Our Staff

Mr. Barry F. Tessler, P. Eng., President, is a consulting engineer in the province of Ontario. Mr. Tessler graduated from the University of Toronto in 1975 in the field of mechanical engineering. He has also attended several courses at RCI ( Roofing Consultant Institute), RIE (Roofing Institute of Education), OIRCA and other organizations. He is currently a member of RCI, PEO, OBEC, NRCA and the MEA. Mr. Tessler has been a certified thermographer for fifteen years and is one of the oldest active thermographers in Canada.

He has extensive experience in the field of infrared thermography having performed over 90 million sq. ft. of roof surveys, 1700 electrical surveys and inspection of more than 150,000 km of overhead transmission lines. Mr. Tessler is the founder and principal of Thermaco Engineering. Previous to developing Thermaco he acted as a project manager in the thermal division at CIL Inc. and was also a field engineer at Combustion Engineering and Babcock Wilcox. His background in thermal dynamics has assisted him to develop one of the most accurate thermal testing services for process refinery heaters, electrical inspections and the evaluation of thermal performance of buildings in Canada.

Mr. Tessler has extensive experience in the design and construction inspection of all types of roofing projects from flat roofing, metal roofs to shingles. He has been involved in the design of more than 650 construction projects ranging in value from $ 10,000 up to $ 1.5 million. His goal is to bring honesty, integrity and high quality service to all clients.

Mr. Tessler has promoted both training and education of student engineers for more than thirty years. He has personally trained, over summer and work terms, more than 50 new engineers.

Mr. Haycam Salameh is a structural civil engineer and graduate of the University of Damascus, 1982. Mr. Salameh previous to coming to Canada was involved in project management and providing site supervision for the construction of commercial and institutional buildings in Syria with construction values of more than $ 10 million. Mr. Salameh provides Thermaco with construction management and inspection services for all of its clients. Mr. Salameh is also responsible for the inspection and layout of fall arrest anchor systems.

Mr. Salameh has over twenty five years experience in the inspection and design of flat roofing systems. He has attended several courses by RCI and is presently studying to become a professional engineer in Ontario. He also assists in the preparation of technical specifications and drawings. Mr. Salameh has been involved in the inspection of more than 76 million sq. ft. of roofing.

Mr. Dali Chen, P.Eng., Manager of Inspection has over fifteen years experience in the design and inspection of all types of roofing projects. Mr. Chen has been with Thermaco for over fifteen years providing on site high quality roof inspection during construction and project management. Dali has managed the replacements of over ten million sq. ft of roofing projects including apartment buildings, commercial buildings, condominium townhouse complexes, industrial building.

Dali has designed roof replacements for over thirty five schools for the Toronto Catholic District School Board, Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir and several other boards. Dali is a registered roof observer and a certified home inspector as well as holds a master degree in civil engineering from Ryerson University.