B.A.Sc., P. ENG., G.S.C.

Business Advisor


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering), University of Toronto, 1968.

Continued Education

  • Certificate, six-day Management Course for Presidents, Jasper, Alberta, 1970.
  • Canadian Construction Association’s Gold Seal Certifications for both Estimator & Project Manager, 1995.
  • Several quality courses in the 1990’s, related to The Loaring Companies Construction Group’s unique set of quality awards:
  • Loaring Group Ltd., one of only four Canadian General Contractors to receive Chrysler Canada’s QE Quality Excellence Award in the 1991 inaugural year of this award programme.
  • Loaring Group Ltd.’s Ford Q1 Quality Award, 1996 – the first Canadian-based company in the overall construction industry to receive this award.
  • The Loaring Companies Construction Group’s ISO-9001 certification, 1999, for both design and construction, among the first six general contractors in Canada (including one other Ontario company) to receive this broader quality status.
  • Certified Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) course, St. John Ambulance courses, Royal Life Saving courses, and many other construction safety courses/seminars.
  • Participant in other courses/seminars covering athletics, coaching, officiating, insurance and bonds, liens, construction claims and disputes, contract forms, financial management & controls, data processing, marketing, pre-engineered metal buildings, aquatic facilities, etc.

Memberships, Directorships & Awards

  • Member, Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, 1964 to approx. 2019; registered as professional engineer since 1971, changed to retired status approx.. 2006; former licensee of corresponding associations in six other provinces.
  • Personal and corporate memberships in construction, business, recreational, and community associations.


  • President, Loaring Holdings Ltd. (including amalgamating companies), since 1969, following other executive officer roles in 1967-1969.
  • Member, Canadian Construction industry two-week mission to Iran and Saudi Arabia, sponsored by the Federal Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce, 1975.
  • Director, Construction Labour Relations Association of Ontario, 1976-1977.
  • Director, Windsor Construction Association (WCA), 1979-1985, including appointments as President and other executive officer positions, as well as position of Chairman of various WCA and related committees.
  • Director, Construction Safety Association of Ontario (with a membership of approx. 40,000 Ontario corporations), 1980-1991, including appointments to Executive Council, 1983-1991, and to Management Committee, 1985-1991 (including appointment of President); additional appointments to related safety organizations.
  • Official at swimming meets, 1983-1987; certified as a swimming official by the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association.
  • Director & Secretary, Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, 1989 to 2015.
  • Director, Executive Officer, Committee Chair, and/or Member of many Windsor & Essex County sports facilities committees and sports organizations, 1986-1992.
  • Olympic Games Staff Member (Volunteer), and Participant (receiving silver medal & gold diploma) in the Cultural Olympiad, The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996.

Other Recreational

  • Winner of the Royal Arcanum Award for “the most outstanding athlete of the Windsor Secondary Schools”, 1963-1964 (city champion in track & field, cross country running, swimming, tennis, and badminton); also, competitor, Canadian Water Polo Championships, 1963.
  • Winner of the Chancellor Cody Trophy and the R.H. Perry Trophy at the University of Toronto, each for three consecutive years for track & field performances, 1965-1967.
  • Member of relay teams setting three Canadian native track & field records, 1966-1967.
  • Most Memorable Athlete Award, 1960’s decade, Kennedy Collegiate Institute 50th Anniversary Reunion, 1979.
  • Selections from Olympic memorabilia collection featured in numerous publications, an HBO documentary, and exhibitions in several countries, including a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibition travelling to USA musea since 1996.


  • Maximize good; minimize bad.