L. Robert McEwen, P. Eng., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I., M.E.I.C., M.C.A.F.I.

President and CEO

Following graduation from the engineering programme in building sciences at the University of Guelph, Mr. McEwen received his commission in the Canadian Armed Forces, as a Military Engineer and Base Engineering Officer.

Mr. McEwen's responsibilities while working with the army, both as a commissioned officer and as a civilian, included the operations of buildings; water and sewer, and electrical services for the military facilities; design and construction management of buildings, grounds and utility distribution systems; and investigations of damage to Department of National Defence buildings and equipment.

With over fifty years of design and project management experience, and as a CEO of a multi discipline consulting engineering firm, Mr. McEwen has, to date, also carried out in excess of four thousand forensic investigations pertaining to fire loss, structural, and mechanical/electrical failures.

Mr. McEwen has qualified as an "Expert Witness" and given testimony in civil court on a variety of matters related to fire and its affect on building components; electrical and mechanical equipment failure; has served as both an appraiser and umpire in hearings conducted under the Insurance Act, and has been appointed as "mediator" concerning technical matters in dispute.