemical and Textile process industries primarily in heavy project planning, team sourcing, and equipment, system digital control and construction contracts related to installation and startup of capital projects over the past two decades.

Robert Heaslip

Bob is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, B.A.Sc. (Chemical Engineering, 1973), with over 30 years of experience in the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper and food industries in operations, maintenance, plant engineering and design. Companies worked for and with include Noranda, Texaco, Shell Canada, Dow Chemical, Celanese, Saudi Aramco, CASCO, Witco, DuPont, Invista, Weber Manufacturing, Alcan, Kemira, and Fluor Canada. Currently Bob is semi-retired and owns KESCO a small engineering firm that provides technical services to companies in Southern Ontario.

Jean Robert Lafontant

Jean Robert is a graduate of the University of Concordia, B.A.Sc. ( Physics May 1984) and University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC B.A.Sc (Mechanical Engineering, December 1986), with over 20 years of experience in Shop Fabrication and Consulting for the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper and food industries in, maintenance, plant engineering and design of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and API tanks. Companies worked for and with include, Shell Canada, Petro Canada, Celanese, SNC Lavalin, Bedarco CASCO, Witco, DuPont, Invista, Weber Manufacturing, Alcan, Kemira,Fluor Canada and Stone & Webster.

Keith Marchildon

Keith Marchildon, FCIC; is a DuPont Fellow (retired) at DuPont Canada’s Research and Development Centre in Kingston, Ontario. He has 38 years experience in process invention, process design, process modeling and process optimization and is an adjunct associate professor at Queen’s University. 

Julie McLachlan

Julie McLachlan is a Professional Engineer with a Masters in Chemical Engineering (McMaster) and B. Sc. in Engineering Chemistry (Queen's University). She has more than 10 years of Engineering experience working in a variety of industries. She is currently a Process Engineer at INVISTA (Canada) Company in Kingston in the Polymer Technical Group. She was previously an Environmental Engineer with INVISTA, a Water Treatment Consultant in Eastern Ontario with Nalco Canada, a Process Engineer with Owens Corning Canada in Guelph and a Process Engineer with Domino Sugar Corporation in Arabi, Louisiana. 

G. R. ( Reb ) Millar

Born and raised in Saskatchewan. Graduated University of Notre Dame with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 1961. Joined DuPont Canada Inc. immediately upon graduation and worked there until retirement in 1996. Held various manufacturing, technical sales, transportation, and engineering positions in management roles. Last position held was in Engineering Unit managing specialist engineers and designers engaged in project engineering. 

Dave Mody

David Mody graduated from Queen’s University with a B. Sc. in Engineering Chemistry. After a summer in a pulp and paper company, he spent 17 years as a process engineer working for Fluor Corporation. Working for clients such as DuPont, Invista, Proctor and Gamble and others has left him with range of engineering skills that encompasses design and safety in polymer processing, chemical plants, and utilities. He has gained experience in the field of engineering education by teaching courses for the Canadian Society Of Chemical Engineers, EPIC, and Queen’s University. Dave has been fortunate to have worked with many outstanding people and is committed to fusing this knowledge from these leaders in engineering. He is now an adjunct lecturer for the Chemical Engineering program and an ‘engineer in residence’ for the Queen’s University Engineering Faculty. He also speaks very enthusiastically about his interests in windsurfing, kitesurfing, videography and photography.

Steven Moore 

Steven Moore is a Business Communications instructor in the Queen’s School of Business and Communications Coach for all the Commerce undergraduates and post-graduate students in the Master of Global Management Program. His teaching experience includes two decades in the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, and he is Contributing Editor to Kingston Life Magazine. Steven has been around. He sold cucumbers door-to-door, umpired semi-pro softball, played trombone in a dance band, and surveyed the Manistee River flats before earning his interdisciplinary Masters Degree in Environmental Studies. He’s also conducted a private counselling practice, been a commercial photographer, and owned an art gallery before concentrating on business communications. In his private practice, he consults with large and small Canadian businesses including British Council, United Way of Canada, CIBC Finance, Inc., CI Investments, Toronto Dominion Bank, CBC, Scotiabank, Canadian Medical Association, RBC Investments, Canadian Cancer Society, Empire Life, and Canadian Diabetes Association.

David Strong

A graduate of Queen’s Mechanical Engineering, David spent the first 22 years of his career in product and process design and development in industry. In both technical and managerial roles, his experience includes the metals industry with Alcan Aluminium, the biomedical and biotechnology fields with Q-Life Systems, and high volume consumer products with Black & Decker. David holds patents from all three areas of experience. Throughout his industrial career, David was an avid supporter of engineering education as a member of the Queen’s Engineering Advisory Council, and through the sponsorship of many undergraduate and graduate student projects.

David joined the Faculty of Applied Science at Queen’s as the NSERC Chair in Design Engineering in March 2003, and works with all engineering departments to enhance engineering design and professional skills in the Queen’s Engineering curriculum. In addition to supporting TEAM, David has introduced a new Multidisciplinary Design Stream that is available to all engineering students.

Matthew Van Nest

Manager and Project Engineer