My almost 30 year engineering career began in Northern Ontario’s Mining and Pulp & Paper industries, I then worked in steelmaking operations in both the US and Canada with Dofasco (now ArcelorMittal). After ‘tasting’ capital engineering projects with Dofasco, I was ‘hooked’ and moved into the consulting engineering EPCM world executing large complex industrial projects located around the world. At Hatch, SNC-Lavalin, Wardrop (now Tetra Tech) and Golder Associates, in my roles as a multi-discipline engineering manager and a process engineer at heart, I had the privilege to lead and support teams of professional engineers and designers representing a wide range of engineering disciplines to complete these projects.
Weary of travel and missing my family, I now mentor young engineers and project managers with Isherwood Geo-Structural Engineers to ensure the successful transfer of ‘gray hair knowledge’ to the next generation of professional engineers. I continue to fulfil my passion for education in my position with Humber College’s School of Applied Technology as their Industrial Liaison. My role is to connect the college to industry!
Another of my passions is Scientists in School – a science outreach not-for-profit – which I still volunteer with after having served on their board for 6 years. Giving back to the engineering profession is also important through my recent appointment as Lieutenant Governor Councillor to Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). My current career path is to build my board/directorship experience to feed my strong interest in corporate governance. I am married to Jamie, whom is extremely supportive of all my interests and a wonderful father to our 3 boys. He is also an engineer – our poor boys!