Leadership Team

As an employee-owned company, we provide a work environment where collaboration is easy, people are friendly and engaged, and our projects are delivered as one team.

Aubrey Palmeter

P.Eng., MBA | President and CEO

Hugh Reid

P.Eng. | Senior VP

William Morris


Jaye Mahuex

Director, People and Operations

Ben Ferguson

P.Eng. | VP, Business Development

Jim Marriott

MRAIC | VP, Architecture

Jennifer MacDonald

P.Eng., PMP | VP, Structural Engineering

Mark Warren

P.Eng. | VP, Offshore Services

Nick Tobin

P.Eng. | VP, Mechanical Engineering

Chris Russell

P.Eng. | Energy Engineering Manager

Charline Cormier

CET | Sustainability Manager

Brent MacDonald

P.Eng. | VP Electrical Engineering

Advisory Board

EastPoint's Advisory Board brings together the right people to find innovative solutions to complex challenges.

Janet MacMillan

Janet has devoted much of her professional and board governance career to guiding and supporting organizations and their leaders toward growth and breakthrough moments. She is a founding partner of NATIONAL Public Relations (Atlantic)

Ernie Porter

Growing up outside New Glasgow, Ernie was always building something – a raft or go cart, a boat or a fort. His first part-time job at 12 years old was helping his father build new cabins at the local community summer camp. Ernie’s been building Nova Scotia ever since.

Ray Ritcey

For over 30 years, Ray Ritcey has put his energy into Nova Scotia. As a pioneer in the natural gas sector he helped change the face of energy in our province. He’s made many lifelong friendships along the way, a testament to his character as well as how seriously he takes his commitments.

Phil Knoll

Phil Knoll’s career has spanned 30 years in the energy sector, leading organizations both in the Maritimes and in Western Canada like Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline and Corridor Resources.

Jim Cowan

Jim brings big picture thinking back home. Vibrant, growing communities include many voices. Senator Jim Cowan has spent the last decade serving Canadians in the Senate, working to build consensus.

Rick Splonick

Rick spent 20 years with Black & MacDonald where he acted as Divisional Manager of Special Projects and Regional Manager of Business Development. He moved on to Business Development Lead at G. J. Cahill & Company, where he works to build their business in the Atlantic region.

Jim Hanlon

Jim knows what it means to be invested in the ocean. And our region. As the former CEO of the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE), his leadership is growing our impact and visibility around the world.

Jamie Wright

Jamie is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and attended the Dalhousie School of Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School for Design. He is a former president of the Ontario Association of Architects, where he received the Order of da Vinci award for his significant contribution and leadership to the profession.