Gerry Epp - President, President
Gerry is at heart an engineer. Having consulted with leading architects for twenty-five years he has developed a keen sense for good architecture in expressed structure, creating a strong demand for his consultation on buildings and footbridges. He started StructureCraft in the late 90s as a response to the desire of architects to reconnect with the engineer and craftsman. Using the constraints of aesthetics, physics and construction to shape the right solution, Gerry continues to serve clients, giving projects overall vision, from the early concepts down to the execution of the details. He is licensed as Professional Engineer in a number of Canadian provinces and US states, and as Structural Engineer in BC. His projects have won numerous awards for structural engineering innovation and efficiency. He presents at many speaking engagements in North America and abroad, including the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Gerry serves on various editorial boards, the technical committee of CSA 086 (Canada’s Timber Code), and is honorary member of the Architectural Institute of BC. He is also partner in Fast+Epp Structural Engineers, the internationally recognized structural engineering firm which partners with StructureCraft.
Brian Woudstra, Business Development Engineer
Since StructureCraft’s beginning in 1998, Brian has served many important roles for the company, including designer, estimator, and project manager. He is educated and trained as a structural engineer, and has been involved in design of many of StructureCraft’s projects.
Brian is Business Development Engineer for StructureCraft, working with our clients in schematic design and costing, as well as supporting projects with his wealth of practical knowledge about timber, coatings and details of construction.
Alex Bacot, Vice President & General Manager
As Vice President & General Manager, Alex oversees our projects from start to finish including business development, estimating, engineering/drawing, and project execution. His extensive experience in the construction sector enables him to particularly ensure deliverables are on time and on budget through efficient execution and risk management.
Former Vice President of Engineering & Construction with Shape Properties Corp., Alex has built, led, and managed teams on projects as large as 600,000 sq. ft. on 60 acres with construction values in excess of $200 million. With more than 20 years’ experience in new build, renovation and expansion of commercial, industrial and mixed use buildings, he is a seasoned Project Management Professional. As well as excellent communication and organizational skills, he adds creative problem-solving abilities and a common sense approach which seeks pragmatic and sensible solutions in all areas. Alex delivers excellence in client satisfaction from quality to schedule and cost control.
A family man with a three year old son, Alex enjoys the outdoors, occasionally vacationing at his cabin in the BC interior.
Phone: 604-940-8889 Email: email@example.com
Ouma Beeloo, Financial Controller
With nearly 15 years of experience in the financial field, Ouma has served as Controller in several industry sectors including real estate, forestry, retail, marketing, and oil and gas in both Canada and the United Kingdom.
During his career, he has helped companies successfully navigate rapid growth through strict financial controls and reporting mechanisms, implemented finance departments from scratch, and led companies successfully through economic downturns.
As financial controller, Ouma is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting practices, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting, and overall financial planning and performance. Ouma serves on the management team and is involved in establishing and implementing the company’s strategic plan.
Ouma is married, likes soccer, and is an avid Liverpool fan!