Kevin Ernst, PE, receives Joseph K. Seidner Award

Kevin Ernst receives the 2016 Joseph K. Seidner Award from Ralph Suppa of CIPH.

The award is in recognition of Ernst’s contributions to Canadian plumbing codes and standards.

Kevin Ernst, P.E, general manager, Oakville Bending & Stamping is the sixteenth recipient of the Joseph K. Seidner Award. The presentation took place at the annual Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing CACP meeting, Aug. 16 in Ottawa.

The award is in recognition of Ernst’s contributions to Canadian plumbing codes and standards.

“The honor is bestowed to those in our industry who share their knowledge and expertise in developing safer plumbing codes and standards through Canadian code development committees and the Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing,” said Ralph Suppa, president and general manager of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating. “Kevin is one of the new breed of codes and standards developer that we critically need. He has been an integral part of the codes and standards development community in both Canada and the U.S., participating on several technical committees, task groups and industry advisory bodies over the last 25 years.”

In his acceptance speech, Ernst noted that the award was the result of the dedication of many people who he has had the honor of working with over the last two decades. “It truly was an honor to be recognized and to have the JKS award presented personally by Ralph Suppa,” Ernst said “It’s a rewarding experience to be a part of the PIAC and CACP teams.”

The award was established by the CIPH Board of Directors in November 2000 to honor Joe Seidner, the first recipient and an industry leader and friend of CIPH. Seidner passed away in 2003 at the age of 96.  The award honors his legacy in the standards community.

 

 

 

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