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PEMAC presents 2003 Sergio Guy Memorial Award

The annual Sergio Guy Memorial Award, presented by the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC), was awarded Oct. 24, 2003, to Brian Malloch.


December 1, 2003
By Bill Roebuck

The annual Sergio Guy Memorial Award, presented by the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC), was awarded Oct. 24, 2003, to Brian Malloch.

Malloch is only the sixth recipient of the award, which is presented annually to an engineering and maintenance practitioner who has made a significant contribution to the profession and PEMAC.

He received the 2003 award at a reception hosted by Federated Press and PEMAC at the Creating a 21st Century Maintenance Organization conference held Oct. 24-25, 2003, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto. The conference is produced by Federated Press of Montreal and sponsored and endorsed by PEMAC.

“The Sergio Guy Memorial Award is a way of remembering a former member and executive of PEMAC who made a significant contribution to the maintenance profession and the association,” says PEMAC president David Taggart. Taggart spoke for several minutes at the reception about Guy, an affable maintenance practitioner who died of a heart attack early in his career six years ago.

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Malloch is manager, facilities support, Goodrich Landing Gear Div., Goodrich Corp., in Oakville, Ont., where he is responsible for production equipment maintenance, facilities maintenance and plant engineering.

He was both surprised and humbled in receiving the PEMAC award. “It’s totally amazing,” he said.

“This is the best job a guy could have. It changes every day. And the best part is the ability to make change happen,” Malloch said. “Maintenance makes the world go round. I believe in change and I believe in improvement,” he said, adding that maintenance practitioners need to “take the shop floor to the top floor” to sell their success.

Malloch has worked for 21 years in aerospace manufacturing, 12 with Boeing in various capacities, including facilities and maintenance coordinator, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) development and training.

He has been with Goodrich for the past seven years, where he has developed a TPM implementation and training program and also teaches lean manufacturing techniques. As well, he leads the Goodrich corporate energy council, is a director of PEMAC, a member of the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) task force, and is an instructor in the Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) program at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ont.

Malloch also operates a consulting business, Brian Malloch & Associates Inc. of Milton, Ont., to assist other companies in the development of asset management programs and energy management initiatives. Although he plans to leave his job at Goodrich at the end of the year, he will continue to consult for the company.

After receiving the award, Malloch concluded, “This is the finest moment in my life — there’s no doubt.”

PEMAC elects new board

At the 2003-2004 annual meeting of the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) on Nov. 24, 2003 at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto, the following were elected to the board of directors.

David Taggart, president; Mehboob Karim, vice-president and director – website; David Durant, treasurer; Greg Sanford, secretary; Colin Carrington, director and MMP program registrar; Ray Yankanah, director, membership and database; Bill Thrasher, director and Durham Chapter president; George Constantinescu, director — East Ontario Chapter president; Dave Jackson, director — East Ontario and Atlantic Canada; Amr Ali Karim, webmaster; Bill Davison, past-president; Scott Anderson director; Brian Malloch, director; Glenn Stanley, member and finance committee.

Two posts are vacant: director, education and training; and director — Toronto Chapter president. Norman Clegg remains as executive director, a paid position with the association.

For more information about PEMAC, visit www.pemac.org, e-mail mail@pemac.org or call 905-823-7255.