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Engineering regulator honours Thorndale engineer as an influence leader in the profession and community


Toronto – (May 13, 2019) – For his contributions to the profession’s high standards of professional practice and ethics, Joseph Adams, P.Eng., FEC, of Thorndale, Ontario, has been named a Member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour. He was inducted into the Order at a gala on May 3 in Toronto.

Since becoming a PEO volunteer in 2005, Adams has been a positive presence at both the chapter and provincial levels, providing advice and direction to colleagues to ensure successful programs and help promote engineering in the community.

A longtime member of the London Chapter, Adams has served many executive roles and made substantial contributions to committees for licence presentations, education outreach and government liaison, which he helped establish in 2008.

As chair of the Government Liaison Program (GLP) Committee, he helped build strong relationships with all six MPPs within the chapter’s boundaries. Under his leadership, the committee staged several town hall meetings bringing together politicians and engineers to discuss engineering at the local level. Adams continues to support the current GLP Committee chair, helping to ensure the chapter remains a government relations leader.

His commitment to service extends to the provincial level where he has been an active member of PEO’s Enforcement Committee, which is charged with advising Council on issues related to enforcement of the Professional Engineers Act.

“I hope my work on education outreach encourages more young people to become engineers and that my GLP work increases political awareness of the regulatory obligations of the engineering field.” he says.

The Order of Honour pays tribute to individuals who have rendered conspicuous service to the engineering profession. The rank of Member is bestowed upon those who have served the profession by contributing substantially to its operation or improvement in its status.

About Professional Engineers Ontario

Under the authority of the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 87,500 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario. PEO’s mission is to regulate and advance the practice of engineering to protect the public interest. Its vision is to be the trusted leader in professional selfregulation. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. Holders of limited licences can be identified by LEL or LET after their names.

For additional information or interviews, please contact:

Duff McCutcheon, Manager, Communications
Tel: 416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068;
Cell: 416-797-8175
Email: dmccutcheon@peo.on.ca

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