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Peter Dederer – T151 Railway Conductor Coordinator
Let me give you a short bio on my life. I consider myself to be a highly disciplined and technical sort of individual. I graduated with a grade 13 Ontario honours diploma in 1977 and completed a two (2) year technical diploma in computer maintenance technology, from Control Data institute 1980-1981. This was followed by a ten (10) year career as a computer service technician. I left the computer industry in favour of a lifelong dream of being a railway conductor. This was fulfilled through a career from 1991 through 2005, in the service of the Canadian National Railways (CNR) as a Railway Conductor.
Throughout my railway years, I was engaged as an instructor in the operating rules department of the CNR. I was very eager to assist training my fellow employees. Naturally, when the opportunity came up, to lead the Railway Association of Canada’s (RAC) Railway Conductor Program at George Brown College, I was only too happy to accept the challenge.
As a public service element to my professional career, I was privileged to serve Canada as a Naval Reservist, during the years 1976 through 2008. I rose to the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class Signalman. I appreciate the discipline, organization and teaching skills that I learned in the Canadian Navy. Subsequently, classroom teaching at George Brown College was a natural transition.
I serve my community as a Scouts Canada Cub Leader with the 2nd Don Mills Wolf Cub Pack, an Amateur Radio (VE3JR) volunteer operator at the Ontario Science Centre and an Operation Lifesaver railway safety presenter through the Railway Association of Canada. I hold a Ship Master’s license on the Great Lakes, serving as a Captain on the Royal Canadian Yacht Club vessels ‘Hiawatha’ and ‘Kwasind’.
I am blessed with a wonderful family and enjoy a peaceful life with my wife Joyce and son Graeme. I consider it a true privilege to have earned the trust and confidence of all concerned, giving me the responsibility to plan, deliver and oversee all aspects of this program.
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Loreto Forte, P. Eng. - T146 - Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician Coordinator
Loreto Forte has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a M. Ed. Candidate at Central Michigan University. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and is the past president and vice president of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA): Toronto Chapter.
Loreto has over 20 years of combined management, supervisory, project management, and engineering experience. Loreto brings expertise and experience from working with large multinational corporations including: Ford Motor Company, Ford Electronics, Visteon Automotive Systems, American Standard and Premium Forest Products. Loreto is a recognized industry expert in Surface Mount Technology, Electronics Manufacturing Systems, Lean Manufacturing Systems and Quality Systems. Currently, Loreto is professor and program coordinator of the Electrical-Mechanical Engineering Technician Program, at George Brown College in Toronto.
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Jamie McIntyre, P.Eng, B.Sc., M.P.D. – T121 - Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design Coordinator
Jamie has been a full time college faculty since September 2000, teaching in microelectronics, mechanical and electro-mechanical programs. His teaching experience includes math, physics, electronics, manufacturing and project design courses. Jamie was awarded a GBC Crystal Apple for teaching excellence in 2001.
Jamie has a B.Sc. in engineering physics from Queen’s University at Kingston, and a Masters in Product Development from Massey University in Auckland, NZ. His work experience includes roles in quality and product design engineering with Ford Motor Company, and manufacturing engineers with Coretec and Celestica, Inc.
Jamie’s academic interests involve electronics design, industrial design and new product development.
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