Success is measured not only in terms of business, but in what one can pass on to future generations. Christopher Makarewicz, the president and co-founder of MDL Solutions, as well as Verano by MDL, was recently featured in McMaster University’s ‘spotlight’ blog.
The spotlight highlights his accomplishments as a BTech Manufacturing Engineering graduate. Since his graduation in 2007, Christopher has co-founded two companies that manufacture and distribute ventilation and heating equipment. He holds two patents. His aim has always been to create energy efficient systems, design innovative and energy efficient custom HVAC equipment, and to reduce our carbon footprint. MDL’s products have been manufactured in and out of Canada, and distributed across four continents, with HVAC units installed in many buildings and developments, including the prestigious Bill & Melinda Gates Hall at Cornell University, the One York Harbour Plaza development in Toronto, and the Hudson Yards development in New York City.
Reflecting back on his time at McMaster, Christopher states that his time at the university “taught me to ask questions about why we do things,” which encouraged him to change industry norms and adapt existing techniques in the production of comfort climate solutions. He also shared that his many hours of group work during his studies contributed to his “team leadership skills”, which helped him “understand the problems, realize and communicate solutions, and build successful relationships”. This, as well as being open to experience new things, will “maximize your true potential.”
Christopher’s achievements will no doubt inspire many of McMaster’s engineering students to be open to innovation and encourage them to try new things in manufacturing and design.
Links to the article have also been featured on McMaster University’s social media sites, such as Twitter and LinkedIn.