CSA Standards announces recipients of the 2010 Awards of Merit

TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - CSA Standards, a leading standards-based solutions organization, today officially announces the recipients of the 2010 Award of Merit. The Award of Merit is an honour bestowed by CSA Standards 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 CSA Standards.

The 2010 Awards of Merit were presented by Brian J. McQueen, Chair of the Board, CSA Group at a special awards ceremony held during the CSA Standards Annual Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland.

"Through their devoted efforts in helping to create a better, safer, and more sustainable world, CSA Standards' technical committee members have made a vast contribution to the lives of Canadians," says Bonnie Rose, President, CSA Standards. "The Award of Merit is CSA's way of acknowledging each recipient's inspiration, leadership, and exceptional dedication to developing standards that impact our daily lives. These volunteers are being honoured for their outstanding efforts in their field."

The 2010 Awards of Merit were presented to the following individuals:

    
    -   Neil Cumming, FACI, P. Eng of Richmond, BC receives the Award of
        Merit in recognition of outstanding leadership and teamwork, and
        knowledge and expertise in the development and application of
        concrete standards. Mr. Cumming is Executive Vice President of
        Levelton Consultants Ltd.

    -   Katherine Delves, P. Eng of Ottawa, ON receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of outstanding leadership, inspired vision and persistent
        advocacy in the area of energy efficiency. Ms. Delves is Chief,
        Standards Development at Natural Resources Canada.

    -   Dr. Peter Duinker of Halifax, NS receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of exceptional leadership, commitment to consensus-based
        standards and extensive knowledge in the area of sustainable forest
        management. Dr. Duinker is a Professor and Director of the School for
        Resource and Environmental Studies with the Department of Resource
        and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University's Faculty of
        Management.

    -   Dr. Simon Foo of Gatineau, QC receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of extensive involvement and committed leadership in the
        development and advancement of standards related to the engineering
        risk management of buildings. Dr. Foo is Senior Engineer of Risk
        Management with Public Works & Government Services Canada's Real
        Property Branch.

    -   John P. S. Froats, P. Eng of Toronto, ON receives the Award of Merit
        in recognition of visionary leadership, agency of change and
        dedication to the development and advancement of nuclear standards.
        Mr Froats is President and CEO of the CANDU Owners' Group.

    -   W. (Bill) Hutton of Pickering, ON receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of long-standing involvement, leadership and technical
        expertise in the field of plumbing standards for plastic piping. Mr.
        Hutton is President at Schwartz Chemical Corporation.

    -   Carey LaRose of St. Albert, AB receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of outstanding leadership, safety advocacy, and
        development and advancement of plumbing and gas standards and codes.
        Mr. LaRose spent over 30 years with Alberta Municipal Affairs,
        Plumbing and Gas Safety Services, and served for 11 years as the
        Administrator/Chief Inspector for Alberta Municipal Affairs, Safety
        Services Plumbing and Gas Discipline.

    -   George Lobay, B.Sc.E.E., P.Eng of Ottawa, ON receives the Award of
        Merit in recognition of over 33 years of dedicated service,
        leadership and depth of experience and knowledge in the area of
        electrical standards. Mr. Lobay is semi-retired after more than three
        decades with the Public Service of Canada. Mr. Lobay currently serves
        as Quality Manager for the Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory,
        responsible for maintaining accreditation to ISO 17025.

    -   Robert (Bob) Loov, P. Eng., FCSCE, FEIC, FCPCI of Calgary, AB
        receives that Award of Merit in recognition of invaluable technical
        knowledge, persistence, diplomacy and highly effective leadership in
        standards for concrete design and construction. Dr. Loov is retired
        from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of
        Calgary. Dr. Loov continues his active involvement in engineering and
        standards development.

    -   Earle C. Morton, P. Eng.of Oakville, ON receives the Award of Merit
        in recognition of extensive knowledge and long-standing involvement
        in promoting agricultural safety and standards for agricultural
        machinery. Mr. Morton is Product Safety Manager with AGCO
        Corporation.

    -   Ted Pelling, P. Eng. of Richmond Hill, ON receives the Award of Merit
        in recognition of valued involvement, influential leadership and
        technical expertise in the development and advancement of nuclear
        standards. Mr. Pelling is President and CEO of Ted Pelling & Company
        Ltd.

    -   Dianne Trudeau, RN of Vancouver, BC receives the Award of Merit in
        recognition of long-standing participation, expertise and exemplary
        leadership in developing standards for the reprocessing of medical
        devices used in health care settings. Ms. Trudeau is the Operations
        Leader for Sterile Processing at Providence Health Care, Vancouver,
        BC.
    

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 CSA Standards.

About CSA Standards

CSA Standards is a leading standards-based solutions organization serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in North America and the global marketplace. Focusing on standards and codes development, application products, training, advisory and personnel certification services, the organization aims to enhance public safety, improve quality of life, preserve the environment and facilitate trade. CSA Standards is a division of CSA Group, which also consists of CSA International, which provides testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products; and OnSpeX, a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services for retailers and manufacturers. For more information visit www.csa.ca

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