Gregory Terlecky, Siroos Shariati and Amir Mirarab join EFI Global

August 24, 2023

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TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2023 – EFI Global, a leading, full-service international consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering, environmental, fire investigation and specialty consulting services, welcomed three new members to its forensic engineering and fire investigation team in Ontario: Gregory Terlecky, CFI, CFEI, YFIS, and Siroos Shariati, M.Eng, P.Eng., PMP, both based in Richmond Hill; and Amir Mirarab, M.Sc., based in Timmins.

“Adding Gregory, Amir and Siroos to our ranks significantly strengthens our forensic team in Ontario,” said Dr. Ahmad Shahroodi, EFI Global assistant vice president for central Canada. “Having such a high level of expertise in the greater Toronto area will enable us to provide robust, knowledge-based investigation services to our valuable clients. Also, having forensic expertise and a physical presence in Timmins will allow EFI Global to offer prompt response times and cost-effective engineering and environmental services in northern Ontario.”

Terlecky, a senior fire and explosion investigator, has over 24 years’ experience in fire and emergency services. He was previously with the Chicago Fire Department, with responsibility for organizing, developing, administering, and documenting training materials and programs for a fire investigation unit comprising 32 full-time career fire investigators and team members. During his career in both the public and private sectors, Terlecky has assisted police forces, fire departments and the insurance industry in determining the cause and origin of over 500 fires as a lead investigator and several hundred more in a supporting or supervising role. He possesses extensive knowledge on fire cause determination and has served as an expert witness in court.

Shariati, a structural forensic engineer, has extensive experience in structural analysis and design, construction project management, construction inspection, site assessment and existing building structural evaluation across a variety of projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. His valuable experience in obtaining building permits and working with municipal authorities to satisfy jurisdictional requirements will help in expediting clients’ rebuilding processes. Shariati holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Concordia University in Montreal.

Mirarab, also a structural forensic investigator, has a strong academic and industrial background in civil engineering and construction. He brings to EFI Global a wealth of civil engineering and environmental expertise and deep experience in concrete material mix design, quality control and troubleshooting from time spent working for several ready-mix plants in the Toronto area. He has also conducted rebar inspections for diverse residential, commercial and infrastructure projects in Ontario; managed projects for steel fabrication companies; performed rebar detailing and estimation for a wide range of residential and commercial projects; and contributed to construction project management for residential renovation projects. Mirarab holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Toronto Metropolitan University and a master’s degree in structural engineering from York University in Toronto.

EFI Global has six locations serving the Ontario region. For more on EFI Global in Canada, visit The newest additions to the EFI Global team can be contacted at [email protected] or 437-424-9833, [email protected] or 647-614-6532, and [email protected] or 647-228-5487, respectively.

About EFI Global

EFI Global, part of Sedgwick, is a well-established brand with an excellent reputation in the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe as a market leader in environmental consulting, engineering failure analysis and origin-and-cause investigations. Each year, EFI Global completes more than 45,000 projects worldwide for a wide range of clients, such as commercial, industrial, institutional, insurance, government, risk managers, public and private entities. EFI Global is one of the world’s most respected emergency response firms, capable of providing practical solutions to the most complex problems. Our multidisciplinary team of first responders, project managers, engineers, geologists and scientists are selected for their technical proficiency and in-depth industry knowledge to aid clients in resolving technical problems. For more, see

About Sedgwick

Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. We provide a broad range of resources tailored to clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits, brand protection and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts; through the dedication and exper­tise of 33,000 colleagues across 80 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact performance. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see

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