Meet the Team

Rob Frenette
Rob Frenette, P. Eng
Managing Director

Rob has over 30 years of experience in civil engineering from planning through to contract administration. Rob has a strong background in total project management, construction and road design, surveying, environmental and materials engineering. As President / Owner of TBT Engineering Limited, Rob is directly responsible for all corporate management of technical and business operations. He has over 25 years experience in business ownership providing quality assurance testing, project management, site inspections and various other engineering services. Rob is an ACI Certified Examiner, a certified RMCAO Concrete Plant Inspector, an experienced QA/QC Administrator, an experienced highway and construction engineer, a past sessional lecturer at Lakehead University, and a member of ASQ and CSCE. Prior to purchasing TBT in 1995, Rob worked 10 years at MTO NWR Planning and Design Section (Senior Project Engineer) and MTO NWR Construction Section (Project Supervisor) in the Northwestern Region.

Liana Frenette
Liana Frenette, BA, BEd
Chief Executive Officer

Liana has over 25 years of experience in business management and ownership.  She is directly responsible for overall management of business operations. In addition to directly supervising the daily work of engineers, technicians, administrative and field staff, she is also responsible for coordinating and auditing work projects and ensuring that objectives and deadlines are met. Liana is responsible for all community relations and business development initiatives and oversees the creation and operation of all company policy, employee benefits, workplace rules and procedures, safe operating procedures, as well as health and safety policies and programs.

Scott Peterson
Scott Peterson, P. Geo

As President of Engineering at TBTE, Scott is responsible for providing technical and project management services for many of TBT Engineering’s divisions. Scott has an expansive background of experience in geotechnical, geological, and environmental engineering. He specializes in geotechnical & geological investigations and design studies, environmental & hydrogeological investigations and assessments, pavement structure evaluation and rehabilitation investigations and design reports, aggregate and quarry source studies, and wastewater management solutions.

Franco Gorenszach
Franco Gorenszach, P. Eng
Vice President

Franco is TBT Engineering’s Vice President of Building Sciences group leading our Structural, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering divisions.

Gord Maki
Gord Maki, P. Eng
Vice President

Gord is TBT Engineering’s Vice President of Earth and Environmental Sciences group leading our Pavements, Geologic, Geotechnical and Environmental divisions.

Doug Otto
Doug Otto, C.E.T.
Vice President

Doug is TBT Engineering’s Vice President of Materials Engineering group leading our Drilling, Laboratory and Field divisions.

Gary Thoms
Gary Thoms, P. Eng
Vice President

Gary is TBT Engineering’s Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering group leading our Contract Administration, Geomatics, Highways and Municipal Engineering divisions.

Peter de Haan
Peter de Haan, O.L.S.
Manager - Geomatics

Peter has over 30 years of survey experience with knowledge in various areas of surveying such as civil, cadastral, topographic, mining and highway surveys. He has been involved in all aspects of the land development process from the preliminary consultation with clients to the final product being the deposition of reference plans, or registration of subdivision and condominium plans.

The Community

TBT Engineering is proud to be an active community partner, making a positive difference in the lives of people and families where we do business. A stronger, healthier and happier community is something that benefits all of us! We look forward to continuing our active role in many community projects and initiatives.

Here are some of the organizations we are working with:

Roots to Harvest
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Soccer Northwest
The Salvation Army
Our Kids Count
Little Native Hockey League
Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay
Children's Centre Thunder Bay
City of Thunder Bay – Spring Up to Clean Up