Management Team

Senior Leadership

Metro Testing + Engineering’s Management Team, led by President & CEO Robert Gilbert, work closely together to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company.  With a focus on safety, efficiency and excellent service, the Management Team serve as role models for all employees and execute organizational plans in compliance with company policies.

Robert Gilbert, MBA
President & CEO
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 604.802.0385 O: 604.436.9111

Fred Chen, B.Sc., P.Chem.
VP Sales & Business Development
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 778.980.2953 O: 604.436.9111

Marc Varty, BBA (IMM)
Director, Regional Field Operations
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 604.312.8609 O: 604.436.9111

Cengiz Guldemet, P.Eng.
Sr. Materials Engineer/Branch Manager, Burnaby
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 604.312.8193 O: 604.436.9111


Ron Alvaro, AScT
Branch Manager, Abbotsford
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 604.866.9296 O: 604.855.6568


Mike Robinson
Branch Manager, Fort St. John & Terrace
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 250.793.2453 O: 250.261.6615

Maninder Gill, P.Eng.
Director, Alberta Operations & Major Projects
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 604.312.9061 O: 604.436.9111

Curtis Syrnyk
Concrete Materials Specialist/Divison Manager
Metro Concrete Restoration
C: 604.802.0385 O: 604.436.9111

Senior Management

Neil McAskill, AScT
Concrete Materials Specialist
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 604.835.7865 O: 604.436.9109

Sudesh Sharma
Operation Manager, Squamish
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 604.698.9112 O: 604.846.0236

Cliff McNeil
Operations Manager, Kamloops
Metro Testing + Engineering
C: 250.318-7025 O: 250.377.8324

Founder’s Message

I founded the company in 1987 when the industry did not have many options for routine construction materials testing services. Contractors, owners, and developers were demanding a higher level of service and pricing options from their suppliers. I worked diligently with the industry to understand their needs and strategized on improving current services. I offered new services by using advanced technologies and methodologies to create improvements in the industry. I also believed in first looking after our people, the employees, so they would service the needs of our clients; sharing the same vision as myself.


Harry Watson

Our People

Metro Testing + Engineering hires individuals from North America and abroad; as a company, we value the diversity of our people, we respect their rights, and we provide for a safe, healthy, and secure work environment.  We are continuously adapting to new ideas to make Metro Testing + Engineering a great place to work, where employees strive for excellence in all aspects of their jobs.

Our people comprise an experienced team of advanced engineering talent, innovative technologists, highly-skilled technicians and a competent and dedicated group of operating support staff.  Our employees have purpose, cause, passion and aim to be the best construction Materials Testing and Engineering firm Canada-wide.