Recognizing excellence in engineering technology
TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Nineteen extraordinary individuals were recognized for advancing the engineering technology profession at the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Provincial Honours and Awards Gala on Friday, October 20 in Toronto. These recipients join an impressive list of leaders, businesses, educators and innovators who have been honoured for their admirable industry contributions.
"This year's recipients possess unique experiences and talents, but they share a common passion for giving back to the engineering technology community through mentorship, education, collaboration and ingenuity," said OACETT President Greg Miller, C.E.T., CBCO. "By distinguishing themselves through outstanding achievement in their field or dedicated volunteer service to their association, these honorees have brought credit to the entire engineering technology profession."
OACETT 2017 Provincial Honours & Awards recipients:
Recognizing authorship of an outstanding feature-length article, paper or work published during the relevant year.
- Raymond Lau, C.E.T., rcca
- Mark Popik, P.Eng., M.Eng.
Distinguished Service Award
Recognizing individuals who have distinguished themselves in the service of the Association on a voluntary, salaried, or elected basis.
- Steve Barnes, C.E.T.
- Michael Belmonte, A.Sc.T.
- April Parnell
- Sharon Reid, C.Tech.
- William Stewart, C.E.T.
Outstanding Community Service Award
Recognizing outstanding voluntary service within the wider community.
- Donald Boynowski, C.E.T.
Outstanding Educator Award
Recognizing significant contribution to the education and training of engineering/applied science technicians and technologists.
- Gary Curtis, C.E.T.
- Kevin Keith Nicol
- Scott Pugsley
George Burwash Langford Memorial Award
Recognizing individuals who have distinguished themselves in their career, and thereby brought recognition and credit to the profession of engineering/applied science technology.
- Stephen Conway, C.E.T., rcsi
- Simeon Go, C.E.T.
- Kathy Lerette, C.E.T.
- Scott Tyndall, C.E.T.
Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
Recognizing outstanding technical achievement in engineering/applied science technology.
- Patrick Ng, C.E.T.
Honorary Membership Award
Recognizing significant contribution to the building of the Association, to the fulfilment of its objectives, or to the development of the profession of engineering/applied science technology.
- Sam DiGiandomenico
Life Membership Award
Recognizing individuals who have served the Association for many years in an exceptional manner.
- Yancy Ambing, C.E.T.
- Mazin Audeh, C.E.T.
Gail Smyth, who recently retired from her role as Executive Director of Skills Ontario, was recognized for her outstanding contributions and remarkable dedication to promoting careers in the skilled trades and technologies to young people in Ontario.
View winner bios: www.oacett.org/gala
Representing more than 25,000 members across the province, OACETT is the professional association that promotes the interests of engineering and applied science technicians and technologists to industry, educational institutions, the government and the public. OACETT is Ontario's independent certifying body for engineering and applied science technicians and technologists. Members hold one of the following designations: C.E.T. (Certified Engineering Technologist), C.Tech. (Certified Technician) or A.Sc.T. (Applied Science Technologist).
SOURCE OACETT - Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists
For further information: Melissa Wood, Acting Director, Professional Affairs and Services, OACETT, 416-621-9621 x266, [email protected]