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Pierre Shoiry P. Eng. is new chair of ACEC

At the June Annual General Meeting of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, Mr. Pierre Shoiry P. Eng. became Chairman of the Board of ACEC for 2002-2003. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Sho...

August 1, 2002  Canadian Consulting Engineer

At the June Annual General Meeting of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, Mr. Pierre Shoiry P. Eng. became Chairman of the Board of ACEC for 2002-2003. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Shoiry thanked the outgoing Chair, Mr. Andrew Steeves P.Eng., for his dedication and hard work on behalf of ACEC, both as Chairman of the Board and as Chair of the National Communications Committee. Mr. Shoiry 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 overriding priority will be “remuneration” and his personal focus will be on private sector client relations.

Mr. Shoiry has been active in the engineering consulting sector for more than 20 years. In 1982 after earning a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s degree in applied science, with a major in civil engineering from Laval University, he worked for a major Quebec engineering consulting firm. Then in 1989, he joined the Solivar Consulting Group, which would later become the Genivar Consulting Group, and rose quickly through the ranks of senior management.

In 1995, Mr. Shoiry was appointed President of the Genivar Consulting Group, which has since become GENIVAR inc. Under his leadership, the company became one of the largest in Canada, providing integrated engineering and construction services. GENIVAR has more than 750 employees working out of the company’s 20-plus offices in Quebec and Ontario.

Mr. Shoiry is a past president of the Association des ingnieurs-conseils du Qubec (1998-1999). He is also active within a number of other organizations, serving in 2002 as Governor of the Cochlear Implant Research Foundation, as well as co-chairman of the fundraising drive of two Montreal hospital foundations: Maisonneuve-Rosemont and St-Mary’s.

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