June 30, 2020

CTTAM Nomination Committee announces Board of Directors nominations

Winnipeg, MB, June 30, 2020 — The Certified Technicians & Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) Nomination Committee is pleased to announce the nomination of Chad Erickson, C.E.T. (second-term) and Shannon Nordal, C.E.T., to stand for election to CTTAM's Board of Directors, with elections and terms to commence at the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held this fall. Additional nominations can be added before the AGM. If there are no additional nominees, they will be appointed at the AGM.

The Nomination Committee consists of Past President, Kellie Orr, C.E.T. (Chair); Grant Nicol, C.E.T.; Larry Drebniski, C.E.T.; Phelan Mar, C.E.T.; Marlon Petrasanta, C.E.T. and Robert Okabe, C.E.T., FEN (Hon.), IntET (Canada). 

Board of Director members are allowed to serve two terms.

Chad Erickson, C.E.T.
Chad Erickson has been employed for the past five years with Amsted Rail as a Control Specialist. He designs, manages, and supports new and existing electrical and automation infrastructure and control systems to meet the demands of their customers.

He is a Red Seal Journeyman Construction Electrician and currently holds an HC license, M-T license and a City of Winnipeg Contractor license. He also has been a member of CTTAM since 2008 and is a Board Director.

Chad is has applied with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba to become an Engineering Licensee with a specified scope of practice in controls and automation. He is currently enrolled in the Project Management program at Red River College.

Shannon Nordal, C.E.T.
Shannon graduated with honours from the Environmental Engineering Technology program at Red River College and is a Certified Engineering Technologist with CTTAM. During her time at college, Shannon began working at Dillon Consulting Limited as an environmental technologist where she was awarded Co-operative Education Manitoba’s 2017 Co-op Student of The Year, and received a national honourable mention from CEWIL Canada. 

Shannon has also been an active volunteer with CTTAM’s Leadership and Development Committee since 2016. She regularly attends CTTAM events and has participated in information sessions with technology students. In 2019 Shannon was awarded the CTTAM President’s Volunteer Award for helping drive student registration numbers and participating in CTTAM’s strategic planning session. 

Shannon now works at Red River College in the Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management Department, both in the co-op education office and instructing the environmental management course. She enjoys establishing meaningful industry partnerships through co-op opportunities and working closely with students to support them through their academic and professional careers.    

Over the past 55 years, CTTAM has supported the recognition of engineering technologists and technicians for their important role in engineering technology and applied sciences. Our primary purpose is the certification and regulation of our Members.

For further information, please contact:
Robert (Bob) D. Okabe, CEO & Registrar