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Shamel Elnomany, BEng '06

Mechanical Engineering | Engineering solutions around the world

It was a sweet gig to help Mars Inc. purchase and install new steam and hot-water boiler systems for one of the world’s largest Twix chocolate bar factories.

And it was a bright day when Egypt’s first solar-powered surface pumping irrigation system began operating.

The two projects are among Shamel Elnomany’s career highlights as Engineering Consultant with consulting firm CATEC.

“I basically support our customers in selecting the right equipment they need in their factories, especially industrial boiler systems,” the 2006 Mechanical Engineering grad says modestly.

Responsible for providing consulting services to industrial customers across Europe and the Middle East, Elnomany finds engineering solutions, products and services for various industries including food, pharmaceutical, oil and gas and others.

After graduation, he launched his career as a mechanical requisition engineer with multinational engineering and design firm SHAW Group (Stone & Webster) in Toronto.

“Amongst a large engineering team in our Toronto office, I was selected to work on the engineering of an international mega project in Saudi Arabia, which was the largest high-density polyethylene plant in the world,” he says.

An Arabic speaker, Elnomany was given the task of communicating directly with the customer and the project’s consulting company. He says that experience offered him quick preparation for a high-level role in the engineering consulting world.

In his spare time, Elnomany plays soccer, basketball and chess, and spends time with his wife and four-year-old son.

“I like to attend economic and engineering-related conferences and seminars worldwide to expand my knowledge, and I also love travelling to gain more knowledge, meet people, learn other cultures and try different cuisines,” he says.