Industry Canada

Industry Canada

October 23, 2009 15:13 ET

Hugh Krentz Reappointed as Chairperson of the Standards Council of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 23, 2009) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), today announced the reappointment of Hugh Krentz as Chairperson of the SCC for a two-year term.

"I am very pleased that Mr. Krentz will continue to serve the SCC as Chairperson," said Minister Clement. "His strong track record of service to the organization speaks for itself, and we look forward to his continued exceptional contribution."

Mr. Krentz has served on the SCC since 1977 and has been Chairperson since 2001. Throughout his career, he has served in various capacities at the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), including as Regional Engineer for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Vice-President and General Manager, and President. While working with the CISC, he also served on the Canadian Steel Construction Council and was later appointed Executive Director of the Steel Structures Education Foundation.

Mr. Krentz graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba and was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 1984 and 1998, respectively.

The SCC is a Crown corporation with the mandate to promote efficient and effective standardization in Canada. It facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and offers accreditation services with the goal of enhancing Canada's economic competitiveness and social well-being. For more information, visit the SCC website (

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan - Press Secretary
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations