What our clients are saying about us

As you can see from our service offerings, we work on a wide range of projects.  Here are a few examples of challenges we have helped our clients overcome.  For more examples and references please contact us.

Case Study 1 – Commercial Consulting

When We Started:

  • Key members of the management team burnt out
  • No succession plan in place
  • Large infrastructure expansion needed to be supported by sales growth
  • Single supplier for key raw material

What We Did:

  1. Evaluated all staff for career goals & current performance
  2. Role restructuring for some, recruitment program for others
  3. Implemented new sales channels
  4. Implemented procurement tendering strategy
  5. Implemented Preventative Maintenance program
  6. Encouraged team work through weekly & monthly meetings
  7. Developed business plan with clear future growth targets


  • Sales growth of 40%
  • Procurement strategy led to $400k of annual savings
  • New management structure and new hires brought new energy to the team
  • Clear business plan with team buy in

Case Study 2: Commercial Consulting

 When We Started:

  • Start up business, oil and gas industry
  • No marketing plan for sales to large oil majors
  • Quality assurance procedures not yet in place
  • Inexperienced team
  • Logistics plan not established
  • No strategy for regulatory reporting

What We did:

  1. Implemented logistics solutions, negotiated contract with logistics services providers
  2. Assisted in developing clear quality assurance process and procedures
  3. Negotiated customer contracts with split portfolio to ensure offtake
  4. Implemented government reporting matrix to ensure timely and accurate filing


  • Sales contracts implemented in the order of $20m per annum
  • Quality assurance process in place
  • Long term logistics service provider partnership agreement in place

Case Study 3: Managing Energy Costs

 When We Started:

  • Large diverse farming operation with processing facilities
  • Looking at ways of generating own power
  • Looking to reduce energy costs

What We did:

  1. Prepared business case for natural gas generation
  2. Identified approx. $50,000 of energy contract savings 
  3. Simplified & consolidated power contracts
  4. Identified energy efficiency grants for upgrades

Case Study 4: Technical Consulting

When We Started:

  • Petrochemical industry, $5m process unit idled because emissions targets could not be met
  • Needed to add emission abatement technology

What We did:

  1. Bench tested new technology
  2. Process modelling of bench test data
  3. Field level trials
  4. Process changes to improve performance


  • Process unit is back in full production
  • Technology is further enhanced for future new builds
  • PFDs prepared for future projects

“The AGGA board along with Red Hat CO-OP and many contributors hired Anna De Paoli to take lead of the lobbying efforts. The NDP government has listened and granted Alberta Greenhouse Owners a rebate of up to 80% on the Carbon Levy… We could not have won this fight without Anna.”

Debbie Foisy
President of the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association

“I have worked with Sergio since 2010 and have been constantly impressed with his ability to apply engineering principles to the real world. Sergio has been instrumental in developing process simulations of our various technologies and we rely on these heavily. The process simulations developed through his work in the office has been backed up by actual testing in the field, which allows us to place a high level of trust in the work he does. I have always enjoyed working and travelling with Sergio, and I highly recommend his work.”

Casey Metheral
Technical Manager – Sandvik Process Systems

Anna has an extraordinary talent for recognising client needs and identifying solutions to meet/exceed client expectations. A strategic thinker with a balanced focus in the details with any client projects. I look forward to working with Anna in the coming years!

Jay Uthman Manoharan
Managing Partner – N. America, Energy Associates International

“Her professionalism, attention to customer needs and her great team working skills mean that Victoria‘s hard work results in creative solutions which deliver results that customers appreciate.”

Joanne Bjarnason
VP – Global Marketing

ApegaDe Paoli & Associates holds a Permit to Practise with Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

For additional references please see our team member’s profiles on LinkedIn.

  •   Anna De Paoli
  •   Victoria Bennett
  •    Sheila Carruthers