OTTAWA, May 27, 2011 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada is pleased to announce the
election of Brent Smith, FEC, P.Eng., as its president for the
2011-2012 term. Mr. Smith and the Engineers Canada Board will help
guide the organization and its members through many initiatives,
including the implementation of a revised governance model and working
with the engineering profession's leadership to enhance the profession
and improve its responses to the needs of Canadians.
A graduate of the University of New Brunswick with a BSc in mechanical
engineering, as well as a masters certificate in project management
from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Mr. Smith
started his career with Reinforced Plastic Systems Inc. in the design
and manufacturing of fibreglass reinforced plastic products for various
Moving on to the New Brunswick Power Corporation's Engineering and
Construction Division to work on various projects from new construction
to plant maintenance, Mr. Smith's career then took him to the New
Brunswick Power Nuclear Corporation where he has been working in
increasing areas of responsibility within the Technical, Fuel Handling
and Maintenance Departments. He is currently managing the
implementation oversight for the Point Lepreau Generating Station and
the retube contract of the reactor as part of the station's
An Engineers and Geoscientists New Brunswick member since 1990, Mr.
Smith served as a councillor, vice-president, president and
past-president. He has also been active on various Engineers Canada
committees and task forces, including as chair of the Synergy Task
Force, Green Meetings Task Force, finance and audit committees.
Mr. Smith will be joined by the following members of the Executive
Committee: President-Elect Catherine Karakatsanis, FEC, P.Eng. (PEO);
Past-President Zaki Ghavitian, FIC, ing., M.ing. (OIQ); Paul Amyotte,
FEC, P.Eng. (Engineers Nova Scotia); Margaret Li, FEC, P.Eng. (APEGBC);
Digvir S. Jayas, FEC, P.Eng. (APEGM); and Engineers Canada's Chief
Executive Officer Chantal Guay, ing., P.Eng., M.Env. They, along with
the other Board directors and advisors, will be supported by the
Engineers Canada staff in Ottawa.
Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and
territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and
license the country's more than 234,000 members of the engineering
profession. Engineers Canada is the business name of the Canadian
Council of Professional Engineers.
SOURCE Engineers Canada
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