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PEMAC Award Winners

October 10, 2019 | By Mario Cywinski

PEMAC recently held its 2019 Awards Banquet as part of the Maintrain Conference in Edmonton, Alberta. A capacity crowd were on hand as awards were handed out for Best MMP Capstone Project in technical and business process categories; Best AMP Capstone Project; Maintenance Team of the Year, and the Sergio Guy award.

Capstone Awards

The 2019 Best MMP Capstone Project: Technical Focus was awarded to Mimi Ginger Wilde, System Engineer, Chalk River Powerhouse of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.

“Mimi’s MMP Capstone was an excellent technical improvement project that not only incorporated all of the appropriate concepts from the program, but also provided Canadian Nuclear Laboratories with a viable solution to improve system health across the Chalk River Powerhouse site and beyond,” said Al Johnson.


The 2019 Best MMP Capstone Project: Business Focus award was given to a team project submitted by Jeff Dumont, Plant Maintenance Supervisor and Michael Stewart, Technical Assistant, City of Calgary Transit.

“This final Capstone project addresses a real opportunity for Calgary Transit by aligning directly to the organization’s objectives for safe, reliable, cost-effective and accessible transportation. The specific project to improve availability of escalators at Calgary Transit LRT Stations and facilities demonstrates the learnings over the entire MMP certification program, and when implemented will have a return on investment well within the next budget cycle,” said Susan Lubell, President, PEMAC’s Board of Directors.

The 2019 Best AMP Capstone Project was presented to Mark Boomer, Planning Supervisor, Fort Nelson and McMahon Gas Plant with Enbridge.

“Mark’s project took a holistic view of asset management, encompassing all of the areas that impact and influence an organization’s asset management program. Focusing on strategic asset management at Spectra Energy, this project is a perfect example of complete alignment across the organization in driving value,” said Cliff Williams, Maintenance Manager at ERCO Worldwide.

Sergio Guy Award

The Sergio Guy Award was presented to Edith Mackenzie, Senior Liaison, Continuing Education & Corporate Training group, Northern Lakes College.

“We are pleased to honour Edith Mackenzie this year and applaud her contributions towards the improvement of the profession. Edith possesses many of the same principles of Sergio, including a hard-working commitment and contributions to the profession by working with companies to address the specific needs within their organizations. Edith has been integral in the process of coordinating continuing education and corporate training both online and onsite offerings of MMP and AMP. In her role, she supports the public by connecting them to the education needed to meet the demands of the current workforce across Canada,” said Lubell.

Maintenance Team of the Year

The Maintenance Team of the Year award was given to Edmonton Airports, and it’s maintenance team of over 150 professionals.

“We have an integrated maintenance management system with a clear line of sight to the performance, cost and resourcing requirements for all of Edmonton Airports infrastructure assets. Our people are engaged and have the information at hand to make informed decisions,” said Nick Jensen, Director, Asset Management at Edmonton Airports.

Photos courtesy: PEMAC.


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