Professional Engineers Ontario announces new president, gives out honours
May 9, 2003
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing body for professional engineers in the province, announced its...
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing body for professional engineers in the province, announced its new President and honoured some members this week.
The new president is Kenneth C. McMartin, P.Eng., the Manager of Civil and Environmental Engineering Laboratories at Carleton University. McMartin was installed in office at PEO’s annual meeting on April 26. The election of an academic to the post succeeds a year in which a consulting engineer — Richard W. Braddock, P.Eng. of Mitchell, Pound and Braddock, Richmond Hill — was president.
McMartin has managed the Carleton lab for 20 years, and in 1984 was given the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Growski Medal.
As president, McMartin plans to introduce a voluntary “professional excellence” program, which will involve continuing education and professional development. He will also review PEO’s governance structure.
At the same annual meeting PEO announced the appointment of several individuals to its Order of Honour. They include: Paul Ballantyne, P.Eng. of Chalk River, J. Donald Chambers, P.Eng. of Oakville, Patrick J. Quinn, P.Eng. (former PEO President and founding principal of Quinn Dressel Associates) of Toronto, David C. Robinson, P.Eng. of North Bay, Peter Schmidt, P.Eng. of Kingston, and Stephen Hong Tsui, P.Eng. (a principal with Stantec Consulting) of Windsor.
Peter M. DeVita, P.Eng. of Richmond Hill was named a Companion of PEO’s Order of Honour. A former PEO president and president of DeVita Associates, he was recognized for his enthusiastic leadership and service to the profession of engineering over the past 10 years. The rank of Companion is the Order’s highest distinction and is reserved for those who have profoundly influenced the profession.