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Category: CINDE
Posted: Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 at 10:09 AM
On June 6th, 2017, the CINDE Board of Directors met along with CINDE Members at the CINDE Annual General Meeting (AGM) to discuss some very important aspects of CINDE’s operations relating to a number of key areas through the year.
 
Kevin Woit (Acuren Group, Inc.) transitioned into his role of Past Chair for CINDE and penned an incredibly positive report on his time as CINDE Chair as well as the future direction of CINDE. During his time as Chair, he was faced with many challenges, but the largest was the decline of the oil and gas industry which the non-destructive testing and inspection industry felt heavily.  Through focussing efforts on the strengths of the staff and organization, CINDE weathered the storm and is poised for growth in the coming year. In his report, he noted, “Some rejuvenation of the training business is visible and I remain very enthusiastic that CINDE is positioned to grow.”  As the Canadian economy continues to recover, CINDE will continue to offer excellent value and quality in all of our activities to the NDT community.
 
As Canada’s non-profit, member organization for the people and companies engaged in NDT, CINDE volunteers to be audited by a third-party every year. The report from the financial auditor noted that there are no inconsistencies and that the statements accurately reflect our operations. CINDE will continue to operate in a transparent manner and continue to serve the NDT industry in an honest and open way.
 
Finally, the CINDE Board of Directors experienced some position and personnel changes.  CINDE welcomed Ed Cabral (Sonatest) to participate as a Director on the Board. Ed is an industry veteran who was already active on the Ontario Chapter Executive who was very interested in helping NDT professionals in Canada engage with CINDE. After many years of service to CINDE and the NDT community, Tim Deagnon (TRD NDT Level 3 Consulting and Training Services) and David Craig (Pratt & Whitney Canada) were required by CINDE Bylaws to retire from the Board after a maximum term time of 8 years. Without the many volunteers who assist CINDE, the organization would not be able to function as strongly as it does. We thank our current and past Directors for their immense support and service to the organization and NDT community.
 
Our Board of Directors for 2017 - 2019 term are:
 
Executive Committee:
•Chairman of the Board: Fulvio Mini (Expertises UberSpec Inc.)
•Vice-Chair, Chair Member Services: Thomas Krause (Royal Military College)
•Vice-Chair, Chair Long Range Planning: Laura Obrutsky
•Secretary-Treasurer: Rick Robichaud (Team Industrial Services Inc.)
•Past Chair: Kevin Woit (Acuren Group, Inc.)

Directors:
•Roy Christensen (Christensen Qualityworks Inc.)
•Michael Connachan (ArcelorMittal Dofasco)
•Heather Kleb (Bruce Power)
•Ed Cabral (Sonatest)
 
We thank all those who were in attendance at the CINDE AGM and look forward to a bigger and better AGM next year!

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