Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

April 29, 2013 11:11 ET

New President and Governing Council introduced at 91st Annual General Meeting of Ontario Engineering Regulator

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2013) - Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, installed Annette Bergeron, P.Eng., MBA, as its 94th president during its annual general meeting (AGM) on April 27, 2013, at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre. Ms. Bergeron is the sixth woman to be elected president of the association.

During her term as president, Ms. Bergeron will work with licence holders to ensure that PEO excels in its regulatory mandate of setting standards and governing conduct.

She holds an honours bachelor of science, material and metallurgical engineering, from Queen's University and a master of business administration from the Schulich School of Business, York University. She has worked as a production engineer at Dofasco Inc.; a lecturer at Queen's faculty of applied science and engineering and Queen's school of business; and director, first-year studies, Queen's engineering. Most recently, she was general manager at Queen's Alma Mater Society (AMS) Inc. She has also twice served as president and chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.

PEO also introduced its council for the 2013-2014 term. The six women and 23 men on the new council will govern PEO's 80,000 licence and certificate holders and regulate professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public.

The new leadership group includes province-wide representation from a wide array of sectors, including the business community, industry, academe, and government. The composition and operation of council is dictated by Regulation 941 under the Professional Engineers Act. Most councillors are elected by PEO's licence holders. Up to 12 councillors are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, up to five of whom are not professional engineers.

PEO's 2013-2014 council comprises:

Annette Bergeron, P.Eng., MBA President
Denis Dixon, P.Eng., FEC Past President
J. David Adams, P.Eng., MBA, FEC President-elect
Thomas Chong, MSC, P.Eng., FEC, PMP Vice President (elected)
Sandra Ausma, PhD, P.Eng. Vice President (appointed)
Bob Dony, PhD, P.Eng., FIET, FEC Councillor-at-Large
Roydon Fraser, PhD, P.Eng., FEC Councillor-at-Large
Roger Jones, P.Eng., MBA, SMIEEE Councillor-at-Large
Sandra Ausma, PhD, P.Eng. Northern Region Councillor
Michael Wesa, P.Eng., FEC Northern Region Councillor
Chris Taylor, MEng, P.Eng., MBA Eastern Region Councillor
David Brown, P.Eng., BDS, C.E.T. Eastern Region Councillor
Denis Carlos, MBA, P.Eng., FEC East Central Region Councillor
Changiz Sadr, P.Eng.,FEC, CTP, CTME, ITILv3 East Central Region Councillor
Danny Chui, P.Eng., FEC West Central Region Councillor
Robert Willson, P.Eng. West Central Region Councillor
Len C. King, P.Eng., FEC Western Region Councillor
Ewald Kuczera, MSc, P.Eng. Western Region Councillor
Ishwar Bhatia, MEng., P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Santosh Gupta, PhD, MEng, P.Eng., FEC Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Richard J. Hilton, P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Rebecca Huang, LLB, MBA Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Vassilios (Bill) Kossta Lieutenant Governor Appointee
James Lee, PhD, P.Eng., FEC Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Mary Long-Irwin Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Sharon Reid, C.Tech. Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Chris D. Roney, P.Eng., BDS, FEC Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Tarsem Lal Sharma, PhD, P.Eng. Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Rakesh K. Shreewastav, P.Eng., AVS, FEC Lieutenant Governor Appointee
Martha Stauch, MEd Lieutenant Governor Appointee

About Professional Engineers Ontario

Through the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 80,000 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.

Contact Information

  • Professional Engineers Ontario
    David Smith
    Manager, Communications
    416-840-1068 or 800-339-3716, ext.1068
    Cell: 416-458-4140
    dsmith@peo.on.ca