The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Fellow OACETT Designation 2020 Recipients

OACETT awards most prestigious designation to five certified members

The Fellow OACETT designation is the highest honour bestowed on a member of the association. The designation recognizes the outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment and distinguished service of certified engineering technologists and technicians. OACETT members, who receive this distinction, are committed to shaping the future of the engineering technology and applied science field, and serve as an inspiration to others. 

Congratulations to the 2020 Fellow OACETT recipients! You exemplify the core values of OACETT, including integrity and ethics, professional commitment and readiness to advance the profession. Through your professional achievements and exemplary service, you have raised the profile of OACETT and the profession. Because of this and more, we are incredibly proud to name you, Fellow OACETT.

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Steve Barnes, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT
Steve Barnes began his outstanding volunteer service with OACETT in 1992 at the Toronto West Chapter as secretary, vice-chair and chair from 1994 – 1997 and again as chair from 2003 to 2007. He served as PASB councillor from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2007 to 2017. He has also served on the IETO Board, Editorial Advisory Committee, Examination Committee, MPP Link Program and the Government Relations Committee.  Presently, he is a trustee on the Carole and George Fletcher Foundation Board and secretary-treasurer for the Toronto region. 

In 2007, Barnes founded and presently coordinates the Toronto Region Golf Tournament, a professional networking and fundraising event that raises awareness of the Fletcher Foundation and generates proceeds for the cause.  He has also maintained a more than 20-year relationship with Humber College, which includes participating in their annual Student Awards Program.  

In addition, throughout his volunteer service, he has advocated for professional development and training of OACETT members and promoted the importance of networking professionally with colleges, businesses, and government and private agencies. He also tirelessly promotes OACETT and the Toronto West Chapter at public events.
 

Barnes received OACETT’s Outstanding Community Service Award in 2000. He holds a bachelor of architectural technology from Southern Polytechnic Institute in Marietta, Georgia. He has more than 30 years of experience in the natural stone industry, primarily in the marble and granite sector.

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William J. Climie, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT

William J. Climie has provided over 20 years of excellent and commendable volunteer service for the advancement of the Association in different capacities, such as college liaison, PEO liaison, chapter chair, director and member of IETO’s Complaints Committee.
 
He is devoted to mentoring engineering technology college graduates toward achieving OACETT certification. In 2003, he received the Blake H. Goodings Memorial Award in recognition of an innovative mentoring program he developed for Windsor-Essex Chapter members. Climie also received the Lifetime Membership Award in 2008, one of the highest honours that OACETT can bestow upon a member. In 2015, he received the Distinguished Service Award for promoting the value of certification to potential members, industry and the public.  
 
He chaired the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Committee, which mentored members seeking a LET designation from PEO, certification with OACETT or those who needed to meet their OACETT CPD requirements. Climie authored the e-book Easy Guide for Certification of Engineering Technicians and Technologists, and led many OACETT information sessions for public awareness of OACETT benefits and encouraged graduates to become members.
 
Climie graduated from Hamilton’s Institute of Technology in 1961 and worked at Ontario Hydro for many years. While at Ontario Hydro, he complimented his technical training with a business administration certificate. 

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Allan Major, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT

Allan Major began his career 36 years ago with the Canadian government in the energy, mines and resources ceramic section. For two years, he was involved in thermography studies, unearthing the thermal conductivity of minerals, developed a Northern Ontario magnesium deposit and completed waste pulp discharge projects in Quebec. From 1969 to 1972, he worked on research programs for the materials division of Bell-Northern Research. During this period, he researched and developed rare earth anti-stokes phosphors, which garnered four published technical papers and earned British and Canadian patents for his invention.
 
In 1972, Major’s career course changed when he joined the Ontario Research Laboratory (ORF).  Over the 30 years at ORF, he worked in various capacities, including the manager/operator of insulating glazing laboratory in the materials division, the testing supervisor for the asbestos testing lab, asset auditor for the metallurgy group’s material division and, last but not less, the construction manager for the insulating glass lab.  While at ORF, he developed a moisture meter for concrete mixtures, concrete foam insulation and flame sprayed glass coatings on concrete blocks. He also improved a new measuring method for spinning grade fibres, reduced friability of sulphur pellets, and tested and certified bitumen and insulation.  Additionally, he launched the construction of the insulation glass lab for certification of insulating sealed glass units and witnessed the lab’s accreditation during his tenure.
 
Major joined OACETT in 2000 and is currently the vice-chair of the Windsor-Essex Chapter.  He is a graduate of Western Ontario Institute of Technology, presently known as St. Clair College of Applied Art and Technology and is an active member of Scouts Canada.

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Stephen Morley, C.E.T., CIM, Fellow OACETT

Stephen Morley began his 16-year distinguished volunteer career with OACETT in 2001.  As a dedicated volunteer, he served OACETT in various capacities, including president, past-president, president-elect, vice-president of IETO, IETO councillor – Central Region and Georgian Bay Chapter chair. He was also chair of the Bylaw Committee, Government Relations Committee and Nomination Committee.  

He began his 30-plus career as a designer for an equipment manufacturer shortly after graduating from Centennial College’s three-year mechanical engineering technology – design program. Not long after, Morley joined Ontario Hydro to work in research and development (R&D). Over the four-and-a-half years at Ontario Hydro, he developed tools for the nuclear power generation business and carried out structural integrity measurements of various power stations.  Welcoming a new challenge, he accepted an R&D position in the plastics industry before moving into process engineering for a world-leading manufacturing company for five years. Morley continued to advance his career, moving to a plastic container-manufacturing firm as an engineering manager. For eight years, he oversaw maintenance, health and safety, quality, capital budgeting, project management, R & D, and process improvement at the firm. 

Presently, Morley works for CSA Group and is the senior operations manager for the organization’s field evaluation department. Over the 11 years with the CSA Group, he has held five positions, two of which were in the United Kingdom integrating an acquired business, building a state-of-the-art lab and improving business performance at a transportation performance facility. 

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Stephen Parenteau, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT

Steve Parenteau is an associate and senior consultant with J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, a professional consulting firm providing multidisciplinary engineering, architecture, planning, and project management services to diverse clients in Canada and abroad. He was an executive director with the firm from 2001 to 2017, and in 2012, he made company history as the first and only technologist to achieve the role of vice-president.

He has a Diploma of Technology in mechanical engineering from the Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon and is a long-time OACETT member in good standing. He also belongs to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and the National Fire Protection Association.

Parenteau is a primary resource within the firm, offering counsel and assistance to senior leadership in resolving complex issues. He remains intimately involved with the firm’s Buildings practice, acting as a project manager and/or principal-in-charge on many key projects. He also supports other project managers, providing assistance and counsel in the analysis and resolution of complex design challenges.

As a highly experienced senior mechanical designer, Parenteau has extensive design, contract administration, and project management experience in the commercial, institutional, and industrial sectors, including experience in alternate forms of project delivery.

 
Call for 2021 Fellow OACETT Nominations
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Nominate a certified member who has demonstrated one or more significant achievements/contributions in the engineering technology or applied science field.
 
As an inclusive community, we strongly encourage nominations for women in technology, people of all ages and individuals who represent the rich cultural diversity of Ontario. 

The Fellow OACETT Committee welcomes self-nominations. 

Click here to download the 2021 Fellow OACETT Nomination Form.

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