Friends Member wins Outstanding Service Award

Mr. Allan Ball, P. Eng., FEC, graduated from Red River College with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 1974, and worked in the consulting and control businesses for a number of years before enrolling in APEGM’s examination program in 1982. After completing 16 exams or their equivalents and submitting a thesis, Allan obtained his professional status in 1990.  During these eight years, he spent virtually every year attending one or more engineering courses at the University of Manitoba.

Upon registration with APEGM, Allan became a member of the Communications Committee and was active on that committee until 1997, during which time he wrote numerous articles for the Keystone Professional. During the 1990s, Allan was active on ad-hoc committees dealing with the issues of electronic seals and guidelines for the use of the seal.  Between 1997 and 2001, he was a member of council and in 2001 was appointed Council representative on the Investigation Committee.  In 2006, he accepted the Chair position of the Investigation Committee, and with that role has also been part of the association’s Nominations Committee.

Allan has been involved with the ACEC – Manitoba Chapter, sitting on the industrial liaison committee in the late 1990s and currently serving on the Energy Committee. For the past eight years, Allan has also sat on, and served as interim chair of, the Mechanical Engineering Technology Advisory Board at Red River College, providing industry input to the College’s Mechanical Department. During the last two years, he has been a member of the Friends of Engineering.

Allan is a senior Project Manager and Associate at Hatch Ltd, a prominent Winnipeg engineering consulting firm. His career at Hatch has spanned 18 years during which time he has held the positions of Mechanical Department Head, Engineering Manager, and Quality Lead.

In the community, Allan has been deeply involved in the operation of his local church, having served in roles such as Board Chair, Trustee member, Trustee Chair, Property Development Taskforce Chair, sound technician, as well as providing project management and safe practice direction for church work projects.

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba was pleased to recognize continuing meritorious professional service by presenting the 2014 Outstanding Service Award to Mr. Allan Ball, P.Eng., on October 24th at a gala event held at the Hotel Fort Garry.