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2000 Order of Honour Recipients


Barry Hitchcock, P.Eng., Toronto

From his grassroots involvement as an executive member of the Scarborough Chapter to his service on PEO’s Council and Executive, as well as his service as CCPE Director, Engineer Barry Hitchcock has served the profession of engineering with distinction for over three decades.

Michael A. Ball, P.Eng., Ottawa

Over the course of his distinguished career, Engineer Ball has demonstrated a solid commitment and dedication to his profession and community. Engineer Ball’s dedication represents the highest standards of what “professional” means in engineering.


Eric Nejat, PhD, P.Eng., Richmond Hill

Because of his profound commitment to the advancement of engineering practice, Engineer Eric Nejat’s spirit of volunteerism has always had an effect on others as he worked to improve the profile of the profession in numerous ways.


Michel LaBonté, P.Eng., Brockville

As an executive member of the Thousand Islands Chapter, Michel LaBonté, P.Eng., excels in any role, whether in a leadership position or “behind the scenes” support. He has continually gone beyond the call of duty when it comes to fostering the understanding of engineering in young people.

Douglas Hatfield, P.Eng., Kingston

Engineer Hatfield has spearheaded activities to further the profession’s growth and development for nearly three decades. He has persevered to nurture the PEO chapter structure for many years.

Aziz Chikhani, PhD, P.Eng., Kingston

Engineer Chikhani’s profound commitment to the engineering profession has led him to volunteer his time and talents both inside and outside the engineering classroom.

Paul DiNovo, P.Eng., Oakville
For over 20 years, Paul DiNovo, P.Eng., has worked tirelessly to strengthen the ties between PEO Council and membership. He has been instrumental in the preserving the vitality of several PEO chapters.

Honorary Member

Ken Sharp C.A., retired PEO Treasurer

A significant portion of PEO’s financial prosperity has been due to Ken Sharp and his careful and dedicated stewardship of PEO’s funds and assets.