ASI Group

Leadership Team

Carmen Sferrezza

Carmen Sferrazza

President and CEO

Mr. Carmelo (Carmen) Sferrazza is the Founder and President of ASI Group Ltd; which was formed in 1987.

Carmen has managed ASI for over 30 years, directing its growth to the company’s present status as the world leader in marine services.

As part of his responsibilities at ASI, Carmen is heavily involved with ongoing strategic planning to promote consistent growth and market response; leading and directing sales initiatives in new international markets; and the research and development of marine services.

Bob Clarke, P.Eng.

Vice President, Marine
Remote Services

Bob has over 25 years of experience in the marine industry that includes commercial diving, Atmospheric Diving Suits (ADS) and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operations. His responsibilities as Vice President include project review; operations planning and supervision; report preparation; and proprietary equipment 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.

Scott Black

Vice President, Marine
Hyperbaric Tunnel Services

As Vice President, Hyperbaric Tunnel Services, Scott’s responsibilities include overseeing all operational and project management needs including employee training, client consulting and adherence to Provincial/Federal H&S requirements.

Scott has over 30 years of experience in the marine industry that includes naval training and operations, commercial diving, marine construction, ROV inspections, as well as salvage, recovery and explosive ordinance disposal operations.

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 of experience in leadership, planning, logistics, and project/operational management.

Daniel Butts

Vice President, Water
Biofouling Services

As Vice President, Water Biofouling Service, Daniel specializes in engineering, ecological and marine services for industries and municipalities worldwide.

Daniel’s experience in the ecological industry spans over 25  years. Daniel has been with ASI since 1992 and his experience includes development of zebra mussel control protocols and installations, biofouling turnkey treatment systems, fire protection system control, client relations, and contract administration.

 

Clint Johnson, P.L.S

Vice President, Marine
US Operations

Clint 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.

Merry Dang

Merry Dang

Manager, Sales & Marketing,
Canada & US Operations

Merry is presently the Manager of Sales & Marketing at ASI and is responsible for managing business development for Canadian and US operations. 

For nearly 20 years, Merry has followed her passion of connecting people through her career in marketing, business development and client relations. She’s driven to connect peers in the industry for the purpose of sharing knowledge and resources. Merry is currently a member of the USSD’s  Advocacy, Communication and Public Awareness committee and sits on the conference committee for the Water Environment Association of Ontario. 

John Lindsay

General Manager,
Western Canada Operations

As General Manager, John’s responsibilities are focused on developing, growing and managing ASI’s lines of business in Western Canada.

John has excelled in managing and developing multiple businesses in both private and public sector. He is a proactive, results-driven, senior business leader with extensive global experience in implementing strategies to help reduce costs with a focus on operational excellence. Previously John led and managed a west coast marine transportation and sub sea cable company.

Kelly Eckert

Controller

As ASI Group’s Controller, Kelly manages accounting operations. Kelly has worked at ASI since she graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Brock University in 2004.  

Kelly worked her way up to Senior Accountant and most recently was promoted to Financial Controller.  Kelly has experience with financial management of US and International companies, mergers and acquisitions and was integral in the sale of the ASI Water division in 2019. Kelly is actively pursuing her CGA designation. 

Richard Engel

Group Manager,
Commercial Diving

Richard has over 27 years of experience in the marine industry that includes commercial diving training and operations, underwater welding, marine construction, remotely operated vehicles and salvage/recovery operations. Richard  has previously worked closely with the NS Ministry of Labour to develop and implement the Nova Scotia Occupational Diving Regulations and continues to work with the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association and CSA in Ontario. He has managed large commercial diving and marine construction projects, remotely operated vehicle tunnel and pipeline inspections internationally, nuclear diving, and ship inspections/husbandry.

Richard’s responsibilities within the Marine Group include overseeing all operational and project management needs including employee training, client consulting and adherence to Provincial/Federal H&S requirements.

Paula Cutler, CHRL

Human Resources Manager

Paula joined ASI Group Ltd in 2015.  She holds a designation as Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and 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. Paula 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.