At BESTECH, we are your engineering partner of choice.
To us, partnership means we engage in relationships with our clients, our community, and our team.

A Project is a Relationship

Gilles Valade

P. Eng.

Principal Engineer, Automation

Simulating an automated plant for testing and training:

BESTECH was selected to design and build a new chemical production facility in Timmins, Ontario. The client required a fully automated plant to be operational within one year. To meet this timeline, BESTECH programmed and simulated the entire plant, enabling testing, training, and commissioning achieved concurrently.

Steve Langille

P. Eng.

Manager, Mechanical and Structural Engineering Services

A new standard for messenger cable installation:

At two client sites, traditional underground messenger cable installation required support systems, which were prone to bending over time, leading to non-conformance or structural failure. With analysis by electrical and structural team members, a new design was implemented. New client site standards were adopted to eliminate this ongoing issue.

Alain Richard

P. Eng.

Manager, Electrical Engineering Services

Two client mines achieve separate emergency annunciation systems with one air intake:

Two mining clients share one air intake, which required discrete emergency annunciation systems for each mine. BESTECH’s automation, electrical and mechanical team members designed a compressor-driven solution with 300 m of discharge pipe that enabled both clients’ stench gas alarming to operate independently and safely.

Andrea Wuksinic


Senior Project Manager

Calabrian SO2Clean™ Facility:

BESTECH was selected by Calabrian Corporation to provide engineering services for the SO2Clean™ production facility in Timmins, Ontario. This facility was created to supply mining, paper, and water treatment operations in the region. BESTECH team members simulated the entire plant, allowing for commissioning and testing to take place concurrently. The client was also able to train employees in the simulated environment. Programming for the entire plant was also led by BESTECH team members and BESTECH manufactured all of the custom panels required.

Our Executive Team

Marc Boudreau


CEO, BESTECH Holdings Limited

Patrick Fantin

P. Eng.

General Manager, Engineering Services

Esa Melantie

MBA, B.Comm

Manager, Corporate Services/Controller

Patricia Mills

Director, Business Development

Tyler Samson

P. Eng., MBA

Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions

Our Management Team

Alain Richard

P. Eng.

Manager, Electrical Engineering Services

Dino Titon

P. Eng.

Manager, Power Systems Engineering

Steve Langille

P. Eng.

Manager, Mechanical and Structural Engineering Services

Lorri McCann

P. Eng.

Manager, Project Delivery
Project Management Office

Jason Hourtovenko

Manager, IT/IS Services

Serge Bourdua


Manager, Process Control and Automation

Mark Frayne

P.Eng., MBA, PMP

Manager, Mine Engineering Services

Dan Dumais

P. Eng. CEM®

Manager, Technical Expertise Centre

A multi-disciplinary firm.


BESTECH’s founders have been improving automation systems and execution strategies within the mining industry since 1995.

We are the premiere automation engineering firm within the Sudbury basin, working with major global clients who rely on our expertise and delivery of leading-edge automated solutions ranging from full-plant automation to manual-only operations.

Our team offers project management, process control, programming, system design, integration, commissioning, testing, and troubleshooting services that are second-to-none. Our strategic solutions benefit your businesses, systems, and people by meeting or exceeding expectations.

Electrical & Instrumentation

BESTECH is the leading provider of electrical and instrumentation engineering services for new mining projects in the Sudbury basin.

Global mining and industrial clients rely on our team for feasibility studies, designs, capital and operating estimates, energy optimization, trade-off assessments, as well as instrument selection and retrofits.

Clients appreciate that we present them with a range of options to consider before prescribing solutions. We are flexible, responsive, and client-focused to ensure a rewarding relationship.  


BESTECH is ready to lead your next capital project.

Clients choose BESTECH for our practical approach to capital project management – and our innovative solutions that minimize costs.

Our multidisciplinary team plans and implements projects efficiently, from design to commissioning. We ensure client project requirements and industry standards are met or exceeded while working safely and efficiently.

Our quality management process, supplier relationships, and experience means projects are completed on time and on budget.


Our IT/IS group develops efficient strategies and implementation plans for reliable wired and wireless communication networks.

BESTECH is known for software development and integration, providing efficient infrastructure strategies in surface and underground mining operations.

Our engineers and technicians excel in multi-platform integrations, allowing clients to harness the full power of ERPs, modelling systems, and engineering software.

We also specialize in design and integration of vehicle and personnel tracking tools, working in some of the deepest mines in the world.

BESTECH approaches projects as a partnership to deliver timely, future-ready, and cost-efficient solutions.

Mining Engineering

Working with many of the largest mining clients in the world, BESTECH has demonstrated success across many engineering disciplines.

In 2019, our team expanded to offer our clients mining engineering services, from mine planning and design to detailed engineering and closure.

Our principal mining engineer has decades of experience in hard and soft rock mines across North America. He has been praised for collaborating on the design and commissioning of a multi-metal ore sampling system that set a global benchmark.

BESTECH has a track record and passion for working with clients who need simple and innovative solutions to make mines more efficient and profitable. That’s why global mining and industrial clients have chosen to work with us for more than 20 years.

Power Systems

BESTECH’s Power Systems group is the dominant service provider of substation design and engineering services in the Sudbury basin, offering full power studies and designs, as well as construction and commissioning support from 230 kV connections to all utilization points.

Experienced principal engineers, senior technicians, project managers, and electrical designers power our team.

Treating clients as partners, we deliver cost-efficient, leading-edge solutions.

We work with exceptional mining and power clients in northern Ontario, including those in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, and Kirkland Lake. We have also worked across Canada, supporting client goals in Quebec, Yukon, and British Columbia.

Project Delivery

Our Project Delivery team ensures that no matter how large or complex the project, every objective is met.

Clients appreciate our collaborative approach and attention to detail. Working together through open and timely communication, we ensure that all standards, budgets, scopes, and schedules are adhered to.

Our internal quality management systems, processes, and work instructions are focused on supporting client goals.

Structural and Mechanical

BESTECH’s structural and mechanical engineering professionals are known for innovative, practical, and collaborative design solutions.

Clients engage with our engineers and designers because they offer extensive experience in mining and industrial applications.

Our structural engineering expertise includes headframe review and repair, underground dams, dewatering containment structures, and special projects.

Our mechanical engineering group has exceptional expertise in material handling systems, pumping and piping, crushers, conveyors, dust collection, and beyond.

BESTECH is proud to serve clients around the world. Our skills and expertise are in demand by global mining clients.

Technical Expertise Centre

BESTECH’s Technical Expertise Centre (TEC) is a group of principal engineers and subject-matter experts who excel working with clients and teams on the most complex and challenging projects.

This group ensures outstanding results through innovative engineering design, supply solutions, and field services. TEC provides oversight and mentorship to BESTECH’s entire team, guiding projects and new initiatives to ensure designs, plans, schedules, and implementations are completed to the highest quality.


A project is a relationship

We believe that a project is a relationship. We act as a part of your team by not only delivering projects on time, on spec, and on budget, but by offering you expert advice and choice along the way to ensure the best final result.



Community is at our core

Partnering with our community is at the core of who we are at BESTECH. For more than 20 years, we have proudly engaged with and supported meaningful causes, projects, foundations, and initiatives.



A culture of partnership

We build a culture of partnership from the ground up. We believe that offering the best possible service comes from within. We focus on communication, team building, charitable giving, and having fun along the way.