Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors have a diverse set of business talents. They have a fiduciary duty and the authority to govern on finance, strategy, and risk. They set the tone for Deep Foundations’ Culture of Safety, Innovation and Long-term Relationships.


Stuart Angus – Chairman and Independent Director   

Stuart was in the engineering and construction business for 28 years, with 25 of those as CEO, most notably with Proctor and Redfern, as well as Earth Tech (now AECOM).  Following that he spent 10 years in the Venture Capital space as a partner with Mclean Watson. 

Paul Ostrander – Independent Director

Paul has been involved with the construction industry for over 35 years and was the President and CEO of Holcim (Canada) Inc.  He is a Civil Engineer and MBA holder.  He began his career at Holcim’s Dufferin Construction division.  Paul was a founding partner of CHIC, the company that designed and built Highway 407.

Robert S. Assal – Independent Director

Robert is the Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Human Resources at Toshiba of Canada.  Prior to joining Toshiba 16 years ago, Robert held various positions at IBM, KPMG, and Deloitte.  He is an Accounting graduate from the University of Central Florida and is a Canadian C.A./C.P.A as well as a US C.P.A.  He also specializes in Canadian Taxes and is a member of the Tax Executive Institute, and The Financial Executives International Association. 

Martin Kent - Independent Director

Martin is a Chartered Accountant and also has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
He has construction experience in environmental contracting and waste management, as well as significant private equity and investment banking experience. Martin is currently a Senior Vice President with Kensington Capital Partners, a Toronto-based asset management company with $1.2 billion of assets under management.

Bill Starke

Bill is the CEO of Deep.  He joined Deep in 1986 after graduating from Civil Engineering.  He worked his way up through the ranks spending 10 years in operations and was named President and CEO in 2004.  Bill has a Master of Engineering degree and is a Certified Corporate Director.

Mauro Scanga

Mauro is the President of Deep. He joined the company in 1994. During his career, he has held positions of VP of Sales and Project Management, Safety Manager, Chief Estimator and Site Supervisor.  Mauro has a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering Degree and holds an Ontario Professional Engineer’s License. 

Ron Vermey

Ron is the Vice President responsible for Major Projects and Contracts at Deep.  Previously, he was the President and CEO of Quantec Geoscience and prior to that he was the General Manager and Director of Design Build at Earth Tech.  He is a professional engineer and joined Deep in 2013 on a full-time basis after serving 8 years on the Board as an independent director and then as Chairman.

Michael Cianchetti

Mike is Vice President of Operations at Deep.  He joined the company in 1997.  He has worked in all areas of the company, working his way from field engineer to supervisor, from equipment manager to operations manager.  Mike just completed 2 terms as the President of the Ontario Association of Foundation Specialists and has represented the company during the last 4 rounds of Union negotiations over the last 10 years.

Dave Miller

Dave is a Senior Supervisor at Deep.  He joined the company full-time in 1985.  He has served in a number of roles including Estimator, Project Manager and General Superintendent.  Since 2011, he has supervised many of our transit infrastructure projects.