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FOR FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

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

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 oilpatch 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).
His 25-year career has had him fill a diverse range of roles.
In the oilfield, Kevin has performed equipment design, application engineering and field service supervision and
management. He has also worked in automotive manufacturing engineering, domestic and international project
management, domestic and international development of
employee training programs and sales. Finally, he's helped
develop training courses at NAIT.
These contributions, alongside Kevin's wealth of industry
experience, led to a full-time position at NAIT teaching in
the Productivity Enhancement Services (PES) group. A fitting place, given his graduation from that same program 18
years ago. 

"It has afforded me many good opportunities despite the
ups and downs of the Alberta economy. I truly believe that,
if not for ASET, technicians and technologists may not be
considered by industry to be the professionals we are."
Kevin would like to take the benefit he has found in certification and give it back to the members. His specific strategies
will centre on giving members the proper tools they need to
strengthen themselves. 

"Access to strong leadership training
for members to advance their careers"
is what Kevin has in mind. Additionally,
he'd like to "champion new and
innovative ways for members to
save money."
Kevin says these measures all add up to a few essential
goals: "Safeguard the public interest.  Add value for all ASET
members. Give all members even more reason to choose
ASET membership and to stick with it." 
These words firmly reflect the mission of the association.
Given Kevin's current position as Second Vice President,
and his 30 year membership commemoration later this year,
that only makes sense. 

Kevin says his professional certification has markedly aided his success. "Industry recognition of my C.E.T. opened
many doors over the years."

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