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    Robert Sauvé steps down as President of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

    mercredi 12 août 2015
    • Montreal, August 12, 2015 – Robert Sauvé, Eng., FEC, announced that he is stepping down today as President of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. After holding two major offices for more than a year, he would like to dedicate himself fully to his duties at the Port of Montreal. “I am Director of Infrastructure Management and our challenges are extremely rewarding and important to the economic development of the greater Montreal region. With my team, I want to continue doing my part to fully meet them.”
    • Under his direction, the OIQ improved its governance, restored its financial health, laid the foundation for its financial sustainability, began an extensive organizational shift rooted in operational improvements, instituted a code of ethics for the Board of Directors, conducted a provincial tour to get closer to its members and rebuilt its business relations, particularly with the Réseau des ingénieurs du Québec.
      Mr. Sauvé believes that the OIQ has all the tools it needs to continue its transformation. “When I arrived, we were going through a tumultuous period and many partners were reluctant to trust us, but that is no longer the case. We have accomplished a lot, especially by setting up structural measures to refocus the OIQ on its main mission of protecting the public,” he explained.
      “I leave with the feeling that I have fulfilled my duties. The course has been plotted, control has been restored, trust has been re-established and a solid team is in place to carry out the plans," he concluded.
      Mr. Sauvé thanked the Port of Montreal authorities, who generously agreed to and supported his presidency at the OIQ. He also expressed his gratitude to the OIQ’s board members, executives and staff for their support and dedication during his term. Finally, he specifically thanked all Québec engineers who demonstrate a passion for their profession, professionalism in their daily work and enthusiasm in working for the future of the profession.
      As for the next President of the OIQ, one of the vice presidents will soon be appointed by the Board of Directors to take over this office in order to ensure a smooth transition.
      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.
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