OSPE’s 2020 Board of Directors Candidate: Mark Frayne, P.ENG., MBA, PMP

mark frayne NAME

Mark Frayne, P.ENG., MBA, PMP

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

BESTECH, Manager Mine Engineering Services

EDUCATION

  • 1987- BASc., Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1999- MBA, Wilfred Laurier University
  • 2018- Northern Leadership Program, Laurentian University

EXPERIENCE PROFILE

  • 2016 – 2019 Director of Engineering Services, City of Greater Sudbury
  • 2004 – 2016Engineering & Project Management, KGHM International Ltd., Sudbury

ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Professional Advisory Committee – Project Management (Chair); Cambrian College
  • Municipal Engineering Association; Awards & Recognition Committee
  • Mines & Aggregates Safety & Health Association, Vice-Chair Technical Advisory Committee

REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Manitoba

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Sudbury PEO Chapter; Member & WISE Liaison
  • Project Management Institute; Project Management Professional
  • Canadian Institute of Mineral and Metallurgy
  • CIM Sudbury Branch
  • Women in Science & Engineering
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
  • Association for Mineral Exploration
  • Ontario Mining Association

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Scouts Canada
  • VP of Westmount Community Association
  • Manager, Coach/Trainer – Sudbury Playground Hockey League
  • Coach – Sudburnia Soccer Club and Minor Hockey Association
  • Treasurer, Huron Woods Community Association

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

Our society is currently experiencing political and environmental upheaval. It is my opinion that the engineering profession has a key role influencing and guiding our society to find a balanced approach to ensure safe, environmentally sound and sustainable growth.

There is a belief that mining, and farming conflicts with society’s response to climate change. Growing up in a small farm community and working over 30 years in mining has helped me develop a balanced perspective. Preparation for the consequences of climate change and these two industries are fundamentally intertwined because the fact is “If you don’t grow it you have to mine it.”. It is the responsibility to help society recognize this fact and be leaders in the changes to come.

I am committed to the core values of ensuring public safety and heighten the relevance of engineering in todays’ society. I understand that like society the PEO and OSPE must find a regulatory and advocacy balance the engineering profession.

I am a passionate grassroots, community-oriented engineer, educator and mentor, it is my belief that OSPE must continue to strengthen our advocacy role by engaging all engineers, not just members. OSPE must continue to establish successful outreach programs to encourage diversity and enhancing recruitment and retention of engineers Finding a way to assume the governance of chapters and evolving the hubs will help elevate the relevance and value of the engineering profession to the public, engineers and engineering graduates.

Away from work, you can usually find me doing renovations, fishing, hiking or canoeing on the shores of Makada Lake in Lively with my family.

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