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Thursday, 04 July 2013 14:38

PEO's Mentorship Program

Grand River Chapter is pleased to announce that it is continuing to participate in PEO’s Mentorship program. This program is designed to link Professional Engineers licensed with PEO with Engineering Interns to provide guidance and support to the interns as they progress towards professional licensure status. PEO believes that mentoring will help equip and prepare new engineers to have a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities and for success in their profession.


The PEO Mentorship Program is not a job finding program. The primary objective of the mentoring program is to help guide engineering interns through the licensing process, develop as professionals and assimilate into the engineering community.


This program session is expected to run from July 2013 to December 2013. Mentors and mentees would be expected to meet at least 2 hours a month over that time period and provide feedback to PEO.


Grand River Chapter is looking for licensed Professional Engineers to act as Mentors and for Engineering Interns interested in registering to be Mentees.


To find out more about the program or to apply to be a mentor or mentee please click here: PEO Mentorship program or contact by E-mail:

Monday, 24 June 2013 14:18

Chapter 2013 Golf Tournament

Organized by R.G. Zytner, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC 

The 2013 Tournament was held on Thursday June 20 at the Guelph Lakes Country Club.  The weather was excellent and 74 golfers had a great time.  There was a tie for the best team competition, with the team of Drew Stoltz, Rob Hoag, Marty Pearson and Bill Malyk, tying with the team of Glenn Turchan, Alana MacKinnon, Terry Gayman and Dan Murray.  Both teams posted a -8 score of 63.  The most honest team was Jeff Dietz, Vanessa Marshall, Karen Thrams and Jason Taylor.  Photos of the winning teams are below. 

Contest holes were sponsored by CRAWorld and Pentair Ltd., giving us the longest drive and straightest drive competitions.  The straightest drive was won by Amanda Froese, with Carrie McMillan and Evan Spinney winning the longest drive competition.  Hole sponsors were IBI Group, LVM Inc., Peto MacCallum Ltd., Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, providing closet to the pin opportunies.  Winners were Sean Jerry, Martin Piercey and Sarah Primmer.  

Lowest Gross Golf Team 2013           

                                 Lowest Gross PEO GRC Golf Team 2013

                  Honest Golf Team 2013

                                      Honest PEO GRC Golf Team 2013

Additional prizes for the prize table were provided by Burnside, Capital Paving Inc., CRAWorld, Gamsby & Mannerow Ltd., Guelph Lakes Golf & Country Club, IBI Group, MBN Environmental Engineering Inc., Meritech, OACETT, Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, Pentair Canada Inc., Peto MacCallum Ltd., and Tacoma Engineers Inc.

The Chapter looks forward to seeing everyone next year on Thursday June 19 at Guelph Lakes Country Club for the 2014 tournament.

Sunday, 05 May 2013 09:15

Skyjack Tour Spring 2013

Tour Organized by Jonathan Velasco, P.Eng


After a successful tour in the fall of 2012, Skyjack opened its doors again to members of PEO Grand River Chapter for another sky high experience on April 26, 2013.


Skyjack Plant 2 in Guelph is one of the company’s several manufacturing facilities worldwide that builds the self-propelled scissor lifts, articulated booms, telescopic booms and telehandlers. Skyjack began manufacturing scissor lift work platforms in 1986 and through the 1990's grew to over 30% market share to become a world leader in this sector of the aerial lift industry. Skyjack became part of the Linamar family in 2002 and since then, continued its dominance in the industry.


The tour host and VP of engineering Ed Lambert, together with Skyjack president Brad Boehler and their competent engineering team presented Skyjack’s history, the growth and stability of the company, the array of products and its worldwide presence as market leader.


PEO members were shown the welding, painting, assembly and testing of the different Skyjack models. A feedback from one participant states “The tour was educational and well organized. It tells me of smart leadership. My tour guide was awesome, friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. I wish I could learn more about your operation, culture, and philosophy.”


The finale was an adrenalin scissor lift ride 50 feet up in the sunny Friday afternoon. According to another participant, the exciting ride at the end of the tour drove home the product.



   Skyjack President Brad Boehler welcomes the PEO members 



         Skyjack ride on the scissor lifts at the end of the tour

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