Edward A. Silver, Sc.D., P.Eng., was recently
selected as a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research
and the Management Sciences. Dr. Silver is a faculty professor
at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business.
He received his bachelor of civil engineering degree from
McGill University and a science doctorate in operations research
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Silver has held visiting positions at many prestigious
educational institutes around the world. He has also consulted
and provided executive training and other workshops for a
wide range of organizations. His research and consulting activities
have centred on the analysis of tactical and strategic problems
arising in the management of operations. Specific areas of
application have included inventory management, process improvement,
production planning, supply chain management, and the use
of quantitative modelling to aid in decision-making.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
represents professionals in operations research and the management
sciences. The INFORMS Fellow Award goes to individuals who
have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional in the fields.
Calgary Geophysics Researchers Land
Top Professional Award
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists has awarded its
Distinguished Achievement Award to a University of Calgary
research group. The Consortium for Research in Elastic Wave
Exploration Seismology, or CREWES, conducts research on the
acquisition, analysis and interpretation of multi-component
CREWES is supported by government and industry sponsors, and
it shares its research findings and high-tech innovations
with them. It's made major advances in the use of three-component
recordings of three-dimensional wave responses. This research
provides a clearer picture of not just what geological structures
are below the Earth's subsurface, but also what types of rocks
and fluids make up those structures.
CREWES comprises six professors, 12 research staff and some
40 grad students from countries all over the world and a range
of industry backgrounds.
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is an international
professional society with 17,000 members in 110 countries.
Based in Tulsa, Okla., the society fosters and promotes expertise
and ethical practice in geophysics. SEG's annual conference
was in Dallas last month and U of C researchers had a significant
technical presence there, presenting research papers and posters
The Distinguished Achievement Award salutes groups that have
substantially advanced the science of exploration geophysics.
Institute Hires Business Development Officer
Richard Brommeland, P.Eng., has been appointed business development
officer for the National Research Council's National Institute
for Nanotechnology, located at the University of Alberta in
Edmonton. Mr. Brommeland's responsibilities will involve the
commercialization of nanotechnologies developed at the institute,
and developing business programs and collaborations with industries
in Alberta and Canada. He has worked as a technology broker
and worked with small- and medium-sized businesses across
Western Canada in technology commercialization and business
APEGGA Members Named to Alberta
Alberta Venture released its seventh annual list of Alberta's
50 Most Influential People in its July/August edition. As
well, September saw the presentation of the Venture100 list
of Alberta's 150 largest public, private and Crown corporations.
The influential people list comprises industry leaders, political
masters, academics and philanthropists. The following APEGGA
members are among them.
Tony Franceschini, P.Eng.
President and CEO, Stantec Inc.
Michael Grandin, P.Eng.
Chair and CEO, Fording Canadian Coal Trust
Richard Haskayne, Honorary Member
Chair, TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.
Harry Hole, P.Eng., and J.F. Hole, P.Eng.
Partners, Nunastar Properties Inc.
Doug Kelly, P.Eng.
President, Urban Development Institute Alberta
Senior Vice-President, Carma Developers Ltd.
Hal Kvisle, P.Eng.
President and CEO, TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.
Gwyn Morgan, P.Eng.
President and CEO, Encana Corp.
Eric Newell, P.Eng.
Chair and CEO, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Clay Riddell, P.Geol.
Chair and CEO, Paramount Energy Resources Ltd.
Venture100 lists are compiled with the research and assistance
of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The lists rank Alberta's 150
largest public, private and Crown corporations by revenue.
PricewaterhouseCoopers compiled the 2003 list using responses
completed by Alberta-headquartered companies, as well as publicly
available sources of information. The following companies
- either APEGGA permit holders or companies closely tied to
permit holders - made the top 20 of the Venture100.
1. Encana Corporation
3. Shell Canada
5. Husky Energy Inc.
8. TransCanada Pipelines Limited
9. Suncor Energy Inc.
10. NOVA Chemicals Corporation
11. Enbridge Inc.
12. Talisman Energy Inc.
14. Canadian Natural Resources Limited
15. Agrium Inc.
16. Syncrude Canada Ltd.
17. ATCO Ltd.
18. Nexen Inc.
19. PCL Construction Group Inc.
2003 Consulting Engineering
The annual Canadian Consulting Engineering awards are the
most important national mark of recognition for Canadian consulting
engineering firms. The following awards of excellence were
presented to APEGGA permit holders:
EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Category: Studies, Software and Special Services
Golder Associates Ltd.
BW Technologies Announces Acquisition
of U.S. Based Company
BW Technologies Ltd. is acquiring the outstanding shares
of a U.S. leader in gas detection systems. Manning Systems
has been designing precision gas alarm and leak detector safety
equipment for the refrigeration market since 1981. The company
specializes in gas detection systems for ambient air monitoring
of ammonia used in food storage and processing facilities;
its systems also monitor for carbon dioxide, chlorine, refrigerants
and carbon monoxide.
Manning Systems will maintain its operation in Lenexa, Kan.,
and its products will continue to be sold from there under
the Manning Systems trademark.
BW Technologies Ltd. is known for its reliable, innovative
and cost-effective equipment, and has been responsible for
setting many industry standards that exist today. It has followed
up its record fourth quarter of fiscal 2003 with strong year-over-year
revenue growth in the first quarter of fiscal 2004. This is
the 16th consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth.
Meanwhile, Oilweek Magazine has honoured BW Technologies Ltd.
with its best website award in the oil and gas services and
supplier category. The site was judged alongside numerous
multi-national companies, and was recognized for design, functionality
and written content.
|Equinox Engineering Ltd. was the presenting
sponsor for the Boo at the Zoo , Oct. 23 to 30 at the
Calgary Zoo.. On Oct. 26 the company hosted close to 700
guests at for an evening of food and fun at the zoo's
Safari Lodge. After the meal more than 300 kids travelled
throughout the zoo grounds to take part in all the Boo
at the Zoo Halloween activities. About 100 APEGGA members
attended with their spouses and children. Donations were
collected for the Calgary Food Bank. Above, from left,
are Dean Lubarsky, P.Eng., Equinox president, with daughter
Lauryn; and Scott Froggatt, Equinox director of sales,
with daughters Jeanine and Ali.