2018 NOBA Judges


Liana Frenette

Liana Frenette, CEO
TBT Engineering Limited

Liana Frenette is the CEO of TBT Engineering Limited, a consulting engineering company, with its head office located in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The company employs up to 200 full time and seasonal professional and technical employees throughout Ontario.  Liana has been actively involved for 25 years in all aspects of business and has received several technical certifications as well as designed many internal policies, processes and training programs.  Liana remains committed to Northern Ontario and truly believes the experts and skills exist and can come from the North. Liana and her teams are strong community supporters and local communities’ benefit through direct support as well as economic development, employment and training opportunities.

David Rector

David Rector

David Rector attended George Brown College in Toronto for marketing and business administration, graduated from the Aviation Machinist program at Sault College and APR Welding Academy in Sault Ste. Marie.  Since then Dave has worked through the ranks at the 85-year-old family business.  Dave has been manager of business development at Rector Machine Works and is now President and Co-Owner of the family business with his brother Mark and sister Michelle.

Paul Reid

Paul Reid

Paul Reid is a business development officer with the City of Greater Sudbury. His community involvement includes being the past-president of the Sudbury and District Chamber of Commerce (1979-1981). He was also the chair of the Laurentian Hospital Foundation (1992-1993). He is currently the chair of the Nickel Basin Development Corporation.

Mark Tulloch

Mark Tulloch, CEO
TULLOCH Engineering

Mark Tulloch is the Chief Executive Officer of TULLOCH Engineering, a progressive consulting firm providing integrated planning, surveying, engineering and environmental services throughout Canada.  He is an Ontario Land Surveyor and Professional Engineer. 

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in project management and corporate oversight.  He is well versed in contract negotiation, staff recruitment, preparing teaming arrangements, Joint Ventures, and business development.

He has played an active role in mining construction, energy generation and distribution, the transportation industry, and municipal infrastructure development across northern Ontario.

Married with three children, Mark is actively involved in the community and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Faith Baptist Church.


Union Gas Essay Scholarship Judge


Richard Eberhardt

Richard Eberhardt