OACETT welcomes a new president
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists is pleased to announce that Bob van den Berg, C.E.T., is their new president, for a two-year term that began on May 28, 2015. OACETT is the certifying body for engineering technicians and technologists in Ontario with more than 24,500 members province-wide. It confers and administers the professional designations of Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), Certified Technician (C.Tech.) and Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.), which are recognized as marks of professionalism within the engineering team.
Van den Berg comes to the position well prepared, having held volunteer positions at the executive level on the Government Relations, Professional Affairs and Services and Executive Committees. He served as chair of OACETT’s Durham Chapter and is the past chair of the Program Advisory Committee for Durham College’s Electromechanical Program.
“Bob has a clear and realistic vision of what he would like to see the Association achieve over the next two years and will start by reviewing OACETT’s five-year strategic plan to ensure it continues to meet the needs of today’s business environment,” said OACETT CEO David Thomson.
“He will focus on ensuring that our members have the skills necessary for the future through mandatory continuing professional development and that we have a technology platform that increases productivity across all levels of the Association.”
A graduate of Ryerson University’s Electrical Engineering Technology program, van den Berg is currently general manager of Murrelektronik Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murrelektronik GmBH that manufacturers automation components for industrial machinery and has offices in Mississauga and Montreal.
SOURCE OACETT – Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists