PEO installed Roydon Fraser, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC, as its 104th president during its virtual annual general meeting (AGM) on April 29.
Mr. Fraser is a professor in the mechanical and mechatronics engineering department at the University of Waterloo. He was licensed by PEO in 1991; and in 1993, began volunteering on the Grand River Chapter executive, including service as chapter chair in 1996. From 1998 to 2019, he served nine times as an elected PEO Councillor and served on many PEO committees, including the Academic Review Committee. Mr. Fraser is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is a lifetime member of the Sandford Fleming Foundation.
At the AGM, PEO also introduced its Council for the 2023-2024 term. The five women and 20 men on the new Council govern PEO’s 91,000 licence and certificate holders, and regulate professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public interest.
The new leadership group includes province-wide representation from a wide array of sectors. The composition and operation of Council is dictated by Regulation 941 under the Professional Engineers Act. Most councillors are elected by PEO's licence holders. Currently, eight councillors are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, three of whom are not professional engineers.