Richard Zondag

Name Richard Zondag
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Honours) – Architecture - Project and Facility Management
Academic and Professional Designations
  • Master's degree, Business Administration
  • Bachelor's degree, Business Administration
  • Bachelor's degree, Mechanical Engineering
  • Certificate SHV Lead Program, Nyenrode University
  • Certificate SHV A-Program, IMD Business school
  • Certificate People (performance) Management Lead Assessor ISO9001
Courses Taught
  • ARCH74120 - Risk Management
  • MGMT8200 - Leadership in project management
  • CONS8210 - Construction Jobsite management
  • CONS8050 - Construction Quality Management
  • CONS8230 - Lean Construction Management
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • International project management
  • Operations
  • Asset management
  • Contract Management
  • Heavy industrial construction
  • International project logistics
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • Vice President Operations, Surespan Wind Energy Services
  • Vice President Operations, Mammoet USA & South America
  • Project Director, Long Harbour Nickel Processing plant
  • Vice President Operations, Mammoet Canada Eastern
  • General Manager, Royal Wagenborg Integrated Logistics
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

Conference presentations:

  • Dry dock conference
  • Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association
Additional InformationRichard is a passionate senior professional with over 20 years' experience in the heavy construction industry of which 12 years of business leadership experience and P&L responsibility in Europe, Canada and the US. Extensive experience in managing complex multi-million-dollar contracts in the Petrochemical, Off-shore, Power and Civil industry. Experience covers a rich mix of strategy development and implementation, project management, risk management, operations management, finance and operational and cultural turnarounds. An exceptional people manager and resourceful problem solver who inspires and motivates teams to optimize efficiency, move business ahead and achieve outstanding results. Professor in the post graduate program Construction management and the degree program Architectural Facility and Project Management at Conestoga College in Waterloo and Cambridge.