The Staff


Head Office:

 199 Ebbs Bay Dr.
 Carleton Place, ON K7C 4K8

 T:  613-257-9277
 F:  1-888-377-KRMC (5762)



KRMCs' team consists of professional engineers, industrial hygienists, laser and radiation safety specialists, and fire safety specialists who provide expert consulting services and practical safety solutions.


The founding partners include:


Liz Krivonosov, BASc (Chem Eng), DIH, PEng, CIH, ROH


Liz is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario and in British Columbia, a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Registered Occupational Hygienist.   Prior to forming her own company, Liz was the Radiation/Biological/Chemical Safety Officer at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada where she developed and implemented several hazardous materials programs for biosafety, radiation safety, laser and x-ray safety.  Liz also worked at the University of Toronto for almost 20 years  where she developed the successful radioactive delay and decay program and the extensive hazardous chemical waste management programs. She was also team leader for their chemical spill response team and has experience in hundreds of emergency spill cleanups.  She has been an advisor and course instructor to the Toronto Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team.

In 2008, Liz launched her own hazardous materials risk management company offering specialized technical consulting services to academic and health care institutions,museums, government bodies and industry.


John Kenny, BSc (Honours)                                                                                               
Director HazMat Operations


Since 1989, John has been a professional fire fighter. He is a Captain and a NFPA 472 Certified HazMat Technician. John has responded to thousands of emergency and hazmat calls including leaks, spills, clandestine labs, and multiple casualty incidents. He has received several awards for rescue operations. 

John obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours:  Biochemistry/Astronomy) from the University of Toronto.  He was employed for ten years at the Royal Ontario Museum with the McLaughlin Planetarium as Senior Producer, writing and producing astronomy programs; developing musuem exhibits; media relations; and supervising production staff.


KRMC team of specialists include:


Mireille Cartier, Ph.D. (Biochemistry)

Biosafety Specialist


Mireille is the Biosafety Specialist at KRMC. Her specialties are biosafety and biosecurity risk assessments. Mireille was a member of the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines (CBSG) Expert Working Group which provided recommendations for the CBSG published in 2013 as well as a member of the Ad hoc Expert Group for HIV and HTLV which was consulted for the new Biosafety Directive for HIV and HLTV-1.  Prior to joining KRMC Inc., Mireille was the Biosafety Officer for Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) where she established and managed the biosafety program including a CL3 laboratory. In addition, as a Senior Scientist at the same research center, she developed the bioinformatics program in the virology area.

Dr. Cartier received her Ph.D. (Biochemistry) from McGill University and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui.   She is a member of Canadian Association of Biological Safety.   Mireille is based in Montréal.


Joe Cortese, BSc (Physics), CRPA(R)

Radiation Safety Specialist

In addition to being the Radiation Safety Specialist at KRMC, Joe is also the Radiation Safety Officer and instructor at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology).   He is a highly sought after radiation safety educator and has successfully developed and implemented a series of RSO training courses with outstanding feedback.  Prior to his time at BCIT Joe worked in the Medical  Physics department of the BC Cancer Agency in assisting in Radiation Safety duties and implementing the quality control programs for Varian and Elekta Linear Accelerators.

Joe received his BSc. (in Physics) from the University of British Columbia. He also earned his CRPA (R) designation as a Registered Radiation Safety Professional from the Canadian Radiation Protection Association.


Stephen T. Marszalek

Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Consultant

Steve is one of Canada's leading experts in Fire Code compliance and life safety planning.  He is a Professor for Fire Safety Systems at Algonquin College.  Steve has over 15 years professional experience in commercial, industrial and health care sectors. Steve is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and is based in the Ottawa area.


Jodi Ploquin, BSc (Honours), MSc (Physics and Astronomy), CLSO

Medical Health Physicist and Certified Laser Safety Officer

Jodi specializes in medical, academic and commercial applications in laser safety.  She is a Certified Laser Safety Officer with the Board of Laser Safety, one of only a handful of LSOs to earn such a  designation in Canada. Jodi has previously worked at the Alberta Cancer Board in Calgary as a Radiation Safety and Laser Officer, the Ottawa Hospital as a Medical Physicist and Laser Safety Officer and advocates for patient safety. She is a frequent speaker at radiation safety conferences and authored several chapters in the popular CLSO’s Best Practices in Laser Safety book. Jodi received her BSc (Honours) in Medical and Health Physics from McMaster University and her MSc from the University of Calgary.  Jodi is happily based in Calgary.