The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Fellow OACETT 2022 Recipients

OACETT bestows the most prestigious designation to four certified members

The Fellow OACETT designation is the highest honour bestowed on a member of the Association. The designation recognizes the outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments and distinguished service of certified engineering technicians and technologists. 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 2022 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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Lloyd Chaput, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT

Lloyd has been an OACETT member since 1965 and a dedicated volunteer for over 22 years. His volunteer career involved several consecutive terms as Cornwall Chapter chair and four years as past-chair and vice-chair. During his leadership terms, he was committed to bringing members together and providing them with educational opportunities through meaningful events, including tours of his employer’s unique co-generation facility and other unique institutional tours. 

He served as his chapter’s liaison officer and sat on the St. Lawrence College Advisory Board, which focused mainly on technical courses. For many years, he served as a judge and presenter of the OACETT awards for applied science at Cornwall’s regional science fair. 

Lloyd graduated from Ryerson Institute of Technology and moved to Cornwall to work for the St. Lawrence Power Company. Not long after, he was hired by Cornwall Electric and then held various engineering and management positions in the electrical utility industry after that. 

During the 1998 ice storm, he played an integral role in the collaborative coordination that restored power in Eastern Ontario. 

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Joseph Ciccone, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT  
 
Joseph Ciccone, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT, has been a certified member of OACETT since 1989 and an active volunteer with the Association for 18 years, serving as vice-chair, chapter chair, past chair and director on the Toronto Central and York chapters of OACETT.


He is a graduate of Radio College of Canada’s General Electronics Technology Program and has had a prosperous 46-year career in the cable television industry. 

He started his career as an installer at Maclean Hunter Cable TV. He then advanced his career to become a service technician and a maintenance technician and eventually became the technical manager for the Toronto and Mississauga offices. In 1994, Joseph seized the opportunity to start his own company Wirecomm North Incorporated which offers highly skilled technical work for cable companies. The company quickly grew with offices in Barrie, Vaughan, Stouffville, and Vancouver, Washington, USA. 

Five years before he started his company, Joseph had a technical white paper published in the Canadian Cable Television Association's publication entitled "Implementation of Fiber Optic Cable with Considerations of the Short and Long Term Requirements," and he presented the paper at the Toronto Convention Centre.

Joseph is now semi-retired but continues to do a lot of volunteer work. He is president of the York Region Sci-Tech Fair, which organizes an annual science fair for students. He is a chaperone for students competing at the Canada Wide Science Fair and helps manage the OACETT Toronto Region Annual Golf Tournament that raises money for the Fletcher Foundation. 

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Greg Miller, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT
 
OACETT's past president and long-time volunteer Greg Miller, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT, our final recipient, could not join us tonight to receive his certificate. However, I wanted to touch on some of his accomplishments. 

Over the past two decades, Greg has worked in municipal building regulation and enforcement, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the building program and By-law enforcement. Greg successfully implemented e-permit services in Collingwood and The Blue Mountains, where building permits are submitted, reviewed, and issued electronically. Greg also participated in the Elliot Lake Commission, which resulted in safety, emergency response, and training recommendations in the sector.

Greg is also a dedicated volunteer who started off at his local chapter and later moved to the position of Vice-President of the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario before becoming OACETT's President in 2017. In that capacity, he led the Association's efforts toward modernization and unity with our sister associations through Technology Professionals Canada and made sure diversity and inclusion were the focuses of OACETT's strategic priorities. 

Greg also holds a Master's Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich Executive Education Centre and a Building Science Specialist Certificate from the University of Toronto Professional Development Centre.

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Lane Stevens, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT

Lane Stevens, C.E.T., Fellow OACETT, has been a member of OACETT since 1970, and his remarkable career spans more than 50 years.

He graduated from George Brown College as a Mechanical Technician in 1968. His professional career has focused on water supply, treatment, and potable drinking water distribution to his community.

He first worked in the private sector as a mechanical technician on large construction sites, including a heavy water production plant and several institutional buildings in Kitchener. Most of his career was spent as a waterworks technician at the City of Waterloo and maintenance supervisor at the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. He helped improve and upgrade the Region's drinking water systems significantly during his tenure. These include over 120 wells, 35 pumping stations, 14 groundwater treatment plants, a surface water treatment plant and two surface water treatment pumping stations.  

During the past decade, Lane has devoted his work to the consulting field as a senior site inspector, overseeing the upgrading and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure such as pumping stations, chemical systems, and process equipment at numerous drinking water facilities. His outstanding dedication to the engineering technology profession has enhanced the safety and protection of our drinking water systems.
 
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