Klohn Crippen Berger Announces Retirement of Vice President, Technical, Dr. Alex Sy, P.Eng.

May 9, 2022

After a 45-year career with the company, Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) announces the retirement of Vice President, Technical, Alex Sy. The company announced on May 4 that Bob Chambers will take over the role.

A globally recognized leader in geotechnical and geoseismic engineering, Alex has worked across Canada and internationally on a wide range of projects including heavy industrial foundations, transportation infrastructures, hydroelectric and water retention dams, and mine tailings dams. He has extensive experience involving in-situ testing, seismic liquefaction analyses, dynamic soil-structure interaction analyses, ground improvement, and the design and testing of pile foundations. He serves on Independent Technical Review Boards for several major water supply projects and mine tailing storage facilities around the world.

Alex joined Klohn Crippen Berger in 1977 and led the company’s geotechnical group before becoming Vice President, Technical in 2004. He has contributed greatly to increasing KCB’s technical capabilities and business success during his tenure, including improving the implementation of its quality management system into an award-winning system for project management.

He has received numerous industry recognitions in his career. His most recent accolades include receiving the G. Geoffrey Meyerhof Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society in 2019 and being inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2015.

“It is not easy to say goodbye to the company that I grew up in, career-wise, over the last 45 years. I am proud to be a contributor to its foundational success. I thank Klohn Crippen Berger for providing me with many opportunities, and I wish the company all the best in its future endeavours,” said Alex Sy.

“Congratulations Alex on a fantastic career filled with many highlights and prestigious moments that many could only wish to emulate. Our company owes an enormous debt of gratitude to you which is not possible to adequately convey considering all the great things you have done for KCB and the profession over your career, suffice it to say KCB would not be where we are today without your steadfast influence over so many years. Thanks for everything and good luck with the next stage of your career,” said Ryan Douglas, KCB President.

About Klohn Crippen Berger:
Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) is an international engineering, geoscience, and environmental consulting firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia with offices in Canada, USA, Peru, Brazil, UK, and Australia. We have an outstanding reputation for quality and technical excellence in a range of industry sectors, including mining, hydropower, infrastructure, transportation, and energy.

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