Building a Better Future.
Together.

We’re a leader in process engineering and a trusted partner for your project.

Delivering On

Engineering Innovation

With the resources of a seasoned company and the attention to detail of a boutique engineering firm, working with Cheme is truly the best of both worlds. Every team member on our staff is dedicated to delivering, best-in-class engineering services across Canada.

Solutions From Every Angle

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver multifaceted solutions. We don’t fit in just one box. Instead, we have built upon our capabilities over the years, developing and adding valuable and skilled members to our team who each bring something new to the table.

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Biotechnology

Biotech is a complex and rapidly evolving industry that requires solutions that push the boundaries of facility design. With the knowledge of latest technology and emerging industry trends, our team addresses the challenges faced within the dynamic biotech industry.
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Pharmaceuticals

Our work in pharmaceuticals has cemented our position as a leader in an innovative market that is relied on to provide safe products to market.
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Botanicals & Health Care

Leveraging our expertise from the pharma and biotech markets allows us to work to bypass the status quo and introduce new approaches to an exciting new market.
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Science + Technology

Our culture is rooted in discovery and exploration. Understanding that an inspiring environment optimizes and accelerates creativity to aid in achieving the next breakthrough.
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Nuclear

Our expertise in the nuclear industry is focused around delivering innovative solutions for a safe and effective transition or reutilization of aging infrastructure and systems.
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Food + Beverage

We are innovators in the methods of manufacturing food and beverages sure to improve your product safety, quality and manufacturing output.
Biotechnology
Pharmaceuticals
Botanicals & Health Care
Science + Technology
Nuclear
Food + Beverage

The Cheme Difference

We think of ourselves as problem solvers first and engineers second. Our entire team is focused around bringing your vision to life through tireless ideation and a dedicated partnership.

Our Services

Our Clients

Our Culture

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Our services feature a wide range of solutions that can suit your business. Every client situation is different. That’s why every solution we come up with is designed to meet your specific needs. We are here to help you find the right approach to drive your success.
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Don’t take our word for it when it comes to our abilities. Our clients can do that a lot better than we can. Simply take a look at some of the projects we’ve completed to learn a little more about the full Cheme experience.
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Being the best at what we do starts with having the best people to do it with. It begins with our strong company culture – one focused on relationships, talent development and knowledge sharing. We relentlessly pursue growth in all that we do.
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Project Success

Vaccine Manufacturing Process Upgrades Project

We partnered with our client in the biotechnology industry to design, optimize, implement, and validate their existing biologic manufacturing process.

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Pet Food Fats and Oils Continuous Mixing System

An award-winning, independent pet food maker needed our help designing a custom system to create dog and cat food from fresh regional ingredients.

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Major Component Replacement Project

Cheme was engaged to design and commission equipment to support a Major Component Replacement (MCR) project at one of the largest electricity suppliers in Ontario.

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Beverage Quality Assurance Lab Project

Our client needed to relocate a high throughput beverage quality assurance laboratory to a high-rise building location without disrupting business continuity. Learn how Cheme helped.

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In Line Oil Winterization and Evaporation Production Suite Project

A pharmaceutical-grade botanicals oil producer approached Cheme to scale-up, design and optimize an existing multi-step extraction and winterization process.

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OSD Facility Expansion Project

A Canadian pharmaceutical client needed to expand manufacturing capabilities for oral solid dose production. Here’s how Cheme support our client’s execution of the manufacturing expansion.

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Sterile Compounding Optimization Project

Our client in the biotechnology industry required optimization of an antiquated sterile manufacturing process that is critical to vaccine formulation.

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Build Your Career

Working at Cheme is more than just a job. We are a team of dedicated people who are passionate about what we do, and how we do it. We value growth, creativity and collaboration. Be part of a team where you can make a difference.

Expert Spotlight

Nik Krpan

President, Consulting Engineer

Nik is the President of Cheme and a Consulting Engineer with 20 years of progressive experience in process engineering and management (business and project).
Learn More
If we are working on your project, we will find a way to get it done. Leadership and values matter a great deal at Cheme. I serve our team by being the best example I can be, and by creating a place to work that we can all be proud of.

Rino Parletta

Vice President, Principal

Rino is the Vice President of Cheme Engineering, playing a key role in business strategy, management of operations, delivery of professional services, financial performance and future growth of the firm.
Learn More
At Cheme, we bring the resources and expertise of a large firm and the care and attention of a small firm together to serve every client as a dedicated partner.

