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Brian (Baher) Amouzegar, Principal Consultant

 

Brian has over 25 years of diverse experience in cross-functional leadership and industrial projects. read more...

 

 

Florenta Stoica - Consultant

 

Florenta holds a B. Eng (Material Sciences), as well as a MSc (Environmental Mgt) from University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands coupled with a Post-Academic certificate in Management of Commercial Companies and ISO 14001 Environmental Lead Auditing certificate. read more...

 

Gary Sahota - Intern

 

MBA graduate from New York Institute of Technology Vancouver, Gary has worked with PLANTEK as an intern. Gary has successfully completed his internship and designed PLANTEK website and performed other administrative tasks related to the office. read more...

 

 

Brian's profile...

 

  His industry exposure includes sectors such as

● Automotive    ● Aviation   ● Railway     ● Engineering
● Metalworking  ● Pulp & Paper ● Woodworking   ● Construction
● Layout   ● Flow mprovement ● Maintenance ● Building materials

Brian provides carefully tailored blends of consultingtraining and transitional coaching services.  He strongly believes that a balanced mix of these three elements is essential to building sustainable capabilities into any business operation aspiring to achieve optimal value stream alignment, increasing customer delight, lasting competitive edge and continues bottom line improvement.  These all lead to a state of "business excellence".

 

Qualifications:

 

● Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering

● Senior member of the American Society for Quality

● ASQ Certified Six-sigma Black Belt

● ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

● Member of the Project Management Institute

● Project Management Professional (PMP) designation

● Currently pursuing PhD studies in Applied Management & Decision Science - Engineering Management

 

Teaching is a rewarding experience to Brian.  As such, he consistently assigns a portion of his time to presenting courses directly related to his field of consulting.  Some of the topics taught currently and in recent years:

 

● Facility Planning and Design BC Institute of Technology
Principles of Lean Systems BC Institute of Technology
● Quantitative Methods for Business   BC Institute of Technology
Multi-criteria Decision Models for MBA New York Institute of Technology
● Management Science for MBA New York Institute of Technology
● Operations Management for MBA   New York Institute of Technology
● Quality Management & Productivity  University of Phoenix
● Resource Optimization for MBA  University of Phoenix
● Innovation, Design and Creativity University of Phoenix
● Management Information Systems (MIS) Sprott-Shaw College
● Production Management     Sprott-Shaw College
● International Project Management  Capilano College
● Sustainable Quality Beyond ISO9000  Princeton College
● The Theory of Constraints for Continuous Improvement Princeton College

 

Prior to founding PLANTEK, Brian held several senior executive positions with a German group of companies operating worldwide. His international project experience covers a broad range of industries, scope of deliverables and contractual models. Brian has worked closely and productively with clients, suppliers and associates from the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East on several project and regional assignments. 

 

Community Service:

 

● Founding member and past president of the Society of Internationally Trained Engineers of BC (SITE BC)

● Contributor to ASQ's Community Good Work program for non-profit organizations

● Volunteer Advisor for the Aboriginal Services of the Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO)

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Florenta's profile

 

Florenta has extensive international experience and management skills in academic, business and professional environments. One of her specializations is teaching a variety of academic courses at numerous European Universities and Canadian Colleges.


Prior to that, Florenta worked as a Research Assistant at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Ontario assisting in research and development of tools and methodologies for the environmental assessment of technologies. Her study ended up in a publication regarding the sustainability and environmental impact of using bio-fuel for vehicle transportation.
Florenta holds a B. Eng (Material Sciences), as well as a MSc (Environmental Mgt) from University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands coupled with a Post-Academic Course in Management of Commercial Companies and ISO 14001 Environmental Lead Auditing Certificate.


Being an outgoing, energetic and communicative person, Florenta also establishes and organizes networking clubs and events. As a Group Moderator of two international online communities, Meetup and InterNations, Florenta promotes social interaction, multiculturalism and business networking.

 

Florenta's hobbies include globe trotting, professional development and outdoor activities.

 

 

 

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Gary's profile

 

Qualification

 

● Masters of Business and Administration

● Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering

 

Relevant Skills

 

Software

● Working knowledge of HTML, XHTML,CSS, Jquery, PHP, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks,

   Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, CMS (Joomla), C/C++

● Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Project Professional)

● Knowledge of QuickBooks

 

Hardware

Familiar with basic computer hardware problems and can provide solutions.

 

Courses

Course work covering finance, financial accounting, managerial accounting, marketing, management, managerial economics, quantitative methods.

 

 

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