2023/24 Council Nominations!

Please see below letter’s from this year’s candidates. Please note that all positions are acclaimed so voting will not be required.


Candidates for this year’s election


AETTNL Members,

Please accept this letter as my intention to run for one of the two open seats on council.

I worked the first half of my life as a tradesperson in the automotive industry.  I changed direction in 2017 when I enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at the College of the North Atlantic.  While there, I was introduced to AETTNL, and I then enrolled as a student member.  During that time, I filled the role of student member on council.

Post graduation, I worked with the MUN Engineering department as a Mechanical Technologist in their thermo and fluids labs.  I followed that with a position at Genoa Design International as a Designer/Quality Checker, where I designed and quality-checked production drawings for the shipbuilding industry.  I have recently moved into the industry of commissioning and start-up with Paradigm Technical Services.  This position of Commissioning Specialist has me working as part of the team responsible for getting the TN FPSO back into production.

I would like to have the opportunity to give back to the Association and help its growth in the future.

Thank you for your consideration.

Martin Whiffen, PTech


AETTNL Members,

Please accept this letter as a notice of my intent to seek re-election as a councillor for AETTNL.

I have been a member of AETTNL since 2016 (PTech), having served for the past 2 years as the Labrador member, I would be honored to continue representing our members throughout all districts. I am a graduate of the technology program at College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University. For the past 6 years I have work for National Defense providing engineering management solutions for DND facilities contracts.

My goal for the next 2 years is the continue our fight for provincial legislation that will recognition of all of our skills, knowledge, hard-work & education.

Thank you.

David Burke, P.Tech