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Operations Economics Inc. was established in Vancouver, B.C. in 2014. Projects focus on community, airport, port and First Nation development. The company mission is to support development through focused economic and business planning using innovative technology and methods. Operations Economics’ name emphasizes our practical philosophy. We are focused on operations and results. Our associates come from many professional fields including engineering, economics, planning, environment studies, air services, marketing, and operations.

Depth and breadth of knowledge and skill. International through regional engagements. Work with confidential projects for senior executives through public consultation. Specialized associates in Canada, the U.S. and internationally provide unique technical skills.

Operations Economics provides personal support and service. We listen to our clients to understand their opportunities and needs, and help them address the issues they face. Successful innovation is often the goal.

An intelligent adult should be capable of reading a professional report. Our reports and documentation focus on tables, figures and clear language to enhance understanding.  Technical and jargon words are explained when used.

Rob Beynon


Mr. Beynon has 25 years senior consulting experience in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Work in recent years has focused on infrastructure and organization planning, marketing and development, with a focus on ports and airports. Before forming Operations Economics he was a Vice President at an international consulting firm. He has an AAE designation. Connect with me in LinkedIn

Dr. David Gillen


Dr. Gillen has a Ph.D. from University of Toronto, and is a Professor in the Operations and Logistics Division of UBC’s Sauder School of Business. He is Director, Centre for Transportation Studies, and YVR Professor of Transportation Policy.

Jon Spalding


Jon brings over 30 years of senior consulting and executive leadership experience in designing, leading and implementing successful strategic business process change.  He has experience in most segments of the North American transportation industry with a focus on aerospace and maritime projects.

Sam Barone


Sam Barone is an accomplished executive and advisor with more than three decades of accumulated multi- modal transportation industry, regulatory and governance experience. Before embarking on a consulting career, his last executive role was Vice Chair of the Canadian Transportation Agency from 2013 to 2018. The CTA is responsible for overseeing transportation regulation in Canada. He has served in leadership roles in the government, private and not-for-profit sectors.

David Ferman


David has more than 10 years experience in Communications, Marketing and Research, in the non-profit and corporate sectors, as well as in Journalism. His work with CEOs and managing partners has helped them to successfully navigate through rebranding, mergers, and other times of extreme change.

Zoe Beynon-MacKinnon

Research and Digital Support

Zoe is a founder of Vancouver-based Lettuce Harvest, an urban agriculture focused not-for-profit organization. She has supported OEI with research and digital support for five years. Her work has a youth and sustainability focus.