McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

October 30, 2011 08:00 ET

McElhanney's President and CEO, Chris Newcomb, to Represent Canada on FIDIC's Executive Committee

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2011) -

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McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Newcomb to the Executive Committee of FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers.

Mr. Newcomb is the first Canadian Executive Member since 2009 and is currently the Committee's only representative from North America. His nomination was put forth by ACEC, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies -- Canada. ACEC's President, John Gamble, highlighted the importance of having a strong Canadian voice within FIDIC due to increased globalization and the impact of international events on the Canadian economy.

Mr. Newcomb is a past Chair of ACEC and current Chair of its International Committee. He has also led ACEC's Student Outreach Committee, which founded the highly successful "Engineering Legacies" program. In 2002-2003, he served as President of the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia (CEBC). Among other roles within the CEBC, he has chaired various industry liaison committees with the BC Ministries of Transportation and Forests.

With extensive local and international engineering experience, Mr. Newcomb has held executive and advisory roles in many other professional organizations. He is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. His appointment was one of three announced at FIDIC's 2011 Conference in Davos, Switzerland. The new Executive Committee members were selected from seven nominees worldwide and represent Canada, France, and Sweden respectively. Mr. Newcomb will be responsible for liaising with FIDIC's Young Professionals group and participating in the Business Practice Committee.

FIDIC was founded in 1913 in Geneva, Switzerland. The acronym is derived from the French translation, Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils. The Federation aims to represent the engineering industry internationally and to promote the business interests of consultant engineers. Its 89 member associations currently represent more than 1 million professionals.

McElhanney is a multidisciplinary engineering, surveying, and mapping consulting firm, providing solutions in the fields of resource development, transportation, structures, land development, environmental sciences, drainage, and water supply. The firm has over 100 years of success in award-winning projects throughout Canada, the United States, and more than 70 other countries worldwide.

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