YELLOWKNIFE, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada is pleased to welcome
W. James Beckett, FEC, P.Eng., as its president for the 2013-2014 term.
Mr. Beckett will lead the Engineers Canada Board in support of the
provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies, representing
the over 250,000 members of the profession, to build a stronger
engineering profession and to increase Canadian's awareness of the
contributions of engineers to society.
Mr. Beckett was born and educated in Edmonton, Alberta. He attended the
University of Alberta, where he obtained a B.Sc. (with distinction) in
electrical engineering. He was a member of the university's Board of
Governors, the University Senate, the university's Engineering Advisory
Board and has been the Alumni Association's president, vice-president
and faculty advisor.
Jim retired in his 37th year of working with the ATCO Utilities Group, rising to the position
of executive vice-president, regulatory and chief regulatory officer,
and is now principal at Beckett Consulting.
He is a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers and
Geoscientists of Alberta, was the association's president in 2009-2010
and has represented the association on the Engineers Canada Board since
2010. He has been a member of numerous Engineers Canada committees and
is currently a Board representative on Engineers Canada's Canadian
Engineering Accreditation Board.
Beckett will be joined by the following members of the Executive
Committee: Past-President Catherine Karakatsanis, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng.
(PEO); President-Elect Paul Amyotte, FEC, P.Eng. (Engineers Nova
Scotia); Zaki Ghavitian, FIC, ing., M.ing. (OIQ); Rick Kullman, FEC,
P.Eng. (APEGS); Darryl Benson, FEC, P.Eng. (PEGNL); and Engineers
Canada's Chief Executive Officer Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng. They 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 250,000 members of the
engineering profession. Engineers Canada is the business name of the
Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.
SOURCE: Engineers Canada
For further information:
(613) 232-2474, ext. 249