July, 2000

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Noel Cleland Elected
Chairman of CCPE

Noel A. Cleland, P.Eng., currently an Alberta Director of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers and a former president of APEGGA (1991-92), was elected as Chairman of CCPE on May 27 in Montreal.

A resident of Canmore, Mr. Cleland is internationally recognized as an expert in petroleum engineering. He is the president and a director of Cleland Energy, a company he established in 1993. He also works as an independent petroleum engineering consultant, and was a part-time lecturer in petroleum economics at the University of Calgary.

"Free trade and economic globalization, Canadian industry's desire for less regulation and red tape, and the continued decline in registration and licensure by engineering graduates in the emerging disciplines of engineering have become huge issues for the engineering profession," said Mr. Cleland. "We must act quickly to preserve the future relevance of our regulatory system and our ability to protect the public. CCPE is leading the way. I am extremely proud to have been elected as Chairman of CCPE at this time, and of the work we are doing on behalf of the profession, and I look forward to helping the Council to meet the challenges that lie ahead."
Born in Australia, Mr. Cleland has worked primarily in the Canadian oil industry since immigrating to Canada in 1954. His experience includes 28 years with Sproule Associates Ltd. (Canada) in a variety of engineering positions, including nine as president. He is currently a member of Danoil Energy's board of directors, and has previously served on the boards of several other oil and gas companies.

The author of more than 60 scholarly papers on the oil and gas industry, Mr. Cleland is the recipient of numerous honours and awards including APEGGA's Frank Spragins Award and L.C. Charlesworth Professional Service Award, as well as the CIM Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award. He was awarded a BE with honours in mining engineering from the University of Sydney in 1950.

In addition to serving as president of APEGGA, Mr. Cleland has served as president of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, and the Petroleum Communication Foundation. He is a honorary life member and registered member of APEGGA, and a member of several other professional associations.

Joining Mr. Cleland on the CCPE Executive Committee for 2000-2001 are: Pierre Boucher, ing., of Montreal, Quebec (Vice-Chair); Richard Hancock, P.Eng., of Burnaby, B.C. (Past-Chair); Hollis Cole, P.Eng., of New Maryland, N.B. (Member); and Peter De Vita, P.Eng., of Richmond Hill, Ont. (Member).

CCPE is the national organization of the provincial and territorial associations/ordre that regulate the profession of engineering in Canada and license the country's 157,000 professional engineers. Established in 1936, CCPE serves the associations/ordre, which are its constituent and sole members, through the delivery of national programs which ensure the highest standards of engineering education, professional qualifications and ethical conduct.

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