Terri-Jane Yuzda

NB Engineer Elected
CCPE President

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.

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