Chris Defina

Client Technical Services Leader, Project Manager, Principal

Chris is a Principal at Cheme Engineering and has been with the company for 10 years. Since becoming a shareholder in 2017, he has been a key contributor to the growth, management and success of the organization.
Learn More
At Cheme, we are focused on establishing strong partnerships built on trust, communication, and an understanding of the unique needs of our clients. When we take on a project, we don’t compromise any of these aspects. When you work with Cheme, you can have the confidence that you’ve chosen a partner that won’t let you down.

Melissa Zacher

Infrastructure Development Leader, Principal

Melissa is a Principal at Cheme Engineering with over 10 years of leadership, project management and engineering experience in the life sciences sector.
Learn More
As an engineering service provider, Cheme not only offers a deep bench of knowledge and experience but a top notch team of professionals who truly stand out and embody the core values of Cheme. Our clients are the reason why we do what we do and we strive to develop long-lasting collaborative relationships with our clients built on trust and integrity.

Lucy Wu

Director of Operations

Lucy is the Director of Operations at Cheme, providing strategic direction for operational activities, with over 10 years of experience in engineering, construction, and project management.
Learn More
Cheme values integrity and produces work of a higher quality than its competitors. Cheme’s culture is one of community and collaboration, and its focus on talent development is outstanding.

Ben Lehtovaara

Talent Development Leader and Project Manager

With more than 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Ben has become a well-rounded GMP facility expert with a portfolio of successful projects.
Learn More
At Cheme, we have the insight and field experience to understand the needs of our clients and to design systems that are robust, easy to use, and easy to maintain. We listen to our clients and tailor a solution that is right for you.

Trevor Williams

Talent Acquisition Leader, Process Engineer, Project Manager

Trevor is on the front line helping clients solve problems in his roles as a process engineer and project manager, and brings extensive experience to the table within the pharmaceutical, botanicals, food and nuclear industries.
Learn More
Cheme has the experience, dedication and knowledge to help with any project. We focus on each project and ‘sweat the small stuff’ so you can focus on your job. Cheme is the worry-free solution for your next project.

Karen Yuen

Project Management Leader, Senior Project Manager

Karen is a Senior Project Manager who brings value to Cheme’s life science customers, and has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing in both solid and sterile liquid dosage.
Learn More
Cheme is not just another engineering company. Clients find our team of professionals to have a depth of knowledge and commitment to the task not found elsewhere.

Allan Faurschou

Senior Engineer

Allan is a licensed engineer with over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology processing systems, automation, construction, and project management.
Learn More
At Cheme, we listen closely to our clients and work hard to find the best solutions to meet each client’s needs. The team at Cheme cares deeply about helping our clients solve their unique and complex problems. We strive to provide the best quality solution for our partners.

Sanjay Patel

Sr. Project Manager

Sanjay is a Senior Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience in Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies, and is a licensed professional engineer from PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario).
Learn More
The Cheme team has excellent engineering and project management skills to handle a variety of projects. We always stand beside our clients until the successful completion of a project.

Nicholas Ignagni

Process Engineer

Nicholas is a Process Engineer at Cheme Engineering with over 10 years of experience in the design, build, commissioning, and validation of sanitary process equipment.
Learn More
Cheme is a dedicated team that is focused on understanding our client needs, while also remaining focused on project delivery.

Michael Lam

Project Lead, Process Specialist

With over ten years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Michael is a commissioning and qualification SME (subject matter expert) and in-house creative designer.
Learn More
Cheme has a lot of diverse engineering expertise and does not shy away from challenging situations. We will work for your best interests.

Christine Thompson

Project Engineer

Christine is a Project Engineer involved in the project management, design, execution, and C&Q of improvements and upgrades on existing pharmaceutical manufacturing systems and utilities.
Learn More
Cheme has a team with a wide range of experience that provides high quality work and pays close attention to all the details to ensure your project is successful.

Mark Hsu

Project Manager, Process Specialist

Mark has nine years of experience working in the food and pharmaceutical industries, including responsibilities within project management, industrial operations, equipment maintenance, process design engineering, and CQV.
Learn More
Cheme’s leadership and team members share a growth mindset which fosters a transparent and supportive environment of collaboration, continuous improvement, knowledge sharing, and exploration.

