Suzanne Tessier, P.Eng.
Suzanne Tessier was first elected to the OSPE Board in 2014 and then was appointed to the Board in 2020. She retired in 2013 after 34 years in the mineral industry with Inco/Vale nickel processing plants. Suzanne spent her early career as a process engineer involved in process improvement, research and development and environmental compliance. Experienced in operations management at the Copper Refinery, Acid Plant, Oxygen Plant, Smelter Utilities and Smelter Furnaces handling safety, production, manpower, energy and projects requirements. Participated in the feasibility study for a billion dollar atmospheric emissions reduction project prior to retirement. She has volunteered her time to the engineering community through activities such as participating as the Chief Warden of Camp 22 (Laurentian University) Iron Ring Ceremony, as Education Chair, Vice Chair and Donations Chair for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum – Sudbury Branch, President of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education as well as her involvement with Go Eng Girl. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mineral Processing degree from Laurentian University and in 2016 she received an honourary doctorate, recognized as the first woman to graduate from Laurentian University’s School of Engineering.