CSA announces recipients of the 2007 Award of Merit



    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Canada's
leading developer of standards and codes, today officially announces the
recipients of the 2007 Award of Merit. The Award of Merit is an honour
bestowed by CSA to individuals that have demonstrated leadership in developing
Canadian voluntary standards and who, through technical, administrative, or
special standards activities, have advanced the purpose of the Canadian
Standards Association.
    The 2007 Awards of Merit were presented by Daniel Gagnier, Chair of the
Board, CSA Group at a special awards ceremony held during the CSA Annual
Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    "The Award of Merit is presented annually in recognition of the
immeasurable contributions our outstanding volunteers make toward the
development and promotion of standards," says Pat Keindel, President,
Standards, Canadian Standards Association. "Without their extensive knowledge,
hard work, and devotion to standards development, many of the standards that
impact our daily lives, contribute to the betterment of society, and advance
Canadian economic well being would not exist. These volunteers are owed an
enormous debt of gratitude for their selfless efforts."
    The 2007 Awards of Merit were presented to the following individuals:

    
    -   Dr. Mac Braid, of Ottawa, Ontario receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of his exceptional leadership and technical expertise in
        the development and advancement of Canadian and international
        standards in the areas of welding, metallurgy and the built
        environment. Dr. Braid is Deputy Director of the CANMET Materials
        Technology Laboratory, Natural Resources Canada.

    -   Bob Bryant, P.Eng., of Chatham, Ontario receives the Award of Merit
        in recognition of more than 20 years of superior commitment,
        expertise and leadership in the advancement of standards for the
        petroleum and natural gas pipeline industry systems. Mr. Bryant is
        Senior Technical Advisor within Operations Technical Services at
        Union Gas Limited.

    -   Shami Dua, M.Eng., P.Eng., of Mississauga, Ontario receives the Award
        of Merit in recognition of his outstanding strategic leadership and
        expertise in the advancement of nuclear and quality management
        standards nationally and internationally. Mr. Dua is Director,
        Corporate Standards and CANDU Products and Services QA for Atomic
        Energy of Canada Ltd.

    -   Dr. Robert Frederking, Ph.D., P.Eng., of Ottawa, Ontario receives the
        Award of Merit in recognition of his excellent leadership,
        contributions and motivation in the development and advancement of
        standards for the offshore structures program. Dr. Frederking is
        Senior Research Engineer at the National Research Council's Canadian
        Hydraulics Centre.

    -   Randy Gaw, of Ottawa, Ontario receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of his dedication and leadership in the development of
        standards in the area of protective equipment for correctional and
        police officers. Mr. Gaw is Manager, Fire Safety Program at the
        Correctional Services of Canada.

    -   Kevin Goerz, of Calgary, Alberta receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of more than 25 years of tremendous contributions and
        leadership in the advancement of standards for the petroleum and
        natural gas pipeline industry systems. Mr. Goerz is Advisor &
        Coordinator, Process Containment, for Shell Canada Energy.

    -   John Hull, of Mississauga, Ontario receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of his exceptional commitment, leadership and technical
        expertise in the development and application of concrete standards.
        Mr Hull is President/CEO of the Ready Mixed Concrete Association of
        Ontario.

    -   Dr. Joshy Kallungal, P.Eng., of Aurora, Ontario receives the Award of
        Merit in recognition of his extraordinary leadership, expertise and
        dedication in the development and application of standards for the
        nuclear program. Dr. Kallungal is retired from the Ontario Office of
        the Fire Marshall.

    -   Lisa Kozma, B.SC., LL.B., MBA, of Oakville, Ontario receives the
        Award of Merit in recognition of her devotion, leadership and
        integrity in the development and advancement of standards for
        Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Ms. Kozma is
        Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Ford Motor Company of Canada,
        Limited.

    -   Pierre Landry, of Cantley, Québec receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of his outstanding leadership and technical expertise in
        the development and advancement of quality management standards
        nationally and internationally. Mr. Landry is retired from Health
        Canada's Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate.

    -   Francois Lemaire, ing. M.Sc., Longueuil, Québec receives the Award of
        Merit in recognition of his superior leadership, commitment and
        knowledge in the advancement of concrete standards regionally and
        nationally. Mr. Lemaire is Quality Director of Demix Béton, a St-
        Lawrence Cement Division.

    -   Conroy Lum, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., of Vancouver, British Columbia receives
        the Award of Merit in recognition of his dedication, leadership and
        expertise in the development and advancement of product and design
        standards for the forest industry. Mr. Lum is Research Scientist and
        leader of the Wood Engineering Group at FPInnovations.

    -   Mike Smith, CET, of Cambridge, Ontario receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of his integrity, commitment and leadership to the
        development and harmonization of standards both regionally and
        internationally in the electrical program. Mr. Smith is industry
        standards specialist and application specialist for motor control
        centres, Rockwell Automation.

    -   Ed Tymofichuk, P.Eng., of Winnipeg, Manitoba receives the Award of
        Merit in recognition of his more than 25 years of devotion, expertise
        and strategic leadership in the advancement and implementation of
        standards in the electrical utility industry. Mr Tymofichuk is
        Division Manager, Transmission System Operations for Manitoba Hydro.
    

    The CSA Award of Merit

    The Award of Merit was created in 1979 to honour and recognize leadership
in Canadian voluntary standards development. Nominations are open to all
present or past CSA voting members, as well as former CSA employees that have:
served in CSA committee activity or other associated standardization work;
showed leadership in technical, administrative, or special committee
activities; published papers, or made public addresses, which have been of
special benefit to the work of the Association; and have advanced the prestige
or interest of the Canadian Standards Association.

    About CSA

    Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a membership association serving
industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the
global marketplace. CSA aims to enhance public safety, improve quality of
life, preserve the environment and facilitate trade. The Canadian Standards
Association is a division of CSA Group, which also consists of CSA
International for product testing and certification, OnSpeX for consumer
product evaluation services, and QMI for management systems registration. For
more information visit www.csa.ca

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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