Kevin Kloet

Senior Engineer

Kevin is a Senior Engineer with a range of front-line experience over more than 15 years, including project management, process engineering, process analysis, design and operations support.
Learn More
Cheme has the quality personnel and the depth of skills to match with the needs of your company and your project.

Nik Krpan

President, Consulting Engineer

Nik is the President of Cheme and a Consulting Engineer with 20 years of progressive experience in process engineering and management (business and project).
Learn More
If we are working on your project, we will find a way to get it done. Leadership and values matter a great deal at Cheme. I serve our team by being the best example I can be, and by creating a place to work that we can all be proud of.

Rino Parletta

Vice President, Principal

Rino is the Vice President of Cheme Engineering, playing a key role in business strategy, management of operations, delivery of professional services, financial performance and future growth of the firm.
Learn More
At Cheme, we bring the resources and expertise of a large firm and the care and attention of a small firm together to serve every client as a dedicated partner.

Chris Defina

Client Technical Services Leader, Project Manager, Principal

Chris is a Principal at Cheme Engineering and has been with the company for 10 years. Since becoming a shareholder in 2017, he has been a key contributor to the growth, management and success of the organization.
Learn More
At Cheme, we are focused on establishing strong partnerships built on trust, communication, and an understanding of the unique needs of our clients. When we take on a project, we don’t compromise any of these aspects. When you work with Cheme, you can have the confidence that you’ve chosen a partner that won’t let you down.

Melissa Zacher

Infrastructure Development Leader, Principal

Melissa is a Principal at Cheme Engineering with over 10 years of leadership, project management and engineering experience in the life sciences sector.
Learn More
As an engineering service provider, Cheme not only offers a deep bench of knowledge and experience but a top notch team of professionals who truly stand out and embody the core values of Cheme. Our clients are the reason why we do what we do and we strive to develop long-lasting collaborative relationships with our clients built on trust and integrity.

Lucy Wu

Director of Operations

Lucy is the Director of Operations at Cheme, providing strategic direction for operational activities, with over 10 years of experience in engineering, construction, and project management.
Learn More
Cheme values integrity and produces work of a higher quality than its competitors. Cheme’s culture is one of community and collaboration, and its focus on talent development is outstanding.

Ben Lehtovaara

Talent Development Leader and Project Manager

With more than 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Ben has become a well-rounded GMP facility expert with a portfolio of successful projects.
Learn More
At Cheme, we have the insight and field experience to understand the needs of our clients and to design systems that are robust, easy to use, and easy to maintain. We listen to our clients and tailor a solution that is right for you.

Trevor Williams

Talent Acquisition Leader, Process Engineer, Project Manager

Trevor is on the front line helping clients solve problems in his roles as a process engineer and project manager, and brings extensive experience to the table within the pharmaceutical, botanicals, food and nuclear industries.
Learn More
Cheme has the experience, dedication and knowledge to help with any project. We focus on each project and ‘sweat the small stuff’ so you can focus on your job. Cheme is the worry-free solution for your next project.

Karen Yuen

Project Management Leader, Senior Project Manager

Karen is a Senior Project Manager who brings value to Cheme’s life science customers, and has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing in both solid and sterile liquid dosage.
Learn More
Cheme is not just another engineering company. Clients find our team of professionals to have a depth of knowledge and commitment to the task not found elsewhere.

Allan Faurschou

Senior Engineer

Allan is a licensed engineer with over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology processing systems, automation, construction, and project management.
Learn More
At Cheme, we listen closely to our clients and work hard to find the best solutions to meet each client’s needs. The team at Cheme cares deeply about helping our clients solve their unique and complex problems. We strive to provide the best quality solution for our partners.

Sanjay Patel

Sr. Project Manager

Sanjay is a Senior Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience in Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies, and is a licensed professional engineer from PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario).
Learn More
The Cheme team has excellent engineering and project management skills to handle a variety of projects. We always stand beside our clients until the successful completion of a project.

Nicholas Ignagni

Process Engineer

Nicholas is a Process Engineer at Cheme Engineering with over 10 years of experience in the design, build, commissioning, and validation of sanitary process equipment.
Learn More
Cheme is a dedicated team that is focused on understanding our client needs, while also remaining focused on project delivery.

