Simmtech Process Engineering Ltd.


Background and Qualifications

Simmtech Process Engineering Ltd. services the food, beverage, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries. While we may be new on the scene, we have close to 100 years of cumulative experience in the industry. We are registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario and are authorised to engage in the business of providing services that fall within the practice of Professional Engineering.

Simmtech is a partnership between Iain Gilmour, Mark R. Todd, Stefan Hoalga, and Michael Nimalan.

Iain Gilmour, President, brings over 25 years of experience to the company. His working background with Alfa Laval, Tetra Pak, and Inland Machinery has provided him with a wealth of experience in major capital projects and spare parts. During his time with those companies, he spearheaded the design and building of some of the most prominent processes built in Canada in the last decade.

Mark R. Todd, Director of Sales, is second generation in the food and beverage industry and it could be argued that he has a lifetime of experience and connections in those industries. Mark draws on his years of experience and customer contacts selling major projects for companies such as APV and Inland Machinery.

Stefan Hoalga, Director of Engineering, brings years of experience in the liquid food industry. Stefan is originally from Romania, where he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He managed installations of large breweries in Romania, Belize, and Germany before immigrating to Canada and working for Inland. There he honed his skills, designing, building, and automating some of the largest turnkey projects built in Canada in the last 20 years. His experience has made Stefan one of the most talented process automation experts in North America. With his vast mechanical and process knowledge, and strong programming skills, Stefan is an invaluable asset.

Michael Nimalan, Chief Financial Officer, brings years of business experience to theSimmtech team. Originally from Sri Lanka, Michael has lived and worked in England, the United States, and Canada. Michael is a Certified Accountant, and he also has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Michael’s business acumen and engineering background are essential to ensuring that Simmtech remains a well-run and efficiently managed company for years to come.

We have deepened our ranks over the last few years, and now the team is comprised of ten people in total. The six additions to our team bring even more experience and capability than we have ever had:

Steve Basille: Aseptic filling machine expert and automation tech.

Wayne Chiasson: Installation and Service Manager with over 30 years of installation experience.

Les Cracknell: Salesman with 30 years' experience.

Matt Hudspeth: Field service technician with a background in energy management.

Stan Lum:  Automation Specialist

Trevor Tyndall:  Engineer with extensive background in field installations and over 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry.

Further, we have forged alliances and partnerships with several prominent trades companies here in Canada, the United States, and elsewhere that are our 'go-to' for installation.

These companies are:

ABB: Simmtech is privileged to be a distributor for this renowned instrumentation company

Advanced Process Solutions: An Indiana-based company with extensive experience in the low acid aseptic world. They are a manufacturer of coil-type heat exchangers

Alfa Laval: Simmtech is a 'Channel Partner' and Distributor for all Alfa Laval Products

Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Automation: As a recognised Systems Integrator, Simmtech has access to factory support for all Allen-Bradley hardware and Rockwell software

GEA Tuchenhagen: Regular and aseptic single-seal and mix-proof valves

Valley Mechanical: Plumbing, Steam Fitting, Gas Fitting, Air, Water, Boilers, and Drains

Highland Equipment Ltd.:
A highly regarded welding and fabrication company that builds and installs the majority of our stainless steel tanks and systems

Liqui-Box: Manufacturer and supplier of filling machines for bulk liquid flexible packaging. Simmtech is proud to be the Northeastern Sales and Service representative for packaging material and equipment sales

Paul Mueller Company: Manufacturer of sanitary tanks.

Simmtech also works with local companies in the United States and Canada and has developed working relationships in both countries with installers, millwrights, electricians, and general contractors.

The following are companies with whom we have worked:

Arla Foods, Concord

Arla Foods, Atwood

E.D. Smith, Winona

Gay Lea Foods

Kingsmill Foods


Protenergy Foods Corp.

Rubicon Exotic Juices Drinks

Saputo Foods

Select Foods Products

Sensient Flavors and Fragrances 

Shelmac Brand Products, Inc.

Skjodt Barrett

Supreme Egg Products, Inc.

Woolwich Dairy

Simmtech is well known throughout the industry for design, installation, and service of low acid aseptic processes. Our current clients are as follows:

Saputo, Georgetown

Natrel, Don Mills

Gay Lea Foods, Longlife Division, Guelph

Protenergy Foods, Maryland and Markham Ont.

Lassonde Beverages

Parmalat Head Office

Supreme Egg, Toronto