CEO becomes ACEC-Ontario and announces 2020 Board of Directors

CEO becomes ACEC-Ontario and announces 2020 Board of Directors

Toronto, ON (September 15, 2020) – Consulting Engineers of Ontario held its first online annual general meeting and announced historic changes to the association. The membership confirmed the association’s name change to become the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario (ACEC-Ontario). In addition, the 2020 Board of Directors that will oversee the organization for the upcoming governance year was introduced.

Bill Allison, Partner at Dillon Consulting Limited, will serve as the 2020-2021 Chair. Allison noted his goal is to focus on improving the member experience at ACEC-Ontario. The Board also welcomed two new Directors to the table, Ryan Matthews, Municipal Market Chief at J.L. Richards & Associates Limited and Chris Metaxas, Senior Engineering Consultant at GEI Consultants.

During the meeting, special recognition was given to outgoing Past Chair Rex Meadley, former Chairman at Tatham Engineering Limited, who has retired after a 35-year engineering career. “Rex is well known and very well regarded in the consulting engineering community, and dedicated six years of service to the ACEC-Ontario Board. We wish him all the best in retirement.” said Bruce Matthews, ACEC-Ontario’s Executive Director.

The Board of Directors for 2020-2021 are as follows:

Officer Positions:

  • Bill Allison, Dillon Consulting Limited – Chair
  • Joe Sframeli, WSP Canada Inc.– Chair Elect
  • Christine Hill, Cole Engineering Group Ltd. – Past Chair
  • Don Holland, GHD Group Ltd. – Treasurer
  • Karen Freund, Jacobs – Chair of the Governance Committee



  • Steve Dyck, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
  • Matthew Eades, Associated Engineering Ltd.
  • Ryan Matthews, J.L. Richards & Associates Limited 
  • Chris Metaxas, GEI Consultants
  • Steve Pilgrim, McIntosh Perry
  • Derek Potvin, Robinson Consultants
  • Shawn Scott, R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
  • Mark Tulloch, Tulloch Engineering


We would like to thank the returning and newly appointed board members for their on-going service and leadership to ACEC-Ontario and the engineering industry as a whole.

About ACEC-Ontario:

Founded in 1975, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Ontario (ACEC-Ontario) is a not-for-profit industry advocacy association representing approximately 130 consulting engineering firms that collectively employ 21,000 people across the province.

ACEC-Ontario advocates for a business and regulatory climate that enables our members to provide the highest level of services and best possible value to their clients. ACEC-Ontario promotes the important contribution that consulting engineering makes to the social, economic and environmental quality of life in Ontario and around the globe.