News | January 12, 2012

Eco-Tec President Recognized For International Engineering Contributions

The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) has awarded Eco-Tec Inc. President and CEO, Dr. Phillip (Rocky) Simmons, the K.Y. Lo Medal for significant engineering contributions at the international level.

"This is a high level EIC award emphasizing international impact. The candidates are normally very distinguished as is Dr. Simmons," says B. John Plant, Executive Director, Engineering Institute of Canada. The EIC will officially honour Dr. Simmons in February at an Awards Gala in Ottawa, Ontario.

Under the leadership of Dr. Simmons, Ontario-based Eco-Tec Inc. has become a Canadian global success story in water treatment, chemical recovery, and gas purification, with 2,000 systems installed in nearly 60 countries. Today, a number of Eco-Tec's environmentally and economically sustainable systems have become standard processes for several different industries throughout the world.

"To be honoured by your peers is truly gratifying, but the honour is really the Eco-Tec team's for all its international efforts and innovations in engineering," Dr. Simmons says.

As president of Eco-Tec since 1981, Dr. Simmons remains a champion of education and technology development. He is currently Chair of the Advisory Board for the University of Toronto's Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry and has also served as Chair of the Board of Governors for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.

Established by a former group of students in 1997 to honour Professor K.Y. Lo of the University of Western Ontario, the K.Y. Lo Medal recognizes international engineering contributions, such as promotion of Canadian expertise overseas, training of foreign engineers, significant service to international engineering organizations, and advancement of engineering technology recognized internationally.

About Eco-Tec Inc
Eco-Tec is a globally recognized manufacturer of water purification, gas processing, and chemical recovery systems for industrial operations. Eco-Tec provides proven integrated technologies based on proprietary technologies that offer significant cost reduction, superior process efficiency, and facilitates an environmentally responsible approach to using natural resources. Eco-Tec has provided more than 2,000 systems in 60 countries, and is represented in all major markets.

About the Engineering Institute of Canada
The EIC is a federation of Canadian engineering societies that sponsors education standards, recognizes individual engineers, and records engineering history.