Mr. Carmelo (Carmen) Sferrazza is the Founder and President of ASI Group Ltd. (ASI), which was formed in 1987. Mr. Sferrazza has managed ASI for over 28 years, directing its growth to the company’s present status as the world leader in marine, water and wastewater services. As part of his responsibilities at ASI, Mr. Sferrazza is heavily involved with on-going strategic planning to promote consistent growth and market response; leading and directing sales initiatives in new international markets; and the research and development of engineering, water and wastewater, and marine services.
Founder and President
Mr. Grant joined ASI Group Ltd. In 2006 and is currently VP Finance and Treasurer, responsible for all financial activities. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. He brings to ASI over 40 years of broad financial experience in various industries both nationally and internationally and has also previously managed insurance, human resources and I.T departments.
VP Finance & Treasurer
Barry Grant, CPA, CMA
Mr. Harder, ARM has been working with businesses and organizations for over 30 years solving problems and addressing risk and insurance issues. He is a member, and past president, of the Risk Management Consultants of Ontario, a member of the Ontario Risk and Insurance Management Society and a past president of the Society of Risk Management Consultants (U.S.). Mr. Harder has considerable experience with a variety of industries and organizations is respected and highly regarded within the insurance and risk consulting communities. He has been a professor of Risk Management in the BAB(H) – Bachelor of Applied Business in the Hospitality program at Niagara College. (3rd year course)
Risk & Insurance Management
Robert Harder, ARM
Mr. Goulet has been with ASI since 1990. He is currently Quality, Health & Safety Manager implementing corporate Health and Safety and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAQC) policies and programs. Mr. Goulet’s role includes promote a positive health and safety culture in the workplace, ensuring that employers and workers comply with safety legislation and that safety policies and practices are adopted and adhered to. He leads the ASI team to assist in minimizing operational losses, accidents and injuries.
Quality, Health & Safety Manager
In 2015, Ms. Cutler joined ASI Group Ltd. She holds a designation as Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) brings nearly 20 years of experience in Human Resources to ASI. She is passionate about her field, previously acting as an Instructor for the Continuing Education program at Niagara College in the areas of Human Resource Management, Training & Development, Recruitment and Selection, HR Planning and Business Ethics. Ms. Cutler is also a past committee member of Leadership Niagara, an innovative local community program that brings together individuals who are recognized as emerging and aspiring leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Human Resources Manager
Paula Cutler, CHRL
Mr. Clarke has over 25 years of experience in the marine industry that includes commercial diving, Atmospheric Diving Suits (ADS) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) operations. His responsibilities as Manager, ROV Services include project review; operations planning and supervision; report preparation; and proprietary equipment and database design. He has supervised design/build modifications and retrofits of ASI’s ROV fleet to enhance their operational capabilities and to accommodate new or unexpected conditions on site.
Group Manager, Remote Sensing and Remote Surveying Services
Robert Clarke, P.Eng., PMP
Mr. Keyes has over 25 years of professional experience that includes underwater mapping, marine geophysical and hydrographic surveys, underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) inspections, long tunnel inspections, forensic investigations and archaeological survey both in North America and on a worldwide basis. Mr. Keyes’ expertise in marine geophysical and hydrographic surveying includes: navigation and positioning; data collection; editing; interpretation, processing and reporting. Mr. Keyes’ knowledge of lake bottom features studies for bottom truthing, sediment transport processes and deposition interpretation is extensive, particularly in the Great Lakes. Much of his interpretation skill has been obtained through first-hand diving or piloting ROVs to confirm (“ground truth”) his sonar interpretations. Mr. Keyes also holds a Master Limited Ticket for operation of vessels less than 60 tons. He has been with ASI Group Ltd. (ASI) since 2000 and has been instrumental in developing marine geophysical services as one of the base services ASI offers. Mr. Keyes manages ASI’s marine geophysical services branch and provides these services to a wide client base from private sector companies, consulting firms, industrial sector companies, government agencies, and power generation providers (hydro, thermal, and nuclear sectors).
Manager, Marine Geophysical Survey Services
Mr. Johnson, P.L.S. has 28 years of operation and management experience working in the surveying, mapping, and civil engineering industries. His core areas of expertise are providing underwater services, including hydrographic surveying and mapping, and the investigation of underwater assets such as dams, bridges, revetments, and water conveyance structures. Industries served include, but are not limited to: power generation, water supply, pulp and paper, mining, marine dredging, foundries, and governments.
Branch Manager, North East
Clint Johnson, PLS
Mr. Black has over 30 years’ experience in the marine industry that includes naval training and operations, commercial diving, marine construction, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) inspections, as well as, salvage, recovery and explosive ordinance disposal operations. As Group Manager for ASI Marine’s Commercial Diving and Hyperbaric Tunnel Support Divisions, Mr. Black’s responsibilities include overseeing all operational and project management needs including employee training, client consulting and adherence to Provincial/Federal H&S requirements. In the Royal Australian Navy, Scott attained the position of Petty Officer Clearance Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operator/Technician where he gained a wealth experience in leadership, planning, logistics, and project/operational management.
Group Manager, Dive and Tunnel Support Services
Mr. Vitaterna's experience in the professional engineering field spans over 23 years and includes water, wastewater and landfill design, build and operations. He is currently Group Manager, ASI Water which specializes in design/build/operate services for industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment projects. His responsibilities include project management and co-ordination of a project team of electrical, structural and mechanical engineers and architects. He has co-ordinated the joint venture and partnership relations between ASI and other industry experts to secure larger scale engineering design/build and operations contracts.
Group Manager, ASI Water
Andrew Vitaterna, P.Eng
Mr. Levie has over 16 years of experience in the water, wastewater and environment field. His experience includes new product development, quality assurance, consulting engineering, engineering design, process trouble shooting, field and site inspections, scientific studies, and regulatory approvals. A licensed Professional Engineer (Province of Ontario), Mr. Levie is an active member of the Ontario Water Works Association, the Water Environment Association of Ontario, Professional Engineers Ontario, and currently sits on several industry and association committees focused on water and wasterwater issues. He has a strong working knowledge of engineering matters and Federal/Provincial environmental regulations. A fifteen year employee with ASI Group, Mr. Levie has had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients on a wide range of projects, and his team also provide engineering support to other ASI service groups.
Senior Engineering Consultant, ASI Water
John Levie, P.Eng
Mr. Butt’s experience in the ecological industry spans over 20 years and includes development of zebra mussel control protocols and installations, biofouling turnkey treatment systems, fire protection system control, client relations, and contract administration. He is currently Manager of Biofouling Services at ASI Group Ltd. (ASI) which specializes in engineering, ecological and marine services for industries and municipalities worldwide.
Branch Manager, Western Ontario
Kelly’s experience in the ecological industry spans over 14 years and includes ecological toxicity testing and development of zebra mussel control protocols and installations, the development of specialized testing protocols for research and development projects, biofouling turnkey treatment systems, fire protection system control, client relations and report writing. As Laboratory Manager, her department performs aquatic toxicity testing, mussel monitoring services and government reporting on behalf of clients for industries and municipalities worldwide.