NUQO TEAM

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Rory Richards, M.G.C.
CEO

Rory has been a dynamic force in Canadian business for more than 20 years . As a proud Coast Salish woman of Sechelt (shíshálh) descent,  Rory is proud to bring her diverse background and experience to her role as CEO.

A passionate voice for a number of important issues, including Indigenous housing and affordable childcare, Rory remains a dedicated advocate for the communities NUQO serves.

In 2002 Rory was awarded the Medal of Good Citizenship by the Province of BC in recognition for her many decades of community leadership.

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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.

Murray Velichko
GENERAL MANAGER

With over 30 years of professional experience across many roles in the engineering and construction industry in Canada and the United States, Murray brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to NUQO’s executive team.  Murray has substantial experience as a business leader in modularized construction and is an advocate for sustainable housing. 

Taylor Myers
PROJECT COORDINATOR

Taylor has worked in the industry for over 5 years as a Project Coordinator, driven by the need for organization and efficiency and takes pride in her ability to work strategically to reach end goals. 

She is originally from Saskatoon, SK and has ancestral roots in the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. She is passionate about working with indigenous individuals and is eager to contribute to NUQOs goals. 

To further her knowledge of modular construction, Taylor is planning to attend technical college courses. 

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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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Mehdi Kamali
DESIGN INTEGRATION

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.


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.