Top 10 Under 40
Top 10 Under 40: Matthew Aube, Haver & Boecker Niagara
By Andrew Snook
By Andrew Snook
Matthew Aube, an engineering technologist at Haver & Boecker Niagara in St. Catharines, Ont. has been named as a recipient of Rock to Road’s Top 10 Under 40.
Each year, the Top 10 Under 40 list celebrates the future leaders of the roadbuilding and aggregate industries.
Matthew Aube always had a passion for building things. It began with construction projects involving wood, like a backyard deck, and later evolved into working with metal.
“I got more and more into working with metal. I’ve always found it interesting,” he says.
After graduating from Georgian College’s Mechanical Engineering Technologist program, Matthew began searching for a career that would allow him to dive headfirst into his passion for building. This is when he discovered Haver & Boecker Niagara.
“When I applied for a job, they gave me an introduction to the whole business; the product line and all of the industries they serve. I thought it was very interesting,” he says.
Not surprisingly, Matthew’s favourite aspect of his job is being able to work directly on the company’s vibrating screens.
“Some of the machines we work on here are custom-built for specific applications. So, in addition to engineering the machine, you are also taking into account the customer’s full process as you’re designing it,” he says. “The Niagara XL-Class machines are my favourite ones to size and design.”
When it comes to the quality of his work and his dedication to the position, Matthew’s manager says he has gone above and beyond in his role as an engineering technologist, and demonstrates a strong work ethic by the way he is helpful to others, tackles any challenge that may come his way and accepts responsibility for tight deadlines.
“From the beginning of his career at Haver & Boecker Niagara, Matthew has been quick to recognize the extent of varying design engineering tasks,” says Dieter Takev, Haver & Boecker Niagara’s vice-president of engineering and technology and Matthew’s supervisor. “He communicates well with supervisors and other employees, and we can always count on him to get the job done efficiently and effectively.”
Matthew is known to go the extra mile to help customers overcome challenges with their mineral processing operations and has shown a drive to learn new aspects of his position. He finds it rewarding to be a part of a company that is focused on tailoring solutions for customers and watching new concepts come to fruition.
Matthew continues to search for opportunities to enhance efficiency and improve Haver & Boecker Niagara’s products and services. He recently developed a new standard in engineering drawings that allows end-users to see the products in ways they haven’t before, such as how shear rubber mounts are more robust than springs. His efforts have helped the team to streamline the process and improve efficiency while still maintaining high-quality work.
“We are fortunate to have a teammate like Matthew,” says colleague Kristen Randall, “He has been a tremendous asset