New Canada East Leadership Announced

Integral Group is pleased to announce that Rachel Liberman has been promoted to Managing Principal, Toronto and Kenny Smith has been promoted to Senior Principal, Business Development – Canada East.  Mike Godawa also continues in his role as Senior Principal, Director of Engineering Services – Canada East.

Using a triumvirate leadership model, Rachel, Kenny, and Mike will lead the Toronto practice as a team, each focusing respectively on people and operations, business growth and development, and technical excellence and project delivery.  This balanced approach enables the team for more growth in the Ontario market, enhanced client outreach and service, and continued development of staff talent.

Read more below about the individual contributions and accomplishments of each of these Toronto leaders:


Rachel Lieberman

About Rachel

Rachel’s promotion to Managing Principal recognizes her success as a leader. From embedding herself in Integral Group initiatives such as the peer-to-peer Fresh Voices program to her engagement as a board member with the local chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, Rachel has consistently shown leadership with her involvement internally and externally in her community.

Since joining the firm in 2012, Rachel quickly distinguished herself in the field of building performance and optimization, delivering building commissioning services for projects of all sizes and complexity, culminating her appointment to co-lead of the Toronto performance engineering team. Rachel most recently served as project manager for one of Integral Group’s large clients, leading a multi-disciplinary, multi-office team. In her new role, Rachel will apply her client-centered delivery methods, discover new opportunities for team growth, and enhance client experience for the Toronto practice.

Notable Projects

  • LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment
  • 2015 Pan Am Games – Multiple Venues
  • IKEA Canada – Multiple Locations

Professional Designations & Memberships

  • Certified Technician (C.Tech) | Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
  • Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) | Association of Energy Engineers
  • Toronto Affiliate Member & Former Board Member | Society of Women Engineers

Get in touch with Rachel here.

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About Kenny

Kenny’s promotion to Senior Principal, Business Development for the Toronto Design Studio is a natural progression in his career as a community-focused business leader. Over the last 16 years, Kenny has also been instrumental in providing leading-edge, cost-effective design on a global scale. Kenny’s new responsibilities will include expanding Integral’s presence and outreach in the Ontario market with a specific focus on engineering, commissioning and consulting services.

Notable Projects

  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Ottawa, ON
  • First Nations Technical Institute, Tyendinaga, ON
  • 939 Eglington Avenue, Toronto, ON

Professional Designations & Memberships

  • Chartered Engineer | Engineering Council UK (ECUK) and CIBSE, UK
  • Professional Engineer | Professional Engineers Ontario
  • LEED® Accredited Professional | Canada Green Building Council
  • Member | Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
  • Member | American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Get in touch with Kenny here.

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About Mike

With a career spanning 30 years, Mike continues to lead as Senior Principal as a recognized industry expert in the field of high-performance design, both within the Toronto market and abroad. Mike’s innovation and dedication have been recognized with several project awards such as the 2019 Award of Excellence, Canadian Architect, University of Guelph Honeybee Research Centre, 2014 Award of Merit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Phase 1B, and 2013 Urban Design Award, Evergreen Brick Works. Mike will lead Integral’s development of technical excellence in the Eastern Canada region.

Notable Projects

  • George Brown College – The Arbour Project-LEED Gold and Net Zero Carbon, Toronto, ON
  • TRCA New Headquarters, LEED Platinum and Net Zero Carbon, Toronto, ON
  • University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Passive House Student Residence, Toronto, ON

Professional Designations & Memberships 

  • Professional Engineer | Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Association of Professional Engineers (Prince Edward Island + Nova Scotia)
  • Associations of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (Alberta, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba)
  • Member | Sustainable Labs Canada (SLCan)
  • Member | American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Get in touch with Mike here.