Michael Lam

Project Lead, Process Specialist

With over ten years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Michael is a commissioning and qualification SME (subject matter expert) and in-house creative designer.
Learn More
Cheme has a lot of diverse engineering expertise and does not shy away from challenging situations. We will work for your best interests.

Christine Thompson

Project Engineer

Christine is a Project Engineer involved in the project management, design, execution, and C&Q of improvements and upgrades on existing pharmaceutical manufacturing systems and utilities.
Learn More
Cheme has a team with a wide range of experience that provides high quality work and pays close attention to all the details to ensure your project is successful.

Mark Hsu

Project Manager, Process Specialist

Mark has nine years of experience working in the food and pharmaceutical industries, including responsibilities within project management, industrial operations, equipment maintenance, process design engineering, and CQV.
Learn More
Cheme’s leadership and team members share a growth mindset which fosters a transparent and supportive environment of collaboration, continuous improvement, knowledge sharing, and exploration.

Kevin Kloet

Senior Engineer

Kevin is a Senior Engineer with a range of front-line experience over more than 15 years, including project management, process engineering, process analysis, design and operations support.
Learn More
Cheme has the quality personnel and the depth of skills to match with the needs of your company and your project.

Nik Krpan

President, Consulting Engineer

Nik is the President of Cheme and a Consulting Engineer with 20 years of progressive experience in process engineering and management (business and project).
Learn More
If we are working on your project, we will find a way to get it done. Leadership and values matter a great deal at Cheme. I serve our team by being the best example I can be, and by creating a place to work that we can all be proud of.

Rino Parletta

Vice President, Principal

Rino is the Vice President of Cheme Engineering, playing a key role in business strategy, management of operations, delivery of professional services, financial performance and future growth of the firm.
Learn More
At Cheme, we bring the resources and expertise of a large firm and the care and attention of a small firm together to serve every client as a dedicated partner.

Chris Defina

Client Technical Services Leader, Project Manager, Principal

Chris is a Principal at Cheme Engineering and has been with the company for 10 years. Since becoming a shareholder in 2017, he has been a key contributor to the growth, management and success of the organization.
Learn More
At Cheme, we are focused on establishing strong partnerships built on trust, communication, and an understanding of the unique needs of our clients. When we take on a project, we don’t compromise any of these aspects. When you work with Cheme, you can have the confidence that you’ve chosen a partner that won’t let you down.

Melissa Zacher

Infrastructure Development Leader, Principal

Melissa is a Principal at Cheme Engineering with over 10 years of leadership, project management and engineering experience in the life sciences sector.
Learn More
As an engineering service provider, Cheme not only offers a deep bench of knowledge and experience but a top notch team of professionals who truly stand out and embody the core values of Cheme. Our clients are the reason why we do what we do and we strive to develop long-lasting collaborative relationships with our clients built on trust and integrity.

Lucy Wu

Director of Operations

Lucy is the Director of Operations at Cheme, providing strategic direction for operational activities, with over 10 years of experience in engineering, construction, and project management.
Learn More
Cheme values integrity and produces work of a higher quality than its competitors. Cheme’s culture is one of community and collaboration, and its focus on talent development is outstanding.

Ben Lehtovaara

Talent Development Leader and Project Manager

With more than 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Ben has become a well-rounded GMP facility expert with a portfolio of successful projects.
Learn More
At Cheme, we have the insight and field experience to understand the needs of our clients and to design systems that are robust, easy to use, and easy to maintain. We listen to our clients and tailor a solution that is right for you.

Trevor Williams

Talent Acquisition Leader, Process Engineer, Project Manager

Trevor is on the front line helping clients solve problems in his roles as a process engineer and project manager, and brings extensive experience to the table within the pharmaceutical, botanicals, food and nuclear industries.
Learn More
Cheme has the experience, dedication and knowledge to help with any project. We focus on each project and ‘sweat the small stuff’ so you can focus on your job. Cheme is the worry-free solution for your next project.

Karen Yuen

Project Management Leader, Senior Project Manager

Karen is a Senior Project Manager who brings value to Cheme’s life science customers, and has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing in both solid and sterile liquid dosage.
Learn More
Cheme is not just another engineering company. Clients find our team of professionals to have a depth of knowledge and commitment to the task not found elsewhere.

Allan Faurschou

Senior Engineer

Allan is a licensed engineer with over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology processing systems, automation, construction, and project management.
Learn More
At Cheme, we listen closely to our clients and work hard to find the best solutions to meet each client’s needs. The team at Cheme cares deeply about helping our clients solve their unique and complex problems. We strive to provide the best quality solution for our partners.

