June 14, 2004

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers elects new executives

TORONTO, ONT-At its annual general meeting on May 29 in Carlisle, Ontario, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) elected Kingston-area engineer Annette Bergeron as president and chair and Toronto-area engineer Chris Cragg as its vice-chair for 2004-2005. Bergeron succeeds Daniel Young, who will serve as past chair. First elected to the OSPE Board in 2002, she is the director of first year studies for the Faculty of Applied Science at Queen's University. Bergeron holds an Honours BSc in material and metallurgical Engineering from Queen's and an MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business. Cragg, who is currently serving his second term as an elected member of the OSPE Board, recently retired from his latest position with the Society of Energy Professionals after a lengthy career in the energy field. He holds an MASc. in civil (geotechnical) engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from York University. Also elected were Catherine Karakatsanis as secretary and Cindy Krenosky, of Waterloo, to a second term as treasurer. The OSPE was formed by Ontario's engineers in 2000 and has lobbied successfully on behalf of this sector in the areas of safe water, environmental health, energy, building code reform and other areas where the expertise of engineers and the public interest intersect. More information is available from Andrea Ritter, OSPE communications manager, 416/223-9961, ext 237, E-mail aritter@ospe.on.ca, Web site www.ospe.on.ca.
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