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May 13, 2009 23:59 ET

Project Management Institute recognizes Suncor Energy coker project

The following is a reprint of a news release issued by PMI

Calgary, Alberta (May 13, 2009) -- Although you don't have to dig too deep to find recent news of business projects that have failed, last night the spotlight was reversed as the Project Management Institute recognized the region's top projects and project managers at its 2009 Awards Gala.

"Behind every great project is a great project management team and our gala awards program recognizes the best and brightest in our industry," said Neil Sanderson, president, Project Management Institute, Southern Alberta Chapter. "There are new examples everyday of projects spiraling out of control because of inadequate planning which makes honouring this year's award recipients even that much more special," he said.

2009 Award Winners — Corporate Achievement

Project of the Year — Engineering & Construction: Suncor Energy Inc. — Millennium Coker Unit (MCU)

Project of the Year — Business & Info Technology: TransCanada Pipelines Ltd — ANR Acquisition, Information Systems Transition

Project Excellence — Business & Info Technology: TransCanada

Project Excellence — Engineering & Construction: CH2M Hill Canada

Community Advancement: Canadian Red Cross

Distinguished Contribution: Suncor Energy Inc.

Professional Development Provider: Mount RoyalCollege

2009 Award Winners — Individual Achievement

Project Excellence — Business & Info Technology: Pankaj Bhawnani, independent consultant

Project Excellence — Engineering & Construction: Ryan Gidluck, CH2M Hill Canada

Distinguished Contribution: Janice Thomas, AthabascaUniversity

Outstanding Volunteer Service: Jackie Poeckens, Ethier Associates

Project Management Institute, Southern Alberta Chapter (PMI-SAC) is the local body of PMI International, an organization with over 240,000 members in 160 countries. PMI serves the project management industry through the provision of educational opportunities, networking and programming events for members and membership engagement. For more information, visit http://www.pmisac.com/.