OTTAWA, ONT. – The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) has honoured Jean-Marc Carrière, the association’s former vice president of finance and administration, with this year’s Chair Award. Carrière retired after spending 21 years in the consulting engineering industry and with the association.
The Chair’s Award is given out each year by the outgoing ACEC Chair to an individual, individuals or organizations who have made an important difference to the consulting engineering industry. This year the award was handed out by outgoing Chair, Michael Snow, P.Eng., at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala
“This is an opportunity to recognize long and dedicated service to the consulting engineering sector,” said Snow. “I am honoured to present this award to Jean-Marc Carrière for his unwavering commitment to our association and industry.”
Carrière joined the association in 1998 as the manager of finance and administration. The role expanded to director in 2005 and vice-president in 2011, making him the longest serving employee of the organization. Carrière has also served as the director and treasurer for the Allen D. Williams Scholarship Foundation since 2009. The foundation gives a scholarship to one young ACEC member each year.
During his tenure at ACEC, Carrière has worked with a wide range of staff and presidents.
“I am very proud to have worked with all the personnel at ACEC during my employment and appreciate the level of commitment and team spirit required to keep this organization functioning efficiently and effectively,” Carrière said.
ACEC President and CEO John Gamble stated that the ACEC is indebted to Carrière for his vision and commitment to the association and the consulting engineering industry.
“Jean-Marc has not only provided a solid foundation of institutional memory but has also played a direct role in ACEC’s evolution over two decades” said Gamble. “Jean-Marc has played an important role in where we are today and where we are heading in the future.”
The association extended its best wishes to Carrière as he begins his retirement.