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THE GRYPHON TEAM
 
Gryphon draws on the expertise and resourcefulness of its team to enable
Gryphon to meet the needs of the industry today and into the future. Gryphon employs sound business practices, operating in a manner that provides a challenging and rewarding work environment for its employees. We continue to grow both in our range of services and our unique blend of staff. With this team, our experience and ability are well known throughout a broad engineering and design spectrum that includes professional engineers, technologists, designers and project services covering all major disciplines: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation and Control.



Paul Durkin, P. Eng.
Senior Vice President, Thermal/Generation


Paul Durkin has over 30 years of experience in design, construction, and rehabilitation of thermal electric power plants, boilers, chilled water plants and cogeneration plants. Mr. Durkin provides Project Management and Engineering Services for various projects carried out by Gryphon. Mr. Durkin is one of the founding members and President of Gryphon.

Prior to the founding of Gryphon, Mr. Durkin was a Project Manager/Senior Mechanical Engineer at SNC-WP London and Associates, London Nuclear Services, and Babcock and Wilcox. He has been involved in the design and construction of various cogeneration plants and power plants for Ontario Hydro 200 MW coal-fired plant, Polysar 30 MW steam turbine, 25 MW Brock West LFG Project, Cornell University boiler replacement project, Henderson Hospital Boilerhouse replacement, Northland Power gas turbine/wood-fired cogeneration plants, H.J. Heinz gas turbine project, several boiler, chiller, and piping projects for 3M Canada and Ontario Power Generation's Bruce Nuclear Reconfiguration Project.

Mr. Durkin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mechanical, 1980) from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. Mr. Durkin also holds a CIM designation from the Canadian Institute of Management.
 


Dominic Au, P.Eng., PE, Ohio
Vice President, Chief Engineer


Dominic Au has over 30 years of international experience in the design and testing of thermal power and combined cycle plants. Mr. Au is a Senior Mechanical Engineer, a Project Manager at Gryphon and our Manager of Engineering. In 1998, Dominic became one of the principals of Gryphon.

Prior to joining Gryphon in 1991, Mr. Au was a Senior Mechanical Engineer with SNC-WP London and Associates, and Fluor-Daniels, and started his career with the Hong Kong Electric Co.

Mr. Au holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Eng, 1977) from the University of Hong Kong and a Masters of Engineering Degree (1989) from the University of Calgary, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and the Province of Alberta.


Peter Veldhuizen,
Vice President, District Energy & Utility Services

Peter Veldhuizen has over 35 years of experience in layout, design, and construction of thermal plants, boiler and cogeneration plants, chilled water plants, and high pressure steam piping systems. Mr. Veldhuizen is responsible for Business Development in the US and is one of the founding members of Gryphon.

Prior to joining Gryphon, Mr. Veldhuizen was a Senior Designer at SNC-WP London and Associates, involved in the layout, design, and construction of cogeneration plants for Polysar, Cornell University, and H.J. Heinz. Peter has been project manager in Lake Source Cooling Projects with Cornell and Enwave District Energy using deep water as a natural, renewable cooling source. These projects are widely recognized as outstanding systems in the district energy industry.
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