About Us

Gateway Solutions and Services
Gateway has focused on providing facility information management expertise to engineering, manufacturing and process industries since 1991. We can trace our roots back to document management research projects sponsored by the University of Waterloo, Canada during the 80’s. Over the years we have focused our activities and therefore continued to grow our expertise in chemical process and energy sector applications as well as life sciences applications: medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotech.

All Gateway projects are led by one of our principal consultants with over twenty years of facility information management project experience and an advanced degree in engineering or computer science.

Rainer Hoff, Ph.D., P. Eng.  

Dr. Hoff is the founder and President of Gateway Consulting Group, Inc. and was Chair, Global Congress on Process Safety 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and an M.A.Sc and a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of Sigma Xi, AIIM, ASME, IEEE and ARRL. Dr. Hoff is an authority on the design and implementation of electronic document management solutions for the chemical, energy and life sciences sectors. His deep understanding of information technology and his ability to lead project teams has been effectively demonstrated in hundreds of projects conducted by Gateway since 1991. Dr. Hoff is the editor of the “Management of Change Best Practices Newsletter”, an in-depth review of current topics in the field of MOC. Dr. Hoff is also the principal instructor for Gateway’s “Management of Change Best Practices” seminar.

Darrell Raymond, Ph.D.

Dr. Raymond is a Senior Principal Consultant at Gateway and has been with the company since 1996. He has a strong research background in several areas of computer science, including databases, authorization, and Electronic Document Management systems, as well as many years of practical experience in requirements, architecture, systems design, implementation, and rollout.  Dr. Raymond can be credited with the leadership of several of Gateway’s largest and most successful projects.  His industry domain expertise extends across discrete manufacturing, process and life science industry sectors.

Raimund Laqua, PMP. P. Eng.

Mr. Laqua (Lean Compliance Consulting, Inc.) is a partner and has worked with Gateway since 1994. His focus over the last 25 years has been in helping companies in highly-regulated industries advance the maturity of their data and document processes. Gateway relies on Mr. Laqua to lead process improvement, manage projects and deploy new applications. Mr. Laqua is an expert in the fields of management of change, process safety management, project and risk management, along with electronic document and records management. Mr. Laqua’s expertise extends across pipeline, oil and gas, chemical, and energy sector companies.

Head Office Address:

Gateway Consulting Group, Inc.
8610 Transit Road, Suite 100,
East Amherst, New York 14051  USA
Email: info@gatewaygroup.com
Call: (716) 636-0200
Fax: (716) 204-3378

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