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Garry Bolton, P.Eng. Is New Chair of ACEC

At the June Annual General Meeting and Summit of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, Mr. Garry Bolton, P.Eng. became Chairman of the Board of ACEC for 2003-2004. In his acceptance speec...

August 1, 2003  Canadian Consulting Engineer

At the June Annual General Meeting and Summit of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, Mr. Garry Bolton, P.Eng. became Chairman of the Board of ACEC for 2003-2004. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Bolton thanked the outgoing Chair, Mr. Pierre Shoiry, P.Eng. for his dedication and hard work on behalf of ACEC. Mr. Bolton indicated that he will build on the solid foundation that was put in place when ACEC adopted its five priorities for the future. For the new Chair, the issues of outsourcing, quality based selection, and the strategic role of engineers will be actively promoted; along with the needs of small and medium sized member firms.

In 1970, after earning a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba, he worked for a contractor on the construction of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Then in 1973 he joined Scouten Mitchell Sigurdson & Associates in Winnipeg, which would become SMS Engineering Ltd. in 2000. He became President in 1996. SMS has 55 employees in its Winnipeg office, providing mechanical and electrical consulting engineering services to a wide range of private and public sector clients.

Mr. Bolton is a past president of the Consulting Engineers of Manitoba (1996-1997). He is active in the Winnipeg community, acting as fund-raising co-chair for the new Engineering and Information Technology Centre at the University of Manitoba. He also serves on the Board for the Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba Provincial Committee).

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