About Us

Our Team

Our Team of Dedicated Professionals.

CFMS-West is a registered office with the Professional Engineers of Ontario, members of the Building Commissioning Association and Canada Green Building Council. We employ a team of engineers and certified technologists who have many years of experience with the construction process, design of mechanical and electrical systems, total building commissioning, project management and facilities management. Our dedicated team will develop a total commissioning plan designed with your goals in mind that reflects the size and complexity of your building.

Al Haye, President/Principal R.P.A., M.E.

Al brings to CFMS-West 20 years’ experience in the Property Management and H.V.A.C. business from both a hands on and management perspective. He holds an Ontario license in Refrigeration, Electrical and as a Gas Fitter. During the last 10 years he has been putting his experience to use in Project Management and the commissioning of building systems.

Al began his career in the real estate division for more than 20 years. During that time he worked in several divisions which included project manager for mechanical, electrical and architectural construction projects. Al was also a Facility Manager, Mechanical Systems Instructor and a Client Centre Manager. As the client centre manager he was responsible for 2100 locations in Ontario. Al is a certified real property administrator (RPA) under the Building Owners and Manager Institute Canada program (BOMA). He also brings with him many years of experience commissioning and maintenance. The recent change design approach has allowed his years of experience be an asset to all team members. Since 1997 Al has been involved in commissioning of facilities, and in 2000 joined CFMS Toronto. After working with CFMS Toronto for 2 years, CFMS-West was created. Al is the President and partner of CFMS-West Consulting.

Sinan Rasheed, Director-Projects, P Eng., PMP, CPMP, LEED AP

Sinan Rasheed graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree (B. Sc in Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Technology in Baghdad. He is a Professional Engineer of Ontario (P. Eng.), Project Management Professional (PMP) of PMI, LEED AP of the U.S. Green Building Council. Sinan is an ASHRAE member and Certified professional. Sinan earned his CPMP designation (Commissioning Process Management Professional) from ASHRAE in November 2012.

Solid experience (over 20 years) in mechanical Engineering ,Project Management, Commissioning, Facilities Management. Diversified experience in prestigious projects including Institutional, Universities, Healthcare projects. Loyal, strong management skills and communication skills. Energetic self-starter with strong personal values. Well-developed cross-cultural sensitivity and adaptability with people of different cultures. Proven interpersonal skills; competence in providing successful end-to-end services. Capable of consistent execution of routine while effectively creating opportunities for improved performance.

Prior to joining CFMS West, Sinan spent 3 years in Dubai, UAE as a Senior Manager in Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority. During that period, Sinan was involved with all aspects of mechanical consulting, from conceptual to final design, tendering, construction site supervision, project management and project close-out.

Sinan joined CFMS West in 2009 and he was responsible for managing the commissioning activities for many of the CFMS West large projects including several specialty office buildings, Data Centers, Healthcare, Institutional and Industrial projects of which many were LEED projects.

Sinan's extensive Project Management experience, his ability to utilize his Engineering knowledge and strong communication skills make him a valuable asset of the CFMS West team.

Sinan Rasheed became the CFMS West Consulting Director of projects in January 2013.

John Liefl, Project Manager, B.Sc., M.E.

John is an electrical specialist possessing 27 years of experience as a Journeyman Electrician.

John also gained extensive experience with BAS systems as an installer for both Siemens Building Automation and Johnson Controls. John's unique expertise includes wiring of motor control centers and mechanical systems, installation and wiring of main switchboards, generator installations, installation and troubleshooting of electrical distribution, branch wiring, lighting systems and fire alarm systems.

John understands the commissioning agent role and since joining our team in 2013, John has provided invaluable supportin the commissioning of electrical systems. He has also confidently and capably lead the commissioning of mechanical systems on many projects.

Mike Snyder, Project Manager B.A.Sc., EIT, LEED AP BD+C

Mike Snyder graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2010 with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences Degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and energy transfer in buildings.

MikeÕs degree included six 4-month co-op work terms in various areas of mechanical engineering including building HVAC design and building commissioning.

Since beginning work at CFMS-West Consulting in May 2010, Mike has become a Project Manager for several projects including LEED projects, schools, community centres, arenas, theatres, and entertainment facilities. MikeÕs work on these projects includes project management, design reviews, static & dynamic testing, O&M manual reviews, submittal reviews, performance testing, preparing re-commissioning manuals, seasonal testing, and system troubleshooting.

Mike is a Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) member and earned his LEED AP BD+C accreditation in March 2011. Mike is an EIT with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and will be pursuing P.Eng. Licensing.

Mark Kacsmar, Control Specialist

Mark Kacsmar has been a Control Specialist with CFMS-West since 2006. He brings with him over 40 years of experience in the construction industry relating to temperature controls and building automation systems and commissioning services. Mark has been responsible for the overall commissioning and reporting of projects that have been assigned to him.

Prior to working with CFMS West, Mark was responsible for engineering and project managing the installation of building automation systems in new and retrofitted buildings. Mark also spent 22 years designing and managing the installation of building automation systems in the industrial and institutional marketers for South-western Ontario. Mark also has 9 years as the branch system designer for temperature control systems (pneumatic, electric and/or electronic) and building automation systems.

Mark has a thorough knowledge of, and the experience to manage the commissioning process. His knowledge and experience in building automation and commissioning building systems, project management, and his ability to work in a team environment is a valuable asset on any project.

Joelle Pattison, Marketing Manager

Joelle attended the University of Western Ontario (BA Hons, Political Science) and Seneca College (Diploma High Hons, Corporate Communications). Early in her career, Joelle worked as Director of Community Relations for the Hamilton Bulldogs and as Sales & Marketing Manager for Fox 40 International Inc. While raising two little ones, Joelle enjoyed some busy years at home and some part-time roles in the Financial Services industry.

Since joining CFMS-West in May 2012, Joelle quickly applied her skills to responding to RFPs. She has also provided valuable administrative support, compiling drawings and assisting with report documentation. With her growing knowledge of the building commissioning industry, Joelle is eager to support CFMS-WestÕs continued growth in various niches including re-commissioning, retro-commissioning, and measurement and verification.

Dave Haye

Dave joined us in May of 2005 as a project manager in training. Dave was a high school graduate in the area of electrical / mechanical courses. His post graduate term was at Mohawk College in Hamilton where he received the mechanical engineering technician’s certificate. Dave has several years in HVAC maintenance in commercial facilities and controls verification.

Jackie Williams, Executive Assistant

Prior to joining our team Jackie worked in the Insurance Claims industry performing administrative duties, invoicing and file management.

Since joining CFMS-West in 2008 Jackie has quickly adapted to the construction environment. She has been involved with many aspects of commissioning from responding to RFP’s to assisting with performance testing.

Jackie continues to grow in her position with CFMS-West and now maintains client relations, issues proposals, estimates and handles the accounting. Her knowledge and eagerness to learn and grow is an asset to our team.

Michele Pavkovic, Administrative Assistant

Prior to joining our team, Michele worked in the legal field as a Legal Assistant and Law Clerk, and made the transition into Commissioning, joining the CFMS-West team in 2014.

Michele maintains the accounting and administrative aspects of CFMS-West and has quickly adapted to the construction environment.

Her pleasant nature, along with Michele's knowledge and eagerness to learn and grow make her a welcome addition to our team.

Al Haye

Sinan Rasheed
Senior Project Manager

John Liefl
Project Manager

Mike Snyder
Project Manager

Mark Kacsmar
Control Specialist

Joelle Pattison
Marketing Manager

Michele Pavkovic
Office Administrator

Jackie Williams
Executive Assistant