Len Shrimpton, P.Eng., has accepted a senior
management position created under APEGGA's restructuring.
Mr. Shrimpton, who has worked for the professional association
for more than a decade, is now Director, Internal Affairs,
the senior manager responsible for five departments with primarily
In announcing the promotion, Executive Director & Registrar
Neil Windsor, P.Eng., said: "Len has served APEGGA well
during his tenure, both as Assistant Director, Registration,
and most recently as Director, Professional Development. We
are confident that his qualifications and experience make
him well qualified to accept this additional responsibility
as part of the senior management team, as well as the new
challenges it represents."
Mr. Shrimpton, a chemical engineer who graduated from McMaster
University, has an MBA from the University of Alberta. He
began working with APEGGA in 1991. In 1997 he was promoted
to set up and lead the new Professional Development Department,
which continues to administer APEGGA's mandatory continuing
professional development program and to deliver professional
development to university students, members-in-training and
Before starting with APEGGA, Mr. Shrimpton managed the western
region for Pyrotenax, A Division of Phillips Cables. Before
that, he worked his way through a number of management positions
with CIL Inc. He started with CIL in Cornwall and Hamilton,
Ont., transferring to Montreal and finally to Edmonton.
As Director, Internal Affairs, Mr. Shrimpton is responsible
for Geoscience Affairs, Professional Development, Corporate
& Member Affairs, Administration and Editorial Services.
His counterpart on the regulatory side of the Association
is Deputy Registrar Al Schuld, P.Eng., who's responsible for
the Registration, Compliance, Professional Practice, Special
Projects and Examinations departments.
Said Mr. Shrimpton: "It's quite a diverse portfolio so
I'll be relying on the talents of the managers in each area
to help define and implement agreed upon goals and actions.
My role is one of encouraging and supporting our staff, and
removing the roadblocks to achieving the goals we agree upon."