Teamwork and partnership is what we’re all about. We believe that by building together, we build better.
Tom Plumb, AScT, GSC
President & CEO
Tom is President and CEO and has over 29 years of experience in the construction industry as a project manager, superintendent, foreman, and carpenter.
After majoring in economics and receiving his diploma in Construction Technology from BCIT, Tom started off his career by pursuing carpentry and received his certificate of qualification. After finding interests in other areas of construction as well has a keen interest in further developing his skills, Tom worked his way up to becoming a foreman and superintendent.
Tom then joined Kinetic in 1999 and his wide knowledge base and strong work ethic have allowed him to excel and work on a wide variety of commercial, institutional, civil, and industrial projects to date.
In addition to being involved in various initiatives and organizations in the construction industry, Tom’s often considered the de facto Lean Evangelist who has been instrumental in kick starting Lean and Integrated Project Delivery on Vancouver Island.
Chris Chalecki, P.Eng, GSC
Executive Vice-President, Operations Manager
Chris is Executive Vice-President and serves as Kinetic’s Operations Manager. He has nearly 40 years of experience as a general superintendent and is a professional engineer. He previously served as Kinetic’s Victoria Branch Manager.
Beginning his education at the University of Victoria, Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He later attended the University of Calgary where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After gaining experience in the field, Chris joined the Kinetic team in 1986 as a superintendent.
As Victoria Branch Manager Chris oversees all projects that Kinetic undertakes from its Victoria office. He is extremely skilled at logistical management, budgeting and cost monitoring. Involved with each and every project he reviews a project’s status at regular intervals with its project manager and superintendent.
Chris is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia.
Mark Liudzius, AScT, GSC, LEED AP
Vice-President & Victoria Branch Manager
Mark is Vice-President and is currently Victoria Branch Manager. He also serves as the Chair of Kinetic’s Board of Director’s.
He previously spent three years as Lead Project Manager for the $206 million Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton – Phase V project at CFB Esquimalt. He has 35 years of experience in the industry and has previously served as Kinetic’s Contracts Manager for 10 years, where he oversaw the work of our project managers.
He also manages pre- construction activities on Kinetic’s larger design-build and construction management projects. He consistently takes a hands-on approach to all of Kinetic’s Victoria projects, checking in regularly with the Project Managers to ensure the project is on time and on budget.
Mark joined Kinetic in 1986 as a carpenter. Over time he decided to go back to school and graduated from the BCIT Building Technology program with First Class standing. He traded in his tool belt for an office, returning to Kinetic in 1998 as a project administrator. Mark has managed some of Kinetic’s highest profile projects including the Administrative Services Building at UVIC, Wesley Street Supportive Housing in Nanaimo and M’Akola Assisted living in Duncan.
Mark serves on the Board of the Vancouver Island Construction Association and is a member of the BC Construction Association’s Sustainability Committee.
Mike Walz, AScT, GSC
Vice President & Vancouver Branch Manager
Mike is vice-president and serves as Vancouver Branch Manager. Mike has 14 years of experience as project manager and estimator.
Mike completed his education at BCIT studying Building Technology (Economics Option) and graduated with a First Class standing. Immediately after graduating Mike joined Kinetic in 1999 and has spent his entire professional career with Kinetic. Starting as coordinator, Mike quickly demonstrated his aptitude for all aspects of the construction industry including estimating, constructability reviews, budgeting, and project management. With his demonstrated skills, Mike was quickly promoted to project manager and is now a co-owner, managing Kinetic’s Vancouver branch.
Mike is a member of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC).
Katy Fairley, BA
Vice-President, Business Development
Katy Fairley is Vice-President, Business Development for Kinetic’s three offices. She joined Kinetic in 2010 and brings 10 years of experience. She serves as Corporate Secretary.
Her main focus at Kinetic is project pursuits but also stays involved throughout projects, liaising with clients to ensure their expectations are exceeded.
Katy is passionate about improving our industry: she serves as a Director on the Boards of the Canadian Construction Association and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association. Katy is also the Past- Chair of the Women in Construction (WiC) committee, which she founded in 2013. In addition to volunteering in the industry, Katy also volunteers her time to the community as a Board Member for BC Epilepsy Society.
In 2014, Katy was the recipient of the Outstanding Woman in Construction Award from the Vancouver Regional Construction Association for her contributions to the industry.
She has a varied background and extensive experience outside of the industry: she graduated from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick with a double major in international relations and political science. She then taught English in China before spending three years in the BC Legislature, as a political aide to the BC Liberal Government Caucus.
Micheal Gareau, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
Mike joined Kinetic in October 2014 and has since been an integral member of the senior management team. He is a Senior Executive and Professional Management Accountant with more than 20 years of experience producing results in finance operations management, asset and liability management, financial and management reporting, budgeting, forecasting, company acquisitions and integrations, and regulatory and board reporting.
Mike remains actively involved in the accounting industry and volunteers his time mentoring future accountants with CPA Canada (Chartered Professional Accountants Canada).
John King, BSc, BM
John joined Kinetic in 2008 and has overseen some of Kinetic’s most iconic and complex projects as the project manager. John has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Management and 23 years’ experience in the construction industry, including both residential and ICI sectors.
John’s experience includes the $65 million Hillside Centre Redevelopment where he oversaw civil, mechanical, concrete and building envelope scopes. He subsequently was project manager for the $23 million Centre for Excellence in Trades Training at Camosun College. John has spent the last 2 years working on the consolidation of the $206 million Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton – Phase V project. When completed in late 2018, it will create one of the largest enclosed buildings in the Pacific Northwest.
John is an integral member of the Kinetic team and is a proven asset on every job site, bringing his strong interpersonal skills, passion and energy ensuring high standards.