Stantec expands aviation team with new hires

22 August 2022 2 min. read
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Stantec has added Carl Abdallah and Alex Mariz to its Canadian aviation team – which provides design and engineering services to airports.

Based in Vancouver, Abdallah joins Stantec as a principal responsible for leading the aviation practice’s infrastructure work in Canada. He spent the last 17 years at SNC-Lavalin, where he led design engineering and construction projects at international, military, and local airports.

Abdallah most recently served as a director in SNC's Western Canada region airports and aviation practice. He joined the firm in 2005 as an airport project engineering.

Abdallah has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Polytechnique Montréal.

Carl Abdallah and Alex Mariz - Stantec

Mariz joins Stantec as a senior aviation planner based in the Greater Toronto Area. He brings more than 18 years of experience with a focus on heliports, airfield geometry, and apron planning. Mariz previously spent a decade in SNC-Lavalin’s airport group, where he was a senior airport planner. Before that he was an associate technical director at LeighFisher and a senior airport planner at Arup.

Mariz has a master’s degree in airport planning and management from Loughborough University, UK and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph.

In the US, Stantec also welcomed Kirk Meredith as airport sector leader for the US. He has 35 years of experience at firms including Aecom, Parsons, and Jacobs.

Mike Smejkal, meanwhile, has joined Stantec as a senior project manager focusing on growing the firm’s aviation practice in the US Southwest. He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and airport owner.

“Kirk, Mike, Alex, and Carl bring tremendous talent and experience to our team and will help us continue to deliver projects that improve airport operations and the customer experience,” said Brian Norris, senior vice-president of Stantec’s North American transportation business.

Stantec delivers design and engineering consulting services globally. The Edmonton-headquartered firm has more than 28,000 employees.

Stantec recently released its Q2 2022 results for the three months ending June 30. The firm registered a net revenue increase of 22.9% to reach $1.1 billion compared to Q2 2021, with 9.4% organic growth and 12.4% acquisition growth.

The firm’s adjusted diluted EPS increased 33.9% to $0.83 from $0.62 in Q2 2021.

Stantec in April bought Barton Willmore, a Reading, UK-based planning and design consultancy with more than 300 professionals.