Richard Gunpat is a highly experienced executive leader and consultant with over 20 years of experience locally and regionally in facility management, engineering, project management, energy management and aviation. Highly proficient and technical strategist with strong work ethic who can work well with high performing work teams who plan and achieve top results.
Mr. Gunpat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies. He also holds prestigious credentials from global organizations as follows:
- International Facility Management Association (IFMA) – FMP, CFM and SFP (under IFMA Foundation/ Eric Teicholz Scholarship)
- Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI) – ProFM under full Scholarship
- International Finance Corporation (IFC) – EDGE Expert
- Project Management Institute (PMI) – PMP
- Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) – LEED AP Building Design and Construction designation under full Scholarship)
- ASHRAE – Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP)
Mr. Gunpat currently serves on the Trinidad and Tobago Chapter of IFMA (TTIFMA) board, as Chapter Secretary to provide needful assistance to realize the Chapter’s Mission and Vision. He is recognized by IFMA as a thought leader having provided leadership and invaluable contributions for the CFM exam, SFP 2022 program and a member of the global advisory group for IFMA CFM Competency Model. In addition, he has been selected to serve on IFMA’s SFP Scholarship Committee for 2023 and now with ESUS Community as a board member. Additionally, he volunteers regularly with GBCI for LEED exam maintenance activities and ASHRAE as a member of Standard Standing Project Committee (SSPC) 300 – Commissioning.
Mr. Gunpat is well educated and trained in capital budgeting, capital asset testing, project management, contract documentation, technical evaluations, facility inspections, site surveys, regulatory code compliance, workplace safety, energy audits, facility condition assessments, MEP Systems, Utilities optimization, HVAC chiller retrofits, commissioning major building equipment/s and sustainable green building designs.
As a creative and forward thinker, Mr. Gunpat is highly able to inspire others and drive strategic action. He has a unique ability to see the big picture and identify opportunities, which has resulted in tangible success for his clients and organizations. He currently provides strategic and technical oversight inclusive of LEED consulting for airport related buildings and systems at the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.