DAVID WAYNE STEEVES, P.ENG.
Employer and Position
2011-present TLC Consulting, Principal (Management Consulting)
MBA 1987 Schulich Business School (Marketing)
BASc. 1979 University of Waterloo (Electrical)
2008-2011 Managing Director, Energy Sector (Calgary)
2006-2008 Vice President, Global Services (Toronto)
2002-2006 General Manager, Communications Sector (Toronto)
2000-2002 Global Client Director, Communications Sector (London, UK)
1998-2000 National Sales Executive, Telecom and Media (Toronto)
1979-1998 General Manager, Midrange Systems R&D Engineer/Product Manager
Board Member and Chairman, 2002-8
Chair of e-business committee
OSPE: Board member, 2006-8 (resigned due to out-of-province work assignment)
Toronto Board of Trade: Skills Task Force, 2002-4
Engineer-In-Residence (PEO), 2011-present
Collaborating with elementary school educators to volunteer teach the math and science curriculum, with particular focus on current events and projects that bring science alive! (potentially sparking early interest in science and engineering careers).
Pikangikum Working Group, 2011-present
A private sector volunteer group comprised of several P.Engs, focused on solving key issues in the Pikangikum First Nations community. Projects include infrastructure restoration, economic development and youth programs.
Junior Achievement, 2008-present
Providing education to youth on managing personal finances ("dollars and sense” program) as well as advising on entrepreneurial business plans.
HopeAir Volunteer pilot, 2007-present
Using personal aircraft to transport those of limited means, from isolated northern communities to specialized health care facilities in Toronto and London.
I am very proud to count myself a member of the Engineering profession which has benefited me both professionally and personally. "Engineering” has expanded from a career, to becoming a "state of mind”, leading to an attitude of seeking out solutions to challenges, coupled with a dedication to professionalism.
As an OSPE board member, in addition to proper stewardship of our organization, my key objectives would be twofold;
- Continue to raise the profile of our profession, focusing on awareness through early outreach programs to inform students on the benefits of our profession and the choices it provides. With the ongoing challenge in Ontario of growing our science and technology professional population, particularly with Women in Engineering, OSPE continues to have a unique opportunity to become a trusted advisor to government, educators and industry in heeding this call.
- Levering my General Management experience, offer assistance in determining the appropriate skills development relevant to our membership - necessary for "life-long” personal and professional growth. My belief is that skills development is achieved through professional training coupled with industry mentorship - a process I see OSPE can help to facilitate.
This continues to be an exciting time for both our profession and OSPE - I look forward to being part of it! Thank you for considering my nomination.