“I am excited to take over from my predecessor. I intend to continue the work begun last year to transform the OIQ and align the organization with all of its stakeholders,” stated Mr. Proulx.
With a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and an MBA from McGill University, Mr. Proulx has over 20 years of experience as a manager of large industrial projects. A member of the OIQ’s Board of Directors since 2014, he was appointed Chair of the Governance Committee and has held the office of Vice President of the Board since June 2015. Mr. Proulx is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Members of the Board of Directors also elected a new Vice President to fill in the office that was held by Mr. Proulx until his appointment. Accordingly, Pascale Lapointe, Eng., Project Manager, joins the OIQ's Executive Committee. All the other Executive Committee members elected in June remain in office as well.
It should be noted that under a motion adopted by members at the Annual General Meeting in June 2014, the President who will take office in June 2016 for a two-year term will be elected by members through universal suffrage.
About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of approximately 60,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest engineering. The mission of the OIQ is to ensure the protection of the public by supervising the practice of the profession within the framework of its constituent laws and ensure that the profession serves the public interest. For more information, go to http://www.oiq.qc.ca