Membership News
Member Retirement and New Members Announced
Northwest Territories Inspector Retires
Mr. Steve Donovan has retired from his position as chief boiler inspector with the Northwest Territories, Canada. Mr. Donovan has accumulated over 40 years of industry experience. He studied power engineering at St. John Institute of Technology and shortly thereafter went to work for the International Nickel Company of Canada. In 1975 he became a shift engineer for Maritime Electric Company at Prince Edward Island. He entered the world of boiler inspection the following year, when he became a boiler and pressure vessel inspector for the Prince Edward Island Department of Labour, a position he held for 14 years. In 1990 he and his family relocated to the Northwest Territories, where he took a position as a boiler inspector. He was promoted to chief inspector and joined the National Board in 1997. Mr. Donovan’s unique inspection experiences in remote areas of the Northwest Territories were featured in the winter 2010 issue of the BULLETIN.
Fierheller, Novak, and Selinger become National Board Members
New Manitoba Member
Mr. Bruce Fierheller has been accepted to National Board membership representing Manitoba. Mr. Fierheller’s career began in 1996 when he joined with Manitoba’s Mechanical and Engineering Branch first as a power engineer and then as a boiler/inspector in 2007. He was appointed chief inspector with the Office of the Fire Commissioner for the province of Manitoba in April 2011. He is a representative for both Manitoba’s Standardization of Power Engineer Examinations Committee (SOPEEC) and the Canadian Association of Chief Inspectors (ACI). He is chair of the Manitoba Gas and Oil Advisory Board and member of the Power Engineer advisory board.
New Illinois Member
Mr. Clayton C. Novak has been accepted to National Board membership representing the state of Illinois. Mr. Novak worked as a quality control inspector for The Babcock & Wilcox Company in Ohio from 1978 to 1980. He became a manager of quality control and safety for Universal Lockport Corporation in Illinois from 1981 to 1983. In 1983 he became employed with the Nuclear Installation Services Company in West Virginia as a field quality assurance/quality control manager. In 1990 he became a boiler safety specialist for the state of Illinois until assuming his current role of chief.
New Saskatchewan Member
Mr. Christopher S. Selinger has been accepted to National Board membership representing Saskatchewan. Mr. Selinger began his career as a regulatory boiler and pressure vessel design survey engineer for the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) in 1999. He was promoted to design survey manager in 2005 and remained in that position until assuming the role of chief inspector in November of 2011. Mr. Selinger is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Standards Association.