About Us

Executive Team

From the start of the company in the 1940s, CANA’s strong leadership under the Simpson family has led to continued success.

Luke Simpson

President

Luke Simpson

President

Having learned about the construction industry from an early age, Luke became president of the CANA Group of Companies in 2018. He is focused on growing the business and maintaining its reputation as a contractor of choice in Calgary. Luke is the third generation of the Simpson family to lead CANA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

“The foundation to a successful construction project is to build a strong relationship with our client based on trust and integrity. The majority of our work comes from repeat clients who understand the value CANA brings to the table and know that we are on their team and look out for their best interests all the time. ”

Fabrizio Carinelli

President, CANA Construction

Fabrizio Carinelli

President, CANA Construction

Fabrizio started his career in 1995 as a CANA employee. He was promoted to President of CANA Construction in 2013. Fabrizio holds his professional engineer (P.Eng.) designation and Gold Seal in project management.

I've watched Calgary grow through many of the projects with CANA, and on all of them, I felt like we were helping build a more inclusive and united community—a place for families and businesses.

Dwayne Dubois

Chief Financial Officer

Dwayne Dubois

Chief Financial Officer

Dwayne joined CANA in 2014. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, he manages our accounting, human resources, and IT departments. He has over 25 years of experience leading financial and management teams at firms including Tervita, ENMAX, and Big Rock Brewery. He holds his CGA and CA designations.

“I call it the CANA family when I talk to anyone about work, because to me that’s what we are.”

Shawn Belecki

Chief Operating Officer

Shawn Belecki

Chief Operating Officer

Shawn joined CANA in 2004 as General Council. He has 22 years of experience in real estate, construction, and development.

“The road ahead for CANA includes countless opportunities, continued growth, and most importantly, continued contribution to the communities in which we build.”

Erin Thorp

Director, Leadership Development

Erin Thorp

Director, Leadership Development

A civil engineer who specializes in people and project leadership, Erin brings unique skills to the CANA team. With 20 years of experience in the commercial, industrial, and energy construction industries, Erin is known for her ability to develop high-performing teams and empathic leaders, which is her focus at CANA. Erin is a P.Eng. and a Certified Associate Coach.

“I believe that the very foundation of building inclusive, diverse teams is to recognize, celebrate, and leverage our differences.”

Jason North

Director, Infrastructure Services, CANA Energy

Jason North

Director, Infrastructure Services, CANA Energy

Having worked in the construction industry since 1998, Jason brings extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully deliver projects of varying size and complexity. Jason currently leads our energy construction group servicing our developer, municipal, institutional, and utility sector clients throughout Alberta and western Canada.


“Building successful teams is a passion of mine. When a team comes together to deliver a project that builds the infrastructure to support and advance our communities, there is nothing better. We build our communities, together.”

Patti Stebbe

Vice President, CANA Renew

Patti Stebbe

Vice President, CANA Renew

It’s not the giant new builds that excite Patti, but rather breathing new life into older, outdated spaces. Patti joined the CANA team in 2018 and established our Renew sector which focuses on tenant improvements and renovations.

“Working in ReNew means that you’re always learning. The work is diverse, with projects ranging from health-care facilities to office towers. With Renew, you’re never bored.”

Stephen Pellegrin

Director, Project Pursuits

Stephen Pellegrin

Director, Project Pursuits

With 20 years of construction industry experience under his belt, Stephen now leads our team of estimators and pre-construction specialists. His aim is to work with his team and our loyal trade network to provide the right price and the best value to our clients. Stephen holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Calgary and is a Gold Seal Certified Project Manager.

"At CANA I've been lucky to have worked on so many great project teams and exciting projects from early concept through to completion. I'm eager to continue the legacy CANA has founded and participate in the continuous development of our city."

Pierre Champness

Director, Field Services

Pierre Champness

Director, Field Services

Having worked as both a project manager and as a superintendent, Pierre has extensive experience in the technical and commercial side of construction delivery.

“While understanding technical details and complex designs have always been a passion of mine, developing collaborative and engaged teams is really the key to a successful project.”

Blaine Zandbelt

Vice President, Operations

Blaine Zandbelt

Vice President, Operations

When it comes to project finances and resourcing, Blaine is the go-to guy. He has been involved in the construction industry for over 22 years and he uses this experience to help our teams navigate logistical challenges in both the preconstruction and construction stages of a project. Blaine is a professional engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary. He holds his Gold Seal Certification in project management.

“I love that the structures we construct become unique pieces of the community that we work in, and become the history of where we live.”

Brian Bailey

Director, Operations

Brian Bailey

Director, Operations

With 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Brian is adept at managing people and projects. From logistically complex multi-phase projects, to smaller renovation jobs, Brian offers a range of experience that benefits CANA’s clients.

"We often get involved in projects early on, which allows us to partner with others and come up with the most effective plan for the job. It also allows us to ensure we are managing the expectations of the project stakeholders."