"Sergio Guy Memorial“ Award Announced

PEMAC Awards

The Board of Directors of the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) is pleased to announce that Dick Olver has been named the 2018 winner of the Sergio Guy Memorial award. This prestigious award recognizes the efforts of an individual who has made significant contributions to both our profession and our association. Over the years the Sergio Guy Memorial Award has acknowledged the outstanding achievements of many professionals, maintenance managers, professional writers, educators, and consultants, all of whom have portrayed excellence in promoting and representing our Association, the profession, and our members.

In his professional role Dick won corporate support at Agrium for a major initiative that transformed the organization’s approach to reliability and contributed millions in insurance premium savings. His efforts delivered even more in performance benefits and contributed to the level of competence of engineers, supervisors and staff, many of whom are involved in PEMAC and other professional organizations to this day. He introduced competency requirements, the need for external certifications, for those who would seek to advance their careers. Competency is now taking center stage throughout our profession.

Dick has served SMRP, the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals, leading the development of the well-respected KPI initiative. His contributions to PEMAC include helping to initiate the Alberta Chapter, serving as an instructor in the Maintenance Management Professional certification program, offering papers at our annual MainTrain conference and, most recently, serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors.

It is with great honour that we present Dick with this year’s Sergio Guy Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to our profession.

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