Three consulting engineers in PEO honour roll
Three individuals from the consulting industry received the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour la...
Three individuals from the consulting industry received the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour last month.
Robert A. Goodings, P.Eng., who is a retired consultant from the former firm Gore & Storrie Limited consulting engineers of Toronto, was named an Officer of PEO’s Order of Honour. He was presented with the award at an awards gala held at the Toronto Eaton Centre Marriott Hotel on April 24.
Goodings played a prominent role in PEO and was a passionate advocate for separating the licensing from the advocacy role of the association. As such he was chair of the committee that led to the formation of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) in 2000 and became its first elected president and chair.
Goodings also chaired OSPE’s Safe Drinking Water Task Group that made submissions to the Walkerton Inquiry.
Donald H. Grandy, P.Eng. of CH2M Hill consulting engineers was named a Member of PEO’s Order of Honour. He was described as “the backbone” of the Toronto Humber Chapter. He is a scheduling and staffing coordinator for design and construction at CH2M Hill.
Rohinton (Ron) S. Nicholson, P.Eng., principal in R.S. Nicholson & Associates of West Hill and named “Mr. Scarborough” for his tireless support of that chapter’s activities, also became a Member of the Order of Honour. Nicholson is said to have revitalized the Scarborough chapter in Toronto, and has devoted many hours to reaching out to young people on behalf of the profession, volunteering, speaking to students and organizing PEO booths at career fairs.
The Order of Honour pays tribute to individuals who have rendered conspicuous service to the engineering profession. The rank of Member is given to members who have served the engineering profession by contributing substantially to its operation or improvement in its status.
A total of 10 professional Engineers received the Order of Honour at the ceremony.