Monday, May 12, 2008
J. David Adams, P.Eng., MBA
J. David Adams, P.Eng., MBA, assumed office on May 10th as the 89th President of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), following his election by PEO members in 2007 to lead its 70,000 licensees and interns and to chair its Council.
Mr. Adams was twice elected a PEO Regional Councillor and has many years of chapter, committee and task force service. He chaired both the Governance Task Force and the Audit Committee.
Born in Ottawa, he studied arts and science at Carleton University before entering McGill University where he earned a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering, and later his MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Western Ontario.
He has been involved extensively in mechanical engineering design and production management, as well as acquisition analysis and business operations. He worked at the National Research Council, in the oil fields of Alberta, CIL, Abitibi Power and Paper, and held senior positions with Canadian Gypsum and Massey Ferguson before acquiring the 140-employee Canada Spool & Bobbin Company. He is currently president of Maple Leaf Engineering, a consulting firm specializing in lean design and manufacturing, wood processing machinery, and sawmill and dry kiln design.
Mr. Adams is a past president of the Rotary Club and a member of Gideon International. He is happily married to Dorothy and has three grown children.
Professional Engineers Ontario administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing Ontario’s professional engineers, granting temporary, limited and provisional licences to practise professional engineering, and authorizing businesses to provide engineering services to the public. It sets standards for and regulates engineering in Ontario to protect and serve the public interest. Rigorously educated, experienced, and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.
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