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New president to run ACEC-Canada

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada (ACEC-Canada)  has appointed John Gamble, P....


John Gamble, P.Eng.
John Gamble, P.Eng.

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC-Canada)  has appointed John Gamble, P.Eng. as its new president and chief operating officer.  Andy Robinson, P.Eng., chair of the association, made the announcement  last week and said that Mr. Gamble will take over his new duties on October 4.

Gamble comes to the new position from Consulting Engineers of Ontario, where he has been president for nearly eight years.

In a statement, ACEC said, “His [Gamble’s] strong support of ACEC and his collaborative approach with the member organizations has been evident over the past several years. When called upon, he has enthusiastically taken on many initiatives on behalf of ACEC including the procurement task force and ACEC relationship manager for organizing the 2008 FIDIC conference in Quebec City. The Board has previously recognized John’s contributions by making him a co-recipient of the first ACEC Chairman’s Award in 2006 for his leadership in promoting QBS.” (QBS refers to the selection of consultants based on their qualifications).

ACEC also said: “John’s background prior to joining CEO is quite unique – blending government affairs and association management with nearly 10 years experience as a practicing engineer in the consulting engineering sector.”

Gamble’s past experience includes working as an environmental engineer with Gore & Storie (now CH2M Hill Canada) from 1987 to 1996, and as policy advisor and special assistant to the Ontario Minister of the Environment – 1996 to 1999.  He was also manager of government affairs for Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) between 1999 and 2001.

He will be moving from his home in Toronto to Ottawa to take up the new position.