Sanjay Patel

Sr. Project Manager

Sanjay is a Senior Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience in Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies, and is a licensed professional engineer from PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario).
Learn More
The Cheme team has excellent engineering and project management skills to handle a variety of projects. We always stand beside our clients until the successful completion of a project.

Nicholas Ignagni

Process Engineer

Nicholas is a Process Engineer at Cheme Engineering with over 10 years of experience in the design, build, commissioning, and validation of sanitary process equipment.
Learn More
Cheme is a dedicated team that is focused on understanding our client needs, while also remaining focused on project delivery.

Michael Lam

Project Lead, Process Specialist

With over ten years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, Michael is a commissioning and qualification SME (subject matter expert) and in-house creative designer.
Learn More
Cheme has a lot of diverse engineering expertise and does not shy away from challenging situations. We will work for your best interests.

Christine Thompson

Project Engineer

Christine is a Project Engineer involved in the project management, design, execution, and C&Q of improvements and upgrades on existing pharmaceutical manufacturing systems and utilities.
Learn More
Cheme has a team with a wide range of experience that provides high quality work and pays close attention to all the details to ensure your project is successful.

Mark Hsu

Project Manager, Process Specialist

Mark has nine years of experience working in the food and pharmaceutical industries, including responsibilities within project management, industrial operations, equipment maintenance, process design engineering, and CQV.
Learn More
Cheme’s leadership and team members share a growth mindset which fosters a transparent and supportive environment of collaboration, continuous improvement, knowledge sharing, and exploration.

Kevin Kloet

Senior Engineer

Kevin is a Senior Engineer with a range of front-line experience over more than 15 years, including project management, process engineering, process analysis, design and operations support.
Learn More
Cheme has the quality personnel and the depth of skills to match with the needs of your company and your project.

Nik Krpan

President, Consulting Engineer

Rino Parletta

Vice President, Principal

Chris Defina

Client Technical Services Leader, Project Manager, Principal

Melissa Zacher

Infrastructure Development Leader, Principal

Lucy Wu

Director of Operations

Ben Lehtovaara

Talent Development Leader and Project Manager

Trevor Williams

Talent Acquisition Leader, Process Engineer, Project Manager

Karen Yuen

Project Management Leader, Senior Project Manager

Allan Faurschou

Senior Engineer

Sanjay Patel

Sr. Project Manager

Nicholas Ignagni

Process Engineer

Michael Lam

Project Lead, Process Specialist

Christine Thompson

Project Engineer

Mark Hsu

Project Manager, Process Specialist

Kevin Kloet

Senior Engineer

Nik Krpan

President, Consulting Engineer

Rino Parletta

Vice President, Principal

Chris Defina

Client Technical Services Leader, Project Manager, Principal

Melissa Zacher

Infrastructure Development Leader, Principal

Lucy Wu

Director of Operations

Ben Lehtovaara

Talent Development Leader and Project Manager

Trevor Williams

Talent Acquisition Leader, Process Engineer, Project Manager

Karen Yuen

Project Management Leader, Senior Project Manager

Allan Faurschou

Senior Engineer

Sanjay Patel

Sr. Project Manager

Nicholas Ignagni

Process Engineer

Michael Lam

Project Lead, Process Specialist

Christine Thompson

Project Engineer

Mark Hsu

Project Manager, Process Specialist

Kevin Kloet

Senior Engineer

Nik Krpan

President, Consulting Engineer

Rino Parletta

Vice President, Principal

Chris Defina

Client Technical Services Leader, Project Manager, Principal

Melissa Zacher

Infrastructure Development Leader, Principal

Lucy Wu

Director of Operations

Ben Lehtovaara

Talent Development Leader and Project Manager

Trevor Williams

Talent Acquisition Leader, Process Engineer, Project Manager

Karen Yuen

Project Management Leader, Senior Project Manager

Allan Faurschou

Senior Engineer

Sanjay Patel

Sr. Project Manager

Nicholas Ignagni

Process Engineer

Michael Lam

Project Lead, Process Specialist

Christine Thompson

Project Engineer

Mark Hsu

Project Manager, Process Specialist

Kevin Kloet

Senior Engineer

Engineering checking facility

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