As a mechanical engineer, Ionel says he’s "always challenging the status quo, always looking for innovative ways to help differentiate our projects and bring value to our clients." His favorite types of projects are central utility plants—either designing new ones, or handling complex renovations that involve replacement or upgrades. "These types of projects will test and push engineering and managerial skills to their limits," Ionel explains. With that kind of drive, it makes sense that Ionel is intrigued by the late 1840s, when America’s Industrial Revolution was in full swing, and by films like The Pursuit of Happyness, where "the main character never stopped trying to achieve his goal." We’re guessing Ionel brings the same dedication to one of his favorite pastimes: fishing, whether at a remote Canadian lake or surf casting at the beach.