Anthony Karakatsanis to lead Association of Consulting Engineering Companies

Mike Edwards   

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Anthony Karakatsanis (left) and Sylvia Jungkind.

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies — Canada (ACEC) based in Ottawa is has announced that Anthony Karakatsanis, P.Eng., president and CEO of the Morrison Hershfield Group has been named to the position of Chair of the ACEC Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. The announcement was made at the ACEC annual general meeting of members held virtually on October 27, 2020.

The ACEC has also announced that Sylvia Jungkind, CIP, CRM of WSP Canada in Edmonton is the recipient of the 2020 ACEC Chair’s Award.

Morrison Hershfield Group of Toronto is an employee-owned professional services firm providing engineering and management consulting services and WSP Canada of Montreal is a Canadian business providing management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment.

Karakatsanis first joined the ACEC-Canada Board in 2016 and served on various committees. During his term as ACEC Chair, he looks to build upon the excellent work of his predecessor Lawrence Lukey, P.Eng., and will continue to promote the important role of consulting engineers in Canadian society. He is committed to ensuring that ACEC remains agile and financially strong so that it can continue to engage with and support its members through the COVID-19 crisis and ensure that the consulting engineering sector has a voice and a role in the subsequent recovery.

ACEC President and CEO John Gamble, P.Eng., noted that “Anthony’s professional success combined with his passion for our sector will make him an effective ambassador and advocate for our industry and our association.”

Jungkind was selected for this year’s award in recognition of her years of service on ACEC’s Business Practices Advisory Committee, formerly ACEC’s Contracts Committee. She has also represented ACEC on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) for over 8 years. She is also a member of the CCDC Surety Sub-Committee, Chair of the CCDC Insurance Sub-Committee, and since November 2016, the CCDC Vice-Chair.

ACEC represents companies in Canada that provide professional engineering services to both public and private sector clients. These services include the planning, design and execution of all types of engineering projects, as well as providing independent advice and expertise in a wide range of engineering and engineering-related fields.

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