Governance

The ASET Foundation Board is mostly comprised of ASET member volunteers and is open to ASET Council and non-member participation. The mandate of the Foundation is to actively promote technical education for students at Alberta technical institutes and colleges, and promote the continued professional development of ASET members through the establishment and administration of several scholarships and bursaries. The Board achieves this by working with ASET staff to connect with educational administrators, engaging students and encouraging the ASET membership to support the next generation of Engineering Technology Professionals.

Eric Amphlett, P.Tech.(Eng.), PMP
Chair

As a senior professional members with ASET, I feel a responsibility to help and support the future of Engineering and Applied Science Technology professionals across Alberta. Being the Chair of the Foundation has allowed me to put some building blocks in place to ensure our growing profession is connected with the Engineering and Applied Science Technologists of tomorrow.

ASET Council 2013 – 2017. ASET President - 2016

Derek Tsang, R.E.T.
Vice Chair

Bio coming soon.

Charles Hare, R.E.T.
Treasurer

Bio coming soon.

Tyler Morrissette, C.E.T.
Secretary

A graduate of SIAST—now Saskatchewan Polytechnic—Tyler Morrissette operates TVSMor Drafting Services Ltd. out of his Lloydminster home. Self-employed, Tyler’s C.E.T. designation demonstrates to existing and potential client that TVSMor is run by a qualified, trained technologist whom they can trust to do the job professionally.

That notion of professionalism is important to Tyler and it’s why he has spent so much time over the years volunteering for ASET, first as a Chapter Leader and more recently in the role of Councillor. He encourages other certified technicians and technologists to volunteer, noting that, “A membership [in ASET] is only as good as you make it, so get involved and enjoy yourself.”

Dan Ethier, R.E.T.
Voting Board Member

Bio coming soon.

Davis Farquharson, R.E.T.
Voting Board Member

Bio coming soon.

Kevin Harrison, P.Tech.(Eng.),
P.L.(Eng.)

Voting Board Member

Bio coming soon.

John Kunz, R.E.T.
Voting Board Member

With over 50 years career service as a Technical Draftsman, Designer, and Manager primarily in the petroleum pipeline industry, John Kunz served on the ASET Council as a Concillor, and as President from 1990 to 1992.

Norman Kyle,
P.L.(Eng.),
P. Tech.(Eng.)

Voting Board Member

Norman graduated from what was then known as Lethbridge Community College in Civil Engineering Technology with a focus on Municipal and Water Resources. Since then he has built a career that includes obtaining professional designations in Alberta (P.Tech. (Eng.), P.L. Eng.) and Saskatchewan (Engineer Licensee, A.Sc.T.). 

Norman has spent many years volunteering for ASET in various capacities, including two terms as President. He feels honoured to have spent so many years on Council. “I believe strongly in the value technologists bring and have focused much of my effort on the need to gain recognition for their professional contributions. That is, in large part, why I strongly support a requirement for all technologists to be covered by legislation.”

Dave Merralls, R.E.T.
Voting Board Member

A member and ASET volunteer since 1991.

A director of the ASET Foundation (since leaving his post as ASET President 2010/2011).

Retired as a senior executive in 2012 from a multinational engineering consultancy.

Dave volunteers with ASET helping to present the SAIT Polytechnic Technology Ethics module, providing real world examples of students' future obligations as professionals.

The future of our province lie in part with our young technology professionals, so facilitating student success by providing scholarships and mentoring is a good fit with Dave's priorities.

Allan Yeung, R.E.T.
Voting Board Member

As a long time member and a Past President of ASET, I think that having the ASET  Foundation to support and help the Science and Engineering Technology Students in their education is very important.  The opportunity for me to volunteer and participate in the Foundation is a way I contribute back to ASET and to our Profession.