People News: Order of Canada, ACEC-NB, Buckland & Taylor, Associated, Entuitive, MMM
Two engineers were appointed Members of the Order of Canada by the Governor General in December. Professor Christophe Guy of Montreal was appointed for his achievements as a chemical engineering professor and researcher and as a university administrator. The director-general of the l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, Professor Guy was on the jury for the 2013 and 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. Baidar Bakht of Scarborough (Toronto) was appointed to the Order for his contributions to the improvement of bridge design and for his scholarship in making Urdu poetry accessible for Canadian audiences.
Andrew Steeves, P.Eng. is to be presented with the ACEC-NB President’s Award at the association’s gala on February 12. He has 30 years of experience, mostly with ADI (now part of exp services). He is a past-chair of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) and past-president of ACEC-New Brunswick. He was also a former president of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce. He is the author of “How Consulting Engineers Make Money” and other technical and business articles and presentations, and since 2011 he has been Engineer in Residence at the University of New Brunswick. In addition he is a principal in DFS a company offering management training to design services professionals. Mr. Steeves is also a member of Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine’s editorial advisory committee.
Scott Roux, former vice president of U.S. operations at Buckland & Taylor has become president and managing director of its sister company, Jenny Engineering, a specialist tunneling company based in Springfield, New Jersey. Both Buckland and Taylor and Jenny are part of the COWI North America group. At Buckland & Taylor in North Vancouver, Joe Viola and Murray Johnson have both been appointed to the position of vice president and project director. Genero Velez has become New York practice lead to oversee Buckland & Taylor’s operations in the New York area. Viola was previously the New York practice lead.
John Clark has joined the Yellowknife office of Associated Engineering. His position is manager for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Kent Eklund has joined Associated’s Edmonton office as Division Manager; Sandy Bailey is now division manager of water/industrial in the Regina office, and Bob Askin has been promoted to national practice leader of water and earth sciences.
Entuitive, structural engineers, has appointed Brian Shedden as an associate. Located in the Calgary office, he has over 30 years of experience in the building construction and restoration industry.
Angus English has joined MMM Group as regional manager in its Vancouver office. He has 31 years of experience in infrastructure projects in Western Canada, South America and Asia. He was president of ACEC-BC in 2008-2009, and a member of the executive committee from 2006-2010.