SOCIETY FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED ENGINEERING SOCIETY

The Society for Graduate and Professional  Engineers

 

Engineer of the Year Award

The Engineer of the Year Award is presented to an Engineer by the Society for Professional Engineers for distinguished contributions to the Engineering Profession and one who has shown exceptional dedication in furthering the interests of the profession.


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Engineer of the Year 1991 - Ir. Dr. Ian McRae 

Ir. Dr. Ian McRae, was SPE's First Engineer of the Year.  Dr. McRae, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eskom, was awarded The Engineer of the Year Award at a function held at Meggawatt Park in Midrand.

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Engineer of the Year 1992 - Dr Christo Viljoen 

Prof. Ir.  HC (Christo) Viljoen, Vice Rector, Stellenbosch University, received the Engineer of the year award 1992.  This function was held at the Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg.

Engineer of the Year 1994 - Dave Brink

Ir. Dave Brink, Chief Executive of Sankorp Ltd, Chairman ABSA Bank and Chairman of Murray and Roberts, received the Engineer of the Year Award at a ceremony held at the Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg.

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Young Engineer of the Year 1994 

The Young Engineer of the Year Award was started in 1994 and the first recipients were :

Ir. Anthony Briggs - Management in Manufacturing

Ir. John M Brooks - Project Management

Ir. Brian Lampacher - Academic Research

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Engineer of the Year 1995 - Dr Bill Venter (Altron)

The Engineer of the Year Award for 1995 was held at a Gala Event at the Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg on the 9th March 1996.  The Engineer of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Bill Venter, Chairman Altron Group and Chairman CSIR.

Above (left) : Dr. Bill Venter, Engineer of the Year 1995, receives his certificate from the President of SPE, Ir. John Burdes

   (Above Left) Ir. John Burdes, President of SPE, Dr. Ben Ngubane, Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology and Guest Speaker, Dr. Bill Venter, Engineer of the Year 1995 and Ing.P.Eur Michael D. Hosking, Executive Director SPE.

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Engineer of the Year 1996 - Gary Bell (Bell Equipment)

The Engineer of the Year Award for 1996 is presented to Gary Bell, Chief Executive Officer, Bell Equipment.  Gary Bell  won the award for his lifetime achievement in engineering.  This gala event was held in 1996 for the first time in conjunction with the World Environment Day Symposium held at the Volkswagen Conference and Marketing Centre in Midrand on Wednesday 4 June 1997.

    Mr. Gary Bell, being presented with his certificate by Ir. John P Burdes - President SPE

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Engineer of the Year 1997 - Rob Barbour (Alusaf)

Ir. Rob Barbour, Chairman and Managing Director of Alusaf Limited, is awarded the Engineer of the Year Award for 1997 at the World Environment Day Symposium, held at the VW Conference and Marketing  Centre in Midrand on the 4th June 1998.

   (Above) : Ir. Rob Barbour (Middle) is photographed with Ir. John P Burdes, President of SPE, (left) and Ing..P. Eur. Michael D. Hosking, Executive Director of SPE and Chairman of the World Environment Day Committee (right)

 

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Engineer of the Year 1998 - Geoff Garrett (CSIR)

Dr. Geoff Garrett, President and Chief Executive Officer CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), received the Engineer of the Year Award 1998 at the VW Conference and Marketing Centre, Midrand on the 3rd June 1999.  

Ir. Bob Pullen, President of the Engineering Council of South Africa was made an Honorary Fellow of SPE. Ir. John Burdes, President of the South African Society for Professional Engineers was made a Life Fellow of SPE.

Above from left to right- Winners seen with their certificates : Dr Geoff Garrett (CSIR), Ir. John Burdes (President SPE), Ing. P. Eur. Michael Hosking (Executive Director SPE), Ir. Bob Pullen (President ECSA - Engineering Council of South Africa) and Mr. Paul Roux (Registrar ECSA- Engineering Council of South Africa)

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