ACEC elects new Chairman
August 1, 2005
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada elected its 2005/2006 Chairman, Norm Huggins, P. Eng., at the 2005 ACEC Summit and Convention in Jasper, Alberta....
The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada elected its 2005/2006 Chairman, Norm Huggins, P. Eng., at the 2005 ACEC Summit and Convention in Jasper, Alberta.
Mr. Huggins is Vice-President of CH2M Hill and a past President of the Consulting Engineers of Ontario. Born and raised in Toronto, he attended Queen’s University in Kingston and received his Bachelor of Science in 1969. He began work as a structural engineer at Gore and Storrie Ltd., specializing in water retaining structures for municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities. Mr. Huggins moved into design and project management in 1977, and established the Gore and Storrie Ltd. Barrie office in 1981, where he remained until 1991 when he became Executive Vice-President for Marketing and Business Development.
In 1996, Gore and Storrie merged with CH2M Hill, now known as CH2M Hill Canada. Mr. Huggins managed the Waterloo office for the first three years of the newly integrated firm and was responsible for mentoring, staff management, business development and client relations. He also managed several water and wastewater projects throughout Ontario. Since 1998, he has managed the firm’s northern Ontario business, international business procurement management, communications and client service management policies. He has also acted as project director on several large infrastructure projects throughout Ontario and Canada.
Mr. Huggins’ goals for his year as ACEC Chairman are to foster an appreciation of the business of consulting engineering among graduating engineers with the goal of reinforcing and building upon our industry’s intellectual reserves.
“ACEC’s government relations programs will continue to be a priority of the ACEC Board as we respond to business opportunities and responsible procurement of our services through Qualifications Based Selection,” said Mr. Huggins.
ASSOCIATION OF CONSULTING ENGINEERS OF CANADA (ACEC)