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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).
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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.

Jason Galamaga

Administration & Finance Leader, Controller

Jason is the Controller at Cheme and manages all financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis for the firm, and ensures the firm’s administrative elements run smoothly.
Learn More
Cheme is committed to providing excellent service to all of our clients.

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.

Michael Roggekamp

Commissioning and Qualification Lead

Michael is a Commissioning and Qualification Lead with over 15 years of extensive experience in the regulated pharmaceutical industry and seven years in mining and metals.
Learn More
The Cheme team is inclusive, knowledgeable, and collaborative. We partner with our clients to provide valuable results.

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.

Jason Galamaga

Administration & Finance Leader, Controller

Jason is the Controller at Cheme and manages all financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis for the firm, and ensures the firm’s administrative elements run smoothly.
Learn More
Cheme is committed to providing excellent service to all of our clients.

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.

Michael Roggekamp

Commissioning and Qualification Lead

Michael is a Commissioning and Qualification Lead with over 15 years of extensive experience in the regulated pharmaceutical industry and seven years in mining and metals.
Learn More
The Cheme team is inclusive, knowledgeable, and collaborative. We partner with our clients to provide valuable results.

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.

Jason Galamaga

Administration & Finance Leader, Controller

Jason is the Controller at Cheme and manages all financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis for the firm, and ensures the firm’s administrative elements run smoothly.
Learn More
Cheme is committed to providing excellent service to all of our clients.

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.

Michael Roggekamp

Commissioning and Qualification Lead

Michael is a Commissioning and Qualification Lead with over 15 years of extensive experience in the regulated pharmaceutical industry and seven years in mining and metals.
Learn More
The Cheme team is inclusive, knowledgeable, and collaborative. We partner with our clients to provide valuable results.

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

Jason Galamaga

Administration & Finance Leader, Controller

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

Michael Roggekamp

Commissioning and Qualification Lead

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

Jason Galamaga

Administration & Finance Leader, Controller

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

Michael Roggekamp

Commissioning and Qualification Lead

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

Jason Galamaga

Administration & Finance Leader, Controller

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

Michael Roggekamp

Commissioning and Qualification Lead

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