Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., to lead Engineers Canada as its new Chief Executive Officer

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Engineers Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Allen, FEC, P.Eng., as chief executive officer effective September 11, 2012.

Most recently chief executive officer at Professional Engineers Ontario, Mr. Allen is a dynamic leader committed to finding creative solutions and implementing winning strategies. He brings to his new role the experience of being at the helm of PEO for nearly a decade as chief executive officer and registrar.

One of Mr. Allen's top priorities will be to provide strong leadership and management skills to enhance collaboration between Engineers Canada and its 12 constituent associations, governments and other organizations.

The timing of Mr. Allen's appointment provides a unique opportunity for Engineers Canada to make a difference for the engineering profession and for society through the development and implementation of innovative policies and programs.

"I am very enthusiastic about joining the excellent team at Engineers Canada," said Mr. Allen. "The opportunity to work with the Board in executing its strategic policies and programs that reflect the changing face of the profession and society is very exciting."

"The Board looks forward to working with Mr. Allen in his new role," said Catherine Karakatsanis, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng., president of Engineers Canada. "His strategic thinking, experience and leadership are an excellent complement to our team. We are eager to start working with him in our role to support the very important regulatory work done by our constituent associations and provide leadership to the engineering profession."

In addition to his years at PEO, Mr. Allen has a solid twenty-year record of accomplishment as a chief executive in the public, private and association sectors. A past member of the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration's Roundtable;  director with Yves Laundry Foundation; and chair of the Licensing and Occupations Bridging Working Group of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, Mr. Allen currently sits on the boards of the Certified Management Accountants, Ontario Energy Network and the Fairness Commissioner's Advisory Committee.

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:

William Meyer
Manager, Communications
Engineers Canada
613-232-2474, ext. 249


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