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New president named to Professional Engineers Ontario


April 28, 2014
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, named J. David Adams, P.Eng., MBA, as its 95th president during its annual general meeting at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ont., on April 26, 2014.

Adams is only the second engineer to be elected president three times since the inception of PEO in 1922, having led the association during the 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 terms.

He studied arts and science at Carleton University before earning a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering at McGill University and an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Western Ontario. Involved extensively in mechanical engineering design and production management, he developed skills in acquisition analysis and business operations. He worked at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Imperial Oil in Alberta’s oil fields, Canadian Industries Ltd., Cockshutt Farm Equipment, Abitibi Power & Paper, and Rio Tinto Zinc Corp. (England). He also held senior positions with Canadian Gypsum and Massey Ferguson Ltd. before acquiring Canada Spool and Bobbin Ltd., and establishing Quality Performance Engineering Corp. Adams is now president of Maple Leaf Engineering, a consulting firm specializing in lean design and manufacturing processes, infrastructure renewal, wood product manufacturing facilities, sawmill and dry kiln design.