Suzanne Tessier, P.Eng.
Employer and Position
Bachelor of Engineering in Mineral Processing, 1979
Retired in 2013 after 34 years in the mineral industry with Inco/Vale nickel processing plants. Spent early career as 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.
Years of registration with Profession
28 years (1985)
Other Professional Affiliations Including Positions Held
PEO – member since 1985
Chief Warden of Camp 22 (Laurentian University) Iron Ring Ceremony
CIM – Sudbury Branch – Education Chair 1997-2000, Vice-chair 2001-02,
Chair 2003-04, Donations Chair, 2005-Present
Go Eng Girls – on organization team for events at Laurentian University
Sudbury Regional Science Fair Judge since 1980
WISE – Sudbury Branch member since 1996
Throughout my career, I have been a strong representative of the engineering profession both at work and in the community where I have been a long standing member in many local organizations. My focus has been on introducing young females to the possibility of engineering as a career and mentoring new female engineers in the mining industry. As a newly retired engineer, I would like to bring my management and volunteer experience to a provincial level organization to expand the reach of my involvement in the engineering profession.