Meet Our Experts
Marek Kapuściński Technical Director, NAIMA Canada
Marek Kapuściński has over 20 years experience working with standards and regulatory bodies such as ULC, ETS, CSA, ASTM, NFPA and ISO. He holds a Doctorate in Physics, and was previously a Technology Director in the telecommunications sector. He has been with NAIMA Canada since 2009. He has been active in the development of the National Building and Energy Codes, as well as such voluntary programs as ENERGY STAR®, EnerGuide and R-2000. He is also the Mineral Fiber Working Group Chair on ULC’s S700 Committee, charged with the development of the principal insulation standards used in Canada.
He is trilingual (English, French and Polish).
Brent Belanger Architectural Services Manager, CertainTeed Gypsum & Insulation Canada
Brent Belanger is the Architectural Services Manager for CertainTeed Gypsum & Insulation Canada and has served as a member of the NAIMA Technical Committee since 2009. Brent has over 25 years of experience working for several Building Materials manufacturers in Canada. During this time he has been actively involved in many Industry Associations and Committees.
Brent is a Certified Technical Representative (CTR) with Construction Specifications Canada and a LEED Green Associate.
Michel Robert Senior Territory Manager, CertainTeed Corp.
Michel Robert is a Senior Territory Manager based in Montreal for CertainTeed Corporation. Michel has over 25 years of building science experience with a strong emphasis on mechanical systems and acoustical issues.
Throughout his career, Michel has provided technical solutions to a variety of major architectural and engineering firms all over North America.
Michel is an active member of the Thermal Association of Canada (TIAC) and part of the executive committee of the Montréal Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC).
Abbas Zaidi Process Engineer, Johns Manville
Abbas Zaidi works as Process Engineer at Johns Manville. Throughout his professional career, he has worked on variety of projects, including quality, process, and environmental improvements. He enjoys working on design projects involving new processes, systems and structures. He has worked with several codes and standards, including CAN/ULC, CSA and ISO. He is also an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Scott Miller Director of Sustainability and Product Affairs, Knauf Insulation
Scott Miller is the Director of Sustainability and Product Affairs at Knauf Insulation.
He is responsible for Knauf’s external relations with agencies, key standard-setting organizations and interest groups. His areas of interest include promoting sustainable development, the value of energy efficiency, and the fair and balanced performance of all genres of insulation products.
Scott is past chairman of the Sustainability and Environment Committee of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, as well as serving on the Regulatory Affairs Committee. He is also active with BIFMA (Office Furniture Association), ASHRAE (past Chairman of Chapter 23–Mechanical Insulation–Fundamentals Handbook), the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council, ASTM and others.
A mechanical engineer with more than 30 years of product assessment and testing experience, Scott is particularly interested in elevated temperature performance and sustainability in insulation. His recent work with Knauf includes an emphasis on environmental issues, as the industry works to promote insulation’s role in reducing energy consumption and preserving our natural resources, while maintaining comfortable and healthy indoor environments.
Sal Ciarlo Technical Solutions, Architectural Specifications and Standards Director, Owens Corning Canada
He is responsible for leading the architectural services and technical services departments for Owens Corning Canada and in supporting customers and professionals across Canada. He is also involved in the design, certification, and go to market strategy for innovative products and system solutions for the building materials industry.
A civil engineer with more than 25 years of building science experience, Sal specializes in high performance and net zero building envelope designs, acoustic and fire separation systems and solutions.
Sal is very active on Provincial and National Code committees helping develop energy codes and standards. He is an active member of Construction Specifications Canada, the Ontario and Quebec Building Envelope Council and the Quebec Order of Professional Engineers. Sal has presented educational seminars to architects, engineering professionals and builders across the country, focusing on next generation building envelope solutions and designs, net zero envelopes, air barrier systems, noise control and fire protection.