CHA Canada, formerly Gryphon International Engineering Services, is a multi-discipline consulting engineering design firm dedicated to the thermal, power and energy industry. Based in Ontario, Canada, CHA Canada draws on the expertise and resourcefulness of its team to meet the needs of clients today and into the future.
CHA Canada employs sound business practices, operating in a manner that encourages employees through a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our culture has inspired and supported our unique blend of staff into becoming well known for their broad experience and ability in engineering and design. CHA Canada focuses on power generation, cogeneration and combined-cycle, renewable and sustainable energy, boilers and steam plants, chilled-water and hot-water production, and utility distribution systems.
We hold ourselves to a high level of quality and accountability. CHA Canada is committed to acting, serving and delivering in the best interests of our clients. Our clients include:
- Independent power producers and private developers
- Public utilities
- Industrial, resource and mining companies
- University and hospital institutions
- Industrial parks
- Engineering, procurement and construction contractors
- Design-build and turnkey contractors
- Original equipment manufacturers
Our pledge to client satisfaction extends to our owner’s engineer, lender’s engineer or independent engineer services as well as due-diligence or peer review services.
Gryphon International Engineering Services merged with CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) in 2011, an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top-100 multi-discipline engineering design firm headquartered in Albany, New York, and became CHA Canada in 2018 to align more closely with the CHA brand. As a member of the CHA family of companies, CHA Canada brings you access to a wider range of engineering services, design professionals, technology, and project management tools. Together we confidently offer complete solutions to complex challenges and create a safer, more livable and economically vital world.
Health & Safety
CHA Canada’s health and safety program instills a culture of safety that reduces accidents for employees. This culture of health and safety permeates through the entire organization, from entry-level professionals to our top executives. We also offer health, safety and industrial hygiene programs to assist clients in alleviating and controlling workplace and environmental hazards.
The CHA Canada Team
Rich Rappa, PE, CEM | President | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich Rappa has more than 40 years of experience in operations management, plant engineering, energy efficiency, and global project/program management. He is a Senior Vice President and CHA’s Manufacturing and Energy Market Leader. In 2016, Rich became CHA Canada’s President and is actively involved in the development and execution of the strategy to advance our efforts in both U.S. and Canadian pursuits. He develops, coordinates, and implements the firm’s district energy, power and thermal generation, demand-side energy, and industrial-related work.
Prior to joining CHA, Rich was the Manager of Global Engineering and Environmental Health & Safety for ExxonMobil Chemical and Manager of Manufacturing Engineering for Bausch & Lomb.
Rich holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York and a Certified Energy Manager.
Mike Steadman, P.Eng. | Vice President, Office Leader | email@example.com
Mike Steadman has more than 20 years of experience in the design and analysis of heavy industrial building structures, rotating equipment foundations, electrical substations and switchyards, buried piping systems, and submerged HDPE lake water intake piping. He is CHA Canada’s Lead Chief Engineer for the Industry and Energy Group as well as Operations Manager.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from McMaster University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta and is a designated consulting engineer.
Dominic Au, P.Eng., PE | Vice President, Chief Power & Thermal Generation Engineer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominic Au has more than 30 years of international experience in the design and testing of thermal power and combined cycle plants. Dominic is a Senior Mechanical Engineer and a Project Manager at CHA Canada. In 1998, Dominic became one of the principals of CHA Canada.
Prior to joining CHA Canada, Dominic was a Senior Mechanical Engineer with SNC-WP London and Associates and Fluor-Daniels. He started his career with the Hong Kong Electric Co.
Dominic holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Masters of Engineering Degree from the University of Calgary. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio and the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta.
John Joyce, P.Eng. | Associate Vice President, Market Leader | email@example.com
John Joyce has more than 20 years of experience gained from the roles of Business Manager for Hatch Energy and Director of Operations for Trenergy Inc. He also has international experience in business development, corporate governance and project execution for the power generation and heavy industrial machinery industries.
John has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from McMaster University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta.
In 2011, Gryphon merged with CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA), and we are now formally named CHA Canada. CHA boasts a 60+ year track record of engineering, technical and project management excellence. Although our focus continues to be thermal, power and energy, this partnership provides our clients with access to a wider range of engineering services, design professionals, technology, and project management tools. The CHA companies deliver additional value to our clients by providing specialized expertise, cutting-edge technology and complementary services.
Hear from our Satisfied Clients
“I wish to extend my sincere thanks to you and the team at CHA Companies for providing the proper equipment selection for the challenging constraints at our hospital and the design and construction coordinator to ensure we reap the benefits of improved energy efficiency, lower utility costs, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. I am confident your future customers will be equally pleased.”Michael Arnold Energy Manager Syracuse VA Medical Center
“The new facility is now in operation meeting all the design targets. The engineering support was also very helpful during the construction phase supporting our Construction Manager and Contractors.
Thank you for a job well done.”Esteban Rocha Project Manager Ingredion
“I wanted to convey that the CHP system has met or exceeded our expectations... Besides the selection of a CHP to properly meet the electical and thermal demand, your engineering firm was responsible for satisfying the local utility interconnection requirements, which were not easy. It was clear throughout the construction and commissioning phase that your experience with similar CHP systems and your technical expertise were crucial to satisfying the utility's safety and interconnection requirements in the most cost effective and expeditious manner. You represented us well.”Edward Grabowski Project Engineer St. Joseph's Hospital
“CHA has been both an engineering provider and a reliable project partner for Union College for many years. We have repeatedly chosen CHA for their professionalism, expertise, and outstanding record of consistently meeting or exceeding project deadlines and quality standards. We value our relationship with CHA and engage them on a variety of design implementations ranging from large-scale energy plants to campus energy master planning... CHA continues to provide our campus with a high level of personal service, dedication, and commitment to our interests. I am pleased to be able to recommend them for any projects you may have.”Marc Donovan Associate Director of Facilities, Utilities Engineering and Construction Union College