APEGA has existed for almost 100 years, and for every year of its existence, there has been a president of Council to uphold the pillars that APEGA stands for: integrity, accountability, innovation, and service. Through the decades of change and growth, the men and women listed below led APEGA’s Council.

They have worked across the globe, from Mississippi to Venezuela, but all settled their talents here in Alberta. Each came from different walks of life, from serving in the Second World War, to teaching aeronautics, to instigating first-time overseas ventures. This incredible group made its mark on the world and on APEGA.

All of these outstanding people helped make APEGA what it is today, and all were thanked for their service with an Honorary Life Membership award—a framed medallion memento—inducting them as life members of APEGA.

1951: Harold P. Randle, P.Eng.


Born in Lancashire, England, Harold Randle moved to Ontario in 1910 and attended HamiltonTechnicalSchool and Hamilton Collegiate Institute. In 1913 he joined Canadian Westinghouse Company Ltd., where he worked for three years in assembly and component testing departments.

He served overseas with Canadian Engineers and Canadian Divisional Signal Corps during the First World War, then returned to the company in 1919. A year later he was appointed assistant to the district engineer in Winnipeg. In 1923 he became construction and service engineer for the FortWilliam district and in 1925 was promoted to district engineer for Calgary.

Four years later Randle joined Calgary Power Ltd. as an electrical engineer on its Ghost plant construction project. In 1942 he became the company's equipment and waterworks engineer and in 1963 was appointed systems planning engineer. He retired in 1970.

Randle was elected to council of the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta (APEA; now The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta) in 1946 and elected association president in 1951. He was subsequently awarded Honorary Life Membership.

He was also a member of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the American Water Works Association. He passed away in 1971 in Calgary.