Ed Kalvins »


Ed is a Management professional with extensive of hands-on Manufacturing and Engineering Management experience, providing employers, clients and partners with an enthusiastic and systematic approach to operations, and an in-depth understanding of technical issues and business environments. Specializes in industries where compliance and regulation are an issue.

Assisting in project development in Eastern Europe and managing SHREWS Ltd office in Riga.

Technical Partners International Inc., Canada/Latvia


(1995 – Current)

Totally responsible for the management of a consulting office providing project management and engineering services to manufacturers in Latvia, many within the food and pharmaceutical sectors or construction related services to developers.

Significant accomplishments:

  • Developed and offers the PM-PROformance™ System, a project management system for small to mid-sized operations, which provides basic project management skills.
  • Wrote feasibility studies and business plans for manufacturing and development projects.
  • Completed expert reviews for investment projects.


Significant projects:

  • Laima: Consolidation of three manufacturing plants (confectionery, chocolate manufacturing, biscuit) into a new plant. Responsibilities – process design, line layouts, logistics, etc.
  • First Malpils Power: Project manager for an energy from waste cogeneration plant project, responsible for plant design/project implementation for 10 plants. Project value: €160 million.
  • Jeld-Wen: Provided technical support for $ 80 million USD door and window plant.
  • MedPro Pharmaceuticals: Equipment installation and procurement.
  • Concept design for wastewater treatment facilities
  • Valmieras Alus: Engineering services, user requirement specifications, design of brewery.
  • Milda: Engineering Services and user requirements specifications for ketchup processing plant
  • Pure Food: Business plan, engineering services, user requirement specifications for new jam manufacturing plant.
  • Gravendale: Project Manager for new meat processing plant.


Trillium Technology Group Inc., Canada


(2010 – 2012)

As Director of Engineering, supports client initiatives in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries with project and procurement assignments, and with the validation/qualification of facilities, equipment and processes to meet Health Canada and FDA requirements.

Typical assignments included clean-room design, new injections facility design, new pharmaceutical facility design, facility qualification documentation preparation, validation and qualification of new R&D facility, HVAC, dust collection, compressed air system qualification. Clients included Prollenium (Aurora, Ontario), PurGenesis (Montmagny, PQ), Tanta Pharmaceuticals (Whitby, Ontario), Crystal Claire (Toronto, Ontario), Arbonne (Mississauga, Calgary) and Stirling Drug (Sydney, Nova Scotia).