About Induspec

About Induspec

We are a solution-based, hands-on company.

What does that mean to you? We don’t just help you identify, analyze and record your problems, leaving you with a document to gather dust. We work with you until a solution to your challenges has been implemented, and you have the tools to move forward.

Induspec Team

Our “boots on the ground” approach, combined with our depth of engineering and operational experience make us a valuable partner in achieving your business and organizational objectives.

We’ll explore the challenges you’re faced with thoroughly, to discover the solutions and potentials for increased savings and profitability. And our solutions are based on experience, creativity and common sense – We don’t leave until the job is done right.

From Our Clients

Induspec has allowed us to have local accessible expertise in energy management consulting. They are a great asset for the community.- Michael Geauvreau, Energy Management Advisor • North Bay Hydro
The team at Induspec is very personable, taking off the edge when consulting. They have proven themselves in many situations in our plant, in safety, and mechanical engineering with a good perception to solving what we want.- Jim Bellaire, Maintenance / Purchasing • Columbia Forest Products
Induspec has become an integral part of our operation. They have been able to provide us with new, innovative, engineered solutions for many of our complicated lifting requirements. They have been involved in numerous projects from building expansions to equipment purchases, like our new Autoclave. With Induspec as part of our team, we are able to provide engineered solutions for both internal and external needs in a very timely manner.- Lorne McDonald, Production Manager • Metso Minerals Canada

Thorsten Brost, P. Eng.

At a young age, Thorsten was always inquisitive. By the time he was 10 years old, he was helping in his father’s welding shop, and later in his teens working on residential construction jobs – Taking any shop class available in school made engineering a natural fit for him.

Thorsten graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and didn’t waste time getting started on his life-long journey of learning. After some summer terms in the oil and gas business, Thorsten’s began working in a pulp and paper mill in Kenora, Ontario. While schooling is important, he quickly realized that real lessons were taught in the field.

Thorsten continued his career in the pulp and paper sector, moving to different mills in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec; even working south-of-the-border in Florida and Georgia. Although he moved up in responsibility, culminating as a mill manager for a start-up specialty pulp mill, he always loved being on the plant floor – Working with real people, solving real problems.

After 20 years, he left the pulp and paper sector to found Induspec, which has always proven to be a “boots on the ground” engineering firm that works with real people to provide solutions to real problems.

Dave Smits, P. Eng.

Dave was raised on his family’s dairy farm West of North Bay, ON, and this setting developed the need to understand how things worked as problem solving was a fact of everyday life. He has always had a keen interest in all things mechanical and took as many shop classes as possible throughout his time in highschool.

Dave graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Over his 30-year career, he has had the good fortune of working in a number of different industries in a variety of progressively more senior positions. These positions also provided an excellent opportunity for hands-on, life-long learning, which Dave knows is very important.

For the last 15 years, Dave has been responsible for the maintenance, renovation, construction and operation of several large healthcare-related buildings and is a member of CSA Z-8000 committee for the design of Canadian healthcare facilities. Prior to facilities management, Dave had a career in utilities management, which included natural gas distribution and electricity generation.

As a seasoned professional, he not only understands how buildings are designed and constructed, but knows exactly how they should work once operating. Dave has accumulated extensive experience in project management in a number of sectors, and has a passion for energy management and conservation, as this type of work plays an important role on greenhouse gas reductions.

Randy Franz, P. Eng.

While growing up in northern Ontario Randy was always curious about how things worked.  He could often be found tinkering or taking things apart just so that he could put them back together again .  He has always had a desire for learning from a practical point of view that continues through to this day.

Randy graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Materials Engineering.  Throughout his career he has held positions in both manufacturing and consulting, much of it centred around mining.  He has worked in northern Ontario for his entire career.

He has considerable experience and knowledge in many areas of manufacturing, from fabrication to assembly to process control.  Randy  has developed, implemented and maintained Quality Management Systems based on the ISO 9000 Standard.  In consulting, he has experience working on multi-discipline teams on large scale EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) projects.

With 25 years of working experience under his belt, Randy understands what clients want and need to make their project successful.  He is always looking to provide insightful and creative solutions that offer the best value for his client.