Stephanie Holko, P.Eng.
EMPLOYER AND POSITION
Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, Director of Project Development
• Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), Hamilton, Ontario
• ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Hamilton, Ontario
ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
OSPE Board Director for 2021-22 year, including Finance Committee and Infrastructure Task Force
YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION
14 years registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario
OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Association of Women in the Metals Industries, Toronto Chapter Treasurer
• OSPE Board Director, 2021-22 year
• Haltech Regional Innovation Centre, Board Director
• YWCA Uplift Advanced Manufacturing Program, Mentor
• Yves Landry Foundation, Board Director (Finance Risk and Audit Committee)
CONFERENCE OR TECHNICAL PAPERS PUBLISHED
• Development of KOBM Selective Slag Coating Practice (co-author), Iron and Steel Technology Magazine, 2018
• Technical Limitations for Developing a Practicable LMF Desulfurization Model, STEELSIM Conference 2019 Keynote
I am passionate about engineering and committed to upholding the high standards of this profession. Working in heavy industry for 17+ years, I have first-hand knowledge of the importance and relevance of engineers. As an engineering manager, I worked with students and with Canadian and internationally-trained engineers. Equity, diversity and inclusion are key to the strength of our profession and I will support the positive initiatives OSPE has underway. Serving on the Board is an honour and a meaningful way to give back to the profession, and I welcome the opportunity to serve for a further three years.
Research and innovation are core policy directions for Ontario and particularly for the Golden Horseshoe area, to help companies and cities grow in the near-future economic recovery. Innovation is driven by engineers and requires partnership and collaboration. Over the last several years, collaboration was the touchstone of my leadership of the digitalization program at ArcelorMittal Dofasco. It is partially funded by Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster and several industry partners and research institutions have joined forces to collaborate on this project. Currently, I work at NGen helping companies across Canada develop collaborative innovation projects. This gives me a greater appreciation for consensus-building and negotiation for positive outcomes for all, and I would serve on the Board again with this mindset.