Vote for the 2022/23 Council!
Voting for the incoming council can be done anonymously via the link below. It is important all certified member exercise their right to vote. Voting will be available until October 20th at 4:00 pm.
Candidates for this year’s election
I begin by expressing a sincere thank-you for allowing me to serve as your Vice-President this past year. With your council, we have continued to represent your interests by maintaining your professional association and its national recognition, while working on key initiatives for its advancement.
Two key areas of ongoing effort include protection of AETTNL and its professional designations through provincial legislation; and the planning and implementation of professional development. The recognition of our association and its certified professionals, with legislation protecting the AETTNL quality assurance and control framework for certification, and its professional designations, is paramount. We continue to inquire with government as to the status of this very important legislation as we have provided all requested information and support documents. This will continue to be our top priority. The other key effort area involves planning and implementing a professional development resource for members. While the plan is in early stages, the goal is to provide added value for the membership, while also supporting any related legislation conditions.
My work with council in representing your interests has been very rewarding, and I offer my services as your association President to continue this work for another year. If elected, I will continue to support and promote your interests provincially, nationally, and internationally; work on securing our legislation; and work on new initiatives for growth.
As I have stated before, I believe in AETTNL (all of you as valued members), and in the quality and respectful practice delivered to our stakeholders. Working together, and with a positive vision, we will continue to build our association and support its important place in the technology profession.
Newton Pritchett, PTech
Please accept this letter as my intention to run for the position of Vice-President of AETTNL. I have been a member of AETTNL for 25 years. In those years I have attended almost every AGM and stayed informed about the work being done by AETTNL both provincially and nationally.
From 2019 – 2022, I served on the Certification & Registration Board and for the last 2 years I have been a member of AETTNL’s council. In 2021, working with the ESO, I revised AETTNL’s practice exam and created a digital version which makes the exam more accessible for applicants. Council also undertook a major review and revision of the constitution this past year which was approved at a Special Meeting in May. I have enjoyed my time as a councillor and I feel ready to take on the challenge of the vice-president role. There is still lots of work to do especially in the areas of growth of the Association as well as the ongoing push for legislation.
Since 2004, I have worked as an Instructor at Ridge Road campus of College of the North Atlantic (CNA), teaching the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology. At CNA, I promote AETTNL to my students and colleagues every chance I get. For the last few years before the pandemic, I helped organize AETTNL visits to the campus which were well attended by students and faculty. I plan to continue to help grow the relationship between AETTNL and CNA.
I am excited about the future of AETTNL, and I want to have an active part in shaping that future. I respectfully ask for your support.
Thank you for your consideration,
Andrea Scott, CET
I would like to be considered during the upcoming election for the position of Councillor.
I have been a certified member of the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1986. Throughout the past seventeen years, I have played a more active role in the activities of the Association. During this time, I have served as a Board Member representing both the Eastern and Labrador Regions and I was previously the representative for AETTNL on the CTAB Board of Directors, a position I held for 5 years.
I believe that my experience and knowledge of AETTNL is an asset and by maintaining an active role as Councillor on the Board, I will be able to assist the President in future endeavors and objectives for our association as set out in its Constitution and By-Laws.
I appreciate your accepting this letter as my application for this position, and I look forward to hearing from the Committee in the near future.
Edward Mercer, CET
General Membership of AETTNL,
Please accept this letter as indication of my intention to run for one of the seats currently up for election to the 2022/23 AETTNL Council at this year’s 54th Annual General Meeting. I have been a member of the AETTNL for the past 11 years, becoming a Certified Member in 2011.
I graduated from The College of the North Atlantic in 2009 with a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. For the past 2 years I have worked with Parks Canada as Technical Services Officer for National Historic Sites. Previous to this I worked for a heavy civil construction company for 11 years holding roles such as, Field Engineering Technologist, Project Completions Coordinator, QA/QC inspector and Project Quality Manager. I have worked on projects such as the Wuskwatim Hydro Project, Vale-Long Harbor Processing Plant Project, Hebron Topsides Project – Bull Arm Fabrication Site and the Lower Churchill Project – Muskrat Falls Site.
Serving on the AETTNL council would give me the opportunity to help advance current initiatives such as the Right to Title Legislation. I feel my experience would be an asset to the association and in turn you the members. Thank you for your consideration, I would be pleased to be elected to serve as a Counsellor on the 2022/23 AETTNL Council
Gerard Warfield, P.Tech
To: AETTNL Membership and Council
Please accept this letter as notice of intent to seek re-election as councillor for AETTNL.
I have been certified as a Professional Technologist with AETTNL since my return to the province in 2016. My professional experience includes work in the construction, trenchless and offshore industries. In 2020 I decided to become more active in the Associations activities and development and became involved as councillor.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges during my initial tenure on council and I have outstanding issues that I would like to continue working on as part of council. I am very passionate about Right to Title legislation. I would be honored to continue my efforts as part of council to see the legislation passed to see protection to our title and trade as Professional Technologists.
I humbly ask for your support in re-election and the opportunity to continue in assisting council with the progression of our association.
Matthew Peddle, P.Tech
I would like to put my name forward as a nominee to serve on the council of the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL). I recently moved to St. John’s NL, from Pickering, ON, and hold dual membership in AETTNL and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
I work fully remote for the Mechanical and Electrical consulting firm Crossey Engineering Ltd. in Toronto, ON. I hold a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo and an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design from Centennial College. I have experience serving on the board of directors for Hike Ontario, which is a registered charitable association of Hiking Clubs from across the province of Ontario. In my role there, I was responsible for the evaluation of group commercial insurance policies that Hike Ontario would procure and include individual clubs under their policy. This association had very limited financial and volunteer resources, so creativity was the name of the game.
I hope to bring several benefits to the AETTNL table as a member of the council. First and foremost, my dual membership and employment presence in Ontario has the potential to provide unique inroads to consulting and possibly collaborating with OACETT to further some of our goals in the areas of legislation, membership benefits, and certification. Second, my experience with Hike Ontario highlights my understanding of
association processes, deliverables, politics, and missions.
Please consider me for one of the positions on the council, and I look forward to serving the membership of the association.
Brendan Zamojc, PTech / C.E.T