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CSA Award of Merit winners Cole, Fleet and Saunders

June 18, 2014 | By Anthony Capkun

June 18, 2014 – During its Committee Week 2014 in Charlottetown, P.E.I., CSA Group bestowed Awards of Merit to deserving individuals for demonstrating leadership in developing voluntary standards, so congratulations to Marty Cole, Barry Fleet and Frank Saunders.

“The Award of Merit recipients for 2014 have shown a remarkable commitment to public safety, innovation and education through their individual contributions to standards,” said Bonnie Rose, standards president, CSA Group. “CSA Group proudly recognizes the efforts and expertise of the recipients, and congratulates them on their contributions.”

Martin (Marty) Cole (photo, right), manager of harsh and hazardous industries at Hubbell Canada, was recognized for “dedicated leadership, exceptional knowledge and insightful advancement of safety standards for products used in hazardous locations”.

Barry Fleet, who recently retired from Ontario Power Generation where he was the nuclear regulatory affairs manager, was recognized for “skillful leadership, professional integrity and unrelenting advocacy of fire protection standards for Canadian nuclear power plants”.


Frank Saunders, vice-president nuclear oversight and regulatory affairs at Bruce Power, was recognized for “exemplary leadership, valued influence and unwavering support for the development and advancement of nuclear safety standards”.

The Award of Merit was created in 1979 to honour and recognize leadership in voluntary standards development. Nominations are open to all present or past CSA Group voting members, as well as former CSA Group employees that have: served in CSA Group committee activity or other associated standardization work; showed leadership in technical, administrative or special committee activities; published papers or made public addresses that have been of special benefit to the work of the association; and have advanced the prestige or interest of CSA Group.

Photos A. Capkun

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