Ravinder Panesar, P.Eng., FEC
West Central Region Councillor
After graduating in civil engineering from MNR Regional Engineering College (now NIT) with honours, Panesar joined the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board, an undertaking of the Government of Punjab responsible for providing the water and wastewater infrastructure in Punjab under the International Development Agency. In 1986, Panesar became estate officer cum engineer to establish the Regional Engineering College campus (now NIT), a joint venture of the Government of India and State of Punjab, where he completed 80 per cent of the campus comprising of an administrative block, various teaching departments, faculty residences and student hostels, sports facilities and the infrastructure of roads, water and wastewater. In 1996, Panesar migrated to Canada and joined C&T Reinforcing Steel as a detailer and estimator. After obtaining his professional engineering licence in January 2000, Panesar joined PEO’s Brampton Chapter as an executive. Since then, he has served the chapter in various capacities, including chair, vice chair and almost 20 years as GLP chair. As a chapter chair, Panesar invited experts, speakers and politicians to enhance the knowledge and outlook of engineers. Panesar is a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and has mentored nationally and internationally educated engineers. In 2002, Panesar joined Albrecht Reinforcing Steel (now AGF Rebar) as a detailer and estimator where he supervised a team of estimators and managed diverse projects. Currently, Panesar is associated with Technoarc Inc., an architectural consultant, and MAGH Engineering Inc.