Toronto, ON – May 6, 2002 – An Order under the Professional Engineers Act has been obtained by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) against Emil Stavrikov for misrepresenting himself as a professional engineer. Stavrikov, a Mississauga, Ont., businessman, is not and has never been licensed as a professional engineer in Ontario, says the PEO.
PEO brought the application after it received a business card from Stavrikov’s business, A Real Security Company, on which he described himself as a “Professional Electronic Engineer”.
After reviewing affidavit evidence filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Honourable Mr. Justice Cameron declared that Stavrikov had breached several sections of the Professional Engineers Act in his use of the term “Professional Electronic Engineer.”
Stavrikov has been ordered to:
— Refrain from holding himself out as engaging in the business of providing professional engineering services to the public.
— Refrain from using the term “professional engineer”, “professional electronic engineer” and “engineer”, or any abbreviation or variation that would lead to the belief that he provides to the public services within the practice of professional engineering, until such time as he satisfies the requirements for licensing as a professional engineer in Ontario and is granted a licence by PEO.
— Turn over to PEO his business cards and all business material using the term “Professional Electronic Engineer.”
He further ordered costs to be paid by Stavrikov in the amount of $2,000.
THe PEO administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing professional engineers, and setting standards for and regulating engineering in Ontario so that the public interest is served and protected. Rigorously educated, experienced, and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public interest first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.