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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE BY J IM DOUGL AS, ORCGA PRESIDEN T & CEO ORCGA Board of Directors "Steering the Ship" AS I'M WRITING this message, we have just completed another successful annual Symposium (our 12th). I cannot believe that the ORCGA is 12 years old. This means that I'm also 12 years older and for a job that I once said to my wife, I'll do this for a couple of years (the ORCGA) then find a job in sports administration. Well, as they say, "the rest is history." It has been and continues to be a privilege to be the President & CEO of the ORCGA. Sometimes the word "unique" can be over stated. However, in the case of the ORCGA, I am very comfortable in saying that we are indeed a unique organization. We have 24 members on our board of directors, 19 of whom are industry stakeholders, and five members at large. These 24 members collectively represent a very diverse group of industry stakeholders. All of whom are committed to the fact that "Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility." In the past, our board of directors has in the past has play a significant role in the success of the ORCGA, and they will continue to do so, going forward. They set and monitor the direction of the Alliance, as well as contribute in many other ways, such as helping to open doors for potential membership/sponsorship. There are three main committees on the board. They include, the Executive Committee (EC) who are responsible for overseeing the short-term oversight of the organization. The EC is made up of the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and President/CEO. We also have two additional board committees. The Governance & Nominations Committee (GNC) provides oversight on strategic direction, business plan, By-laws and other governance issues that may arise. The third committee is our Audit, Finance & Review (AFRC) committee that ensures the financial accountability of the corporation. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to all the members who are on our 2015 board and to all that who have served on the ORCGA Board of Directors since its inception in 2007. Together, we have faced many challenges, some of which were very difficult and at times dug deep into our resolve. However, each time we were able to reach con- 2015 ORCGA Board of Directors sensus and continue to move the Alliance forward. (not all members are shown in It has been my pleasure to work with all of you. the photo) Below is a list of the 2015 ORCGA Board of Directors: Kevin Bowers.............Gas/Oil Distribution John Marshall............Regulator Doug Fairchild............Electrical Distribution Joe Vaccaro.................Home Builders Ben Hamilton.............One Call Centre Brad Gowan................Locator Andy Blokker..............Excavator Tanis Peterson...........Railway Terry Murphy.............Landscaping/Fencing Lawrence Arcand......Engineering Greg Petrela................Insurance Tom Kydd....................Electrical Transmission Leslie Elliott...............Telecommunications Bill Powell Jr..............Road Builders Dave Wulff..................Equipment Manufacturers Peter Jurgeneit ..........Member at Large Michael Jensen..........Member at Large & Suppliers Giovanni Cautillo ......Member at Large Linda Carkner............Municipal & Public Works Enzo Garritano...........Safety Organization Jennifer Robertson....Member at Large Gary Auer....................Land Surveying John Thompson.........Member at Large Mitch Gregoire...........Transmission Pipelines 2015 GOLD SPONSORS Sincerely, Jim SPRING 15 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ear to the Ground - Spring 2015

President's Message
2015 Dig Safe Symposium Awards
Damage Prevention and Innovation
High Pressure Transmission Pipeline Safety
Delivery of Locates in Ontario
ORCGA's Damage Prevention Technician, DPT Program
Ice Storm 2013: We Have the Power to Survive
Our Industry is Constantly Changing
Index of Advertisers

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