NAME

Stephanie Holko, P.Eng.

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Digital Transformation Project Manager

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Administration – Management of Innovation and New Technology, McMaster University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Hamilton Ontario
    • 2019 – 2021 Digital Transformation Project Manager
    • 2011 – 2019 Engineering Manager, Steelmaking and Utilities Business Units
    • 2004 – 2011 Process Improvement Specialist

ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Political Action Committee
  • Professional Engineers Ontario, Government Liaison Program Volunteer, Hamilton-Burlington Chapter

YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION

13 years registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), Oxygen Steelmaking Committee Member
  • Association of Women in the Metals Industries, Toronto Chapter Treasurer

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Women as Career Coaches, Mentor
  • Yves Landry Foundation, Board Director (Finance Risk and Audit Committee)
  • AIST, Digital Transformation Technologies Grant Mentor

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

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

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 would be an honour and a meaningful way to give back to the profession.

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 has been the touchstone of my leadership of our 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. This gives me greater appreciation for consensus-building and negotiation for positive outcomes for all, and I welcome the opportunity to serve on the Board with this mindset.