Who are we?
TFIC, the parent company of TECO, was founded 44 years ago in Vancouver, Canada. TECO has operated in Chile since 2004, and as an independent company (SpA) since 2010.
Since its establishment in Chile, TECO has been notable for its diverse team. Its founders are two friends that knew each other in Vancouver and that share a passion to solve "difficult problems": Chris Hermansen, Canadian and mathematician, and Juan Pablo Cerda, Chilean and forester.
Today, the diversity of this team can best be appreciated by its distinctive origins and orientations Some members are mathematicians, others engineers, geographers, biologists. Some are sociologists, anthropologists, historians and lawyers. They come from different backgrounds, from both the north and south of the country; some are indigenous. As such, they represent the diversity of the people and territory of Chile, and because of that diversity, together they share a deep understanding of the challenges it faces.
For more than 15 years, we have facilitated dozens of investment projects, from Arica to Magallanes, bringing development and progress to communities in areas in need: roads, gas terminals, electricity generation facilities, forestry plantations, real estate, ports and industrial complexes.
We have supported our clients in the development and operation of their projects, assisting in their decision-making in highly complex and uncertain situations. We have worked side by side through each step of their projects in order to resolve the tension between environmental concerns, authorities and rural communities. We shift the strategic to the operational level, the office to the field.