Hollis Cole, P.Eng., the head of a leading New Brunswick-based
engineering consulting and design build firm, has been elected
president of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers
for 2002-2003. A civil engineer, the new CCPE president will
focus on cooperation, teamwork and communications during his
term as CCPE president. Mr. Cole hopes to build on the positive
relationships the Council enjoys with APEGGA and its 11 other
constituent member associations to advance the objectives
of Canada's engineering profession. CCPE will continue to
communicate effectively at the national level with government,
employers, students and engineers, he says.
"CCPE's mandate is to support our constituent member
associations, by helping them to set consistent and high standards
for engineering in Canada that protect the public and facilitate
national mobility for licensed engineers," says Mr. Cole.
"Our national accreditation program as well as our national
guidelines on engineering education, admission to the profession,
ethical conduct and professional practice are part of this
work. But we can do more. Working as a team with our constituent
member associations, we will focus on advancing the profession
and promoting greater public understanding of engineering
through effective communication to the federal government,
employers, engineers, and engineering students."
Mr. Cole is president and CEO of ADI Group Inc., a multi-disciplinary
firm that offers professional engineering, project management,
environmental management, architectural, design build and
research services. He is also president and CEO of ADI Capital
Inc., an affiliate of the four principal operating companies
that make up ADI Group Inc.
Mr. Cole has supported the Association of Professional Engineers
and Geoscientists of New Brunswick since 1982, serving as
its president in 1997-1998. He was appointed to the CCPE Board
of Directors in March 1999 and was first elected to its executive
committee in 2000.
CCPE's 2002-2003 CCPE Executive Committee also includes President-elect
G. Gordon M. Sterling, P.Eng., of Toronto, representing Professional
Engineers Ontario. Mr. Sterling is past-president of PEO and
the chairman of The Office Planners and Users Group. Mr. Sterling
will be joined on the committee by CCPE Past-President Pierre
Boucher, ing., of Montréal, representing l'Ordre des
ingénieurs du Québec; Geoff Emberley, P.Eng.,
of Mt. Pearl, Nfld., representing the Association of Professional
Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland; and Bob Lorimer
P.Eng. of Whitehorse, Yukon, representing the Association
of Professional Engineers of Yukon.