NUQO TEAM

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Rory Richards

CEO

A dynamic force in business with a background in modular development and government relations.

An alumnus of Vancouver’s prestigious POWER 50 list, Rory has been a dynamic force in Canadian business for more than 20 years. She has a strong background in project management and government relations, working with a myriad of high-profile clients on project conceptualization, development, marketing and sales.

Rory attended the Real Estate Division of the Sauder School of Business at UBC and studied property development at Langara College.

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Mark Taylor

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION

Mark Taylor, ENG is an engineer by training and a respected leader with 30 years in senior construction management roles. He is also a former board member of the Modular Building Institute.


His previous roles include serving as:

 

  • VP, Permanent Modular Construction PCL

  • Director Operations, Stuart Olson 

  • Director of Operations, IWCD 

  • Senior Construction Manager, PCL

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Cory Douglas

CULTURAL & DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Cory Douglas is involved with the decolonization of the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (MST) by providing art and cultural knowledge. Cory Douglas is a Squamish/Haida artist who practices both Northwest Coast Formline and Coast Salish design. He offers presentations/workshops on the differences to design teams in the city. Cory has an associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology and in Architectural Engineering and Technology, including +25 years of experience in the BC building industry and +15 years of art and culture.

 

Since October of 2006, Cory has been focused on developing his ancestors’ roots in artistry and refining himself as he merges his academic architectural vocation with his innate creativity.

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Mark Sundin

CSA/QUALITY CONTROL

Mark has worked in Residential, Commercial and Multifamily modular construction.   In roles of General Contractor for residential, Design & Install Project management for residential and commercial, and Offshore Director of Manufacturing of modular units for multifamily mid-rise.   In all cases to Canadian CSA A277 standards.
 

Part of this expertise is dealing with QA/QC documentation requirements, CWB certification for welded steel, CSA A277 certification for the factory and building codes for various municipalities.  


A primary part of building to CSA A277 standards for offshore modular manufacturing is sourcing approved construction material and internal components for the modular units to qualify for CSA A277 certification.  For which, Mark has spent over 25 years sourcing products and manufacturing sourcing for industrial and construction material, consumer goods, steel fabricated components etc.

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Cindy Ieong, CPA, CA

CONTROLLER

Cindy Ieong is a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of experience in auditing and financial reporting, providing strategic financial advice to management teams and board members.

 

She has worked with clients (public and private) in various industries including real estate, mining, and technology.  Cindy brings experience in budgeting, advance excel modeling, implementation of accounting policies and processes, and can highlight financial implications critical to key business decisions at Nuqo.

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Mehdi Kamali
DESIGN INTERGRATION

Mehdi is Nuqo’s  in-house designer for our modular building units. He received his Masters of Architecture in Iran and Certificate in Architectural and building Engineering Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Mehdi is considered an expert in modular design and


He brings years of residential and commercial design experience to Nuqo and extensive experience working with computer-aided design software such as Autodesk Revit and Autocad. Mehdi has strong knowledge of building codes and construction methods both in modular and conventional construction systems.

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Craig Mitchell

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Craig Mitchell is an experienced modular building professional. A graduate of both University of British Columbia (UBC) and of British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), he has been in the construction industry for almost 30 years, with the past 24 years devoted to the modular building sector.

 

His previous roles include managing a sales and rental team for British Columbia’s largest modular fleet owner and starting a greenfield operation in a new market for a US based business venturing into the Canadian modular sector.

 

For the past 10 years he has been a key member of several senior management teams and most recently was one of the leaders who led the strategic transformation from an existing industrial focused modular business into a Permanent Modular Construction leader.

 

In his role as Director of Innovative Solutions, he successfully developed strategic plans and export strategies, formed key alliances with strategic partners, and led all major contract negotiations on projects up to $200M. In addition, he led the development of the company mission statement which contributed to successfully focusing on key market segments within the permanent modular building industry.

 

He was also part of the team that delivered the first modular multi-family passive house in Canada. Over the past decade he has developed a passion for environmental sustainability in construction and welcomes any conversation that furthers the interest of utilizing modular in the green building field.

 

He continues to give his time in supporting the modular building and construction industries by being an active board member and Treasurer of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) and the Modular Building Institute (Board Member 2017-2020, and Volunteer of the Year in 2020).

 

When not thinking about modular construction, you will find him pursuing his other passion in trail running and training for his next ultra-marathon. He currently lives in the seaside community of Horseshoe Bay just outside Vancouver, Canada with his wife and four teenagers.