2020-21 ASET Council Nominees

For President

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Ray Wilkinson,
C.E.T.

For President

Ray Wilkinson is a native Albertan. He’s spent much of his life and career in Western Canada and the Canadian arctic. Ray collected trades tickets like baseball cards. He earned his steamfitter/pipefitter, plumber and gasfitter tickets through the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). And then graduated from NAIT as a building construction engineering technologist in 1988.

Ray’s interest and curiosity in nature and science was inherited from his father, a carpenter and later entomology technician for the Canadian Forest Service.

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For First Vice President

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Kevin Whelan,
C.E.T., PMP, CACE, CSM

For First Vice President

Originally from Cape Breton, N.S. Kevin Whelan became a student at NAIT in 1990 and immediately joined ASET as a student member.His career has taken him across the country. His first stop was to Calgary through a work transfer. In 1998, because of the downturn, he went to Waterloo, Ont. where he served as a manufacturing engineer in an auto parts plant. He returned to Alberta two years later, jumping back into both the oil patch and academics.

Over the next decade he earned two certificates from NAIT: project management and lean manufacturing. He also picked one up from the University of Alberta, for adult and continuing education. Kevin didn’t waste time before applying what he had learned in school, obtaining his lean certification from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

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For Second Vice President

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Corey Klimchuk,
C.E.T.

For Second Vice President

Corey started his career as a technologist in 2009, enrolling at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). After completing the Geological Technology program with a Geo-Environmental Specialization, Corey continued on to NAIT’s Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management program. 

Corey spent his first years as a technologist working for a groundwater consulting firm before joining Pinchin Ltd. (Pinchin) in 2014 as an environmental technologist. Since then, he has rapidly grown from a successful technologist to project manager and is currently Pinchin’s Business Development Manager in the Prairies. 

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Wade Weaver,
P.Tech.(Eng.), B.Tech., PMP

For Second Vice President

Wade Weaver grew up on his family’s farm north of Lloydminster, Alta. At an early age, he learned all about farming equipment and agricultural tools. He started in construction but changed tracks and took the civil engineering technology program at Lethbridge College. He worked as a labourer, operator and survey assistant to pay his way through school.

A great believer in lifelong learning and professional development, Wade obtained his C.E.T. in 2009. He next enrolled in NAIT’s bachelor of technology in technology management (B.Tech.) program, graduating with honours in 2012. Two years later, he earned his PMP designation and followed that up in 2015 with a designation as a P.Tech.(Eng.).

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Greg Widmeyer,
C.E.T.

For Second Vice President

Greg Widmeyer has operated as a certified engineering technologist (C.E.T.) for the past eight years, and has worked in Information Technology in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry even longer than that, for 12 years. During this period, he’s worked alongside C.E.T.s and engineers in various disciplines.

Currently Greg works for the Canadian design firm DIALOG. The firm has Studios in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, and San Francisco, and Greg manages the company’s server infrastructure and enterprise applications. He leads technical staff to improve everything they work on through best practices and secure procedures.

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For Councillor

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Kyle Gee,
P.Tech.(Eng.), PMP, GSC

For Councillor

Kyle Gee wears many hats and carries many licenses. He’s a Professional Technologist with an engineering license (P.Tech (Eng.)), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and is gold seal certified by the Canadian Construction Association.

With 20 years of experience in engineering, planning, procurement and construction, Kyle’s work has covered projects around planning, land development, utility and transportation infrastructure. 

Kyle’s work has taken him all across Canada. He’s managed road construction projects in Whitehorse, Yukon, underground drainage installations in Fort St. John, B.C., road replacements across Alberta and dozens of others.

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Emilee Kaupp,
C.E.T.

For Councillor

Emilee Kaupp is a certified engineering technologist (C.E.T.) who received her diploma from Lethbridge College in 2014. She has worked for Associated Engineering for the past six years. 

During this time, Emilee has taken on different responsibilities for several civil and municipal projects. These include project management, construction and design duties. Owing to her construction experience, as well as her formal education and planning work, Emilee has developed a keen knowledge for both theoretical and practical matters related to the field of engineering technology.

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Kasz Leavitt,
P.Tech. (Eng.)

For Councillor

Kasz Leavitt obtained his associate’s degree in civil engineering from Lethbridge College in 2009. As soon as he’d graduated, he began working at MPE Engineering as a materials testing technologist. 

Now a laboratory manager at the firm, he oversees the material testing program. In his additional role of radiation safety officer, he makes sure radiation safety standards are met, and MPE’s nuclear energy workers are properly trained.

In this role, Kasz is responsible for training, managing and supervising the program’s staff, and making sure that testing follows proper rules and regulations. He also performs work arranging for lab certification.

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Lloyd Linkiewich,
R.E.T., PMP

For Councillor

Lloyd Linkiewich was born in Edmonton, and grew up in Vegreville, Alta., before moving back to the city. He’s been captivated with everything electronic from his teenage years, taking electronics classes and working for an electrician in high school. 

Lloyd graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in 1981. He took the electronics engineering technologist program, with an option in telecommunications. As soon as he’d stepped outside the doors of NAIT, Lloyd landed himself a job with Telus precursor Ed Tel. In his 29 years with the company, he spent fifteen years in outside plant design before moving up to project and program management. 

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Trish McLevin,
C.E.T.

For Councillor

Trish McLevin started her journey as a technologist when she graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) from the hydrogeological engineering program. She spent the next 15 years at Thurber Engineering, Ltd. There, she worked her way up from a tech-in-training to a senior geotechnical lab technologist. 

While at Thurber, Trish paralleled her progression in the workplace with her personal professional development. She moved from a technologist-in-training (T.T.) designation to a certified engineering technologist (C.E.T.) certification. 

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Sandi Seidle,
P.Tech.(Eng.)

For Councillor

Sandra Seidle received her electronics engineering diploma from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She was hired by General Dynamics Canada, a military contract company, in 2002.

Over her illustrious career with the company, Sandra has held a litany of different job titles. She’s been a systems design engineer, a team lead and worked in system integration, testing and qualifications. She is currently the technical manager for multiple departments working on a British military upgrade program called the MORPHEUS project.

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Raf Tenderenda,
B.Tech, P.Tech.(Eng.), PMP, MBA

For Councillor

Raf Tenderenda‘s extensive education started when he graduated from NAIT’s civil engineering technology program. He next received his bachelor’s degree in technology from Memorial University and recently earned an MBA.  

Raf began his career working as an engineering technologist for the City of Edmonton, soon moving up the ranks to project management and operations management. He joined Granite Construction to expand his skills further and utilize his drainage experience from a new viewpoint. Additionally, Raf started his own engineering and consulting firm at the start of 2020 to bring his knowledge and expertise to new businesses. 

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