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Montreal maintenance professor awarded PEMAC honour

Toronto, ON - PEMAC (the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada) has presented its 2010 Sergio Guy Memorial Award to Michel Rioux, a professor and director of the Operations and Logistics Engineering program and Maintenance...


Toronto, ON – PEMAC (the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada) has presented its 2010 Sergio Guy Memorial Award to Michel Rioux, a professor and director of the Operations and Logistics Engineering program and Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) certification program at Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) in Montreal.

As an association, PEMAC strives to personify the highest degree of professional excellence and integrity through its membership and executive. In the early years of PEMAC, many visionary people laid the foundation for this commitment to excellence. One such member was Sergio Guy. Prior to his early and untimely passing, Guy was highly regarded both personally and professionally for his values, ethics and commitment. His devotion to his family, to his work, and to volunteerism was an inspiration, and he dedicated countless hours to establishing PEMAC as one of Canada’s leading professional associations.

In recognition of Guy’s principles, his commitment to PEMAC, and his exemplary contributions to the maintenance profession, PEMAC annually honours a worthy recipient with the Sergio Guy Memorial Award.

The award recognizes the efforts of an individual who has made significant contributions to both the profession and the association.

The most recent recipient, Michel Rioux, established PEMAC’s MMP program in the French language domestically and internationally. He has over 10 years of industry experience in both the private and para-governmental sector, and has worked in the field of production and maintenance engineering as an engineer and manager.

Rioux’ fields of interest, within the framework of his research, courses, seminars and collaborations with the industry, include operations optimization, logistics, reliability analysis, physical asset management and project management. His focus is on the development, improvement and technology transfer of various diagnostic, analysis and decision-making tools with a view to improving company performance.

“His personal and professional attributes of leadership, dedication and visionary contributions set him apart from his peers,” says Norm Clegg, PEMAC’s executive director.

PEMAC is a national not-for-profit association providing leadership, education and certification in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management practices. Its MMP education and certification program is now delivered through the continuing education or contract training departments selected colleges, institutes and universities in Canada using in-class, on-site or live on-line formats in both official languages. For more information, visit www.pemac.org.