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FOR PRESIDENT

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

Originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 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, Ontario where he served as a manufacturing engineer in an auto parts plant. He returned to Alberta two years
later, jumping back into both the oil patch 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.
Kevin says his professional certification has markedly aided his success. " Industry recognition of my C.E.T. opened
many doors over the years, " he says.

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" 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 first vice-president, and
his 30-year membership commemoration this past year,
that only makes sense. 



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