Calgary Staff



Leslie Frank, M.S., P.Eng., P.E.^Top

Mr. Frank specializes in conducting environmental noise impact assessments and producing noise control design studies. Mr. Frank has a Masters degree in Engineering Acoustics, and is a recognized international expert in the area of acoustics and noise control within the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. He has 35 years experience in noise control consulting engineering, has authored 19 papers on the environmental noise assessment and review perspective, plant noise control engineering, and has appeared numerous times as an expert witness at regulatory hearings. He has extensive experience with environmental noise assessment for mainline gas transmission pipelines, compressor and furnace noise control engineering at refineries and petrochemical plants, and piping noise control. He headed the project team for the American Gas Association – Pipeline Research Committee International's project to generate industry-wide noise control specifications for compressor station design, consults to the Northeast Capital Industrial Association on their Regional Noise Management Plan, and has been a consultant to the World Bank for noise control in the People's Republic of China.


Nigel Maybee, M.A.Sc.^Top

Mr. Maybee has 25 years experience in acoustics and has concentrated his career on performing theoretical acoustical predictions and modeling, as well as practical industrial noise control engineering for oil, gas, petrochemical, mining and electric utility facilities. He has performed numerous noise assessments for the transportation industry and played an instrumental role in developing a compressor engine exhaust noise measurement method for the American Gas Association. Mr. Maybee, formerly employed by Ontario Hydro, has significant experience in environmental and workplace noise studies for electric power generation and transmission facilities.


Richard Wright, P.Eng.^Top

Mr. Richard Wright has 24 years engineering experience, having spent a significant component of his career working with environmental impact assessment and compliance of industrial facility noise. Mr. Wright had the responsibility to oversee the development of the Alberta ERCB Noise Control Directive. Presently as an acoustical consultant, Mr. Wright has extensive experience with environmental noise modeling software and noise monitoring equipment. He has appeared several times as an expert witness at regulatory hearings and has built spreadsheet-based screening tools for the addition of new facilities on behalf of a major oil & gas producer.


Pascal Everton, P.Eng.^Top

Mr. Everton has over 10 years experience in a mix of industrial noise control, architectural acoustics, environmental noise assessments as well as road and rail traffic noise impact assessments. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University. Mr. Everton’s combined expertise in programming and computer noise modeling has allowed him to develop several noise prediction spreadsheet tools to streamline the computer noise modeling process when multiple sites are involved. His current focus is aimed at noise measurement, computer noise modeling and noise control design for the oil, gas, petrochemical and power generation industries. Having worked in architectural acoustics in the past, Mr. Everton also has a well-developed knowledge of building acoustics. Mr. Everton has performed numerous acoustical measurements both in a laboratory setting as well as in the field. Mr. Everton has also taught an acoustics course at The Recording Arts Program of Canada in Montreal, Quebec.


Chris Bibby, M.A.Sc.^Top

Chris Bibby has a Master of Applied Science degree in mechanical engineering.  His graduate work was in the Acoustics and Noise Research Group and his M.A.Sc. thesis research was on the optimization of silencers for naturally ventilated buildings, which included experimental, numerical (FEM), and analytical methods.  At the University of British Columbia, Mr. Bibby conducted research on the measurement and optimization of acoustical absorption and scattering from surfaces.  He also investigated the acoustical performance and proposed renovations of educational and performance facilities.  At HFP, Mr. Bibby looks to use his background of theoretical and experimental acoustical methods to solve problems in industrial noise control.



Matt Gaskell, C.E.T.^Top

Mr. Gaskell has over 10 years experience with computers and electrical/mechanical equipment. He has a diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Computer Engineering Technology and is a Certified Engineering Technologist through ASET. He has developed and tested new equipment to continue the advancement of noise monitoring technology to ensure the best value and quality to clients. He has performed noise surveys at large industrial sites including petrochemical plants and gas compressor stations and as well has done in-plant equipment diagnostics. Mr. Gaskell's current consulting role includes computer noise modeling and environmental noise surveys.