TECA Instructors

Antonio Henriques has been a sheet metal worker for 22 years and has been teaching TECA Forced Air Guidelines and Ventilation Guidelines for the last 10 in and around the southern interior. Along with a Red Seal in Sheet Metal Antonio has an instructors diploma and teaches trades full time.

Antonio teaches both the Quality First Ventilation and Forced Air courses in addition to instructing at Okangan College. 

David is President of Eneready Products Ltd., a ventilation equipment manufacturer. He has worked in the residential ventilation industry for 35 years, co-founded TECA 25 years ago and currently chairs its Ventilation Committee.  Over the last 25 years he has spoken at 40 conferences throughout the US and Canada on the topics of ventilation, air moving and chimney safety.


David is a Quality First Principles of Moving Air and Ventilation instructor in the Lower Mainland

Jason has been working in the heating, ventilation, air condition and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry since 1993.  He completed his apprenticeship training in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was exposed to virtually all facets of the industry.  From heavy industrial and manufacturing to light commercial and residential, he has a wide base of knowledge and the ability to apply it.

Jason moved with his family to Vancouver Island where he took on the new challenge of working as a sales person and area technical rep for one of the larger national wholesalers and manufacturers reps in the industry in 2003.  However, Jason’s true calling was working hands on so in 2007 he, along with his wife Mari Ann, founded Mercury Refrigeration Products and Services Ltd.

Jason is one of our Vancouver Island instructors and teaches both TECA’s Quality First  Forced Air and Ventilation courses.

Ken began his career in the HVAC industry in the mid 1970s working for a plumbing and heating firm in Grand Forks. He soon relocated to the lower mainland where his main focus became heating and energy efficiency.

In the late 80s the next shift came when he joined BC Hydro Gas Division where for 17 years he was an instructor developing and delivering training programs for utility personnel. He also remained interested in making the most efficient use of energy possible. In addition to providing training he provided technical advice for improving the efficiency of gas heating in pressure reducing stations, the largest use of gas for the utility, around the province.

In 2016 he retired from the utility but still maintains his industry ties and his passion for energy efficiency.

Ken is a Quality First Forced Air Instructor in the Lower Mainland but will travel.


High school math and science teacher (retired after 25 years) 

Registered energy advisor 

Instructor/owner - Smart CPD solutions 


Ravi is a Quality First Ventilation instructor in training and instructs in the Lower Mainland.

Steve owns Integrated Mechanical Ltd. in Mission.  

He has been in the HVAC industry for over 30 years.

Steve is a Quality first forced air guidelines instructor in the Lower Mainland. 

Terry has recently relocated from Langley to Vancouver Island and is currently Branch Manager of ECCO Supply Victoria. He has worked in the heating and ventilation industry for 37 years, is a volunteer member of the TECA Ventilation Committee, and has taught Ventilation Classes since 2005.

Terry is a Quality First Ventilation instructor for the Victoria area. 

Todd Backus has worked in the HVAC industry since 2003. He completed his red-seal ticket as a sheet metal worker in 2009.  As the owner/operator of Backus Mechanical, he specialized in residential duct design and installation of custom HVAC systems.  In 2015 Todd enrolled at BCIT to study mechanical engineering, he is projected to complete his degree in 2019.

Todd Backus is a Quality First Principles of Moving Air and Ventilation Instructor.