MRO Magazine

PEMAC forms Alberta Chapter

Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alta., hosted a luncheon session last fall for 25 Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) members and interested individuals at its downtown ca...


February 1, 2006
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alta., hosted a luncheon session last fall for 25 Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) members and interested individuals at its downtown campus. The session was held to launch a new PEMAC chapter and introduce the college’s offering of the PEMAC Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) certification course.

The session also provided an opportunity to conduct a survey of interest in the formation of a PEMAC chapter in the province and the group agreed to form PEMAC’s Alberta Chapter. Ron Bettin of EnCana Inc. is now heading that group.

Bettin opened the session by welcoming the attendees and thanking the college for providing the venue for the luncheon. He introduced Sharon Carry, president of Bow Valley College, who provided an overview of the college and explained its pleasure at being able to add the MMP program to its curriculum.

The keynote speaker for the luncheon was Jennifer A. Miller, a partner with the legal firm of Bennett Jones LLP of Edmonton. Miller gave a presentation titled, ‘OH&S Considerations for Maintenance Professionals,’ an overview of the current cccupational health and safety legislation from a legal perspective.

A presentation on PEMAC was given by Al Johnson of Clearpass Inc. of Calgary. This was followed by an overview of the MMP program subject matter.

Those who would like additional information on the MMP course can contact Pat Methuen at Bow Valley College at pmethuen@bowvalleycollege.ca, Al Johnson at alj@clearpass.com or Ron Bettin at ron.bettin@encana.com (also contact Bettin if you’d like more information on PEMAC’s new Alberta Chapter).