APEGA has existed for more than 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 of outstanding people made their mark on the world and helped make APEGA what it is today.

1952: Herbert H. Moor, P. Eng.

Herbert H. Moor, P. Eng.

Born in 1898 in Toronto, Herb Moor was educated there, graduating with a bachelor of applied science and master of applied science in chemical engineering.

In 1923 he joined Imperial Oil Limited and by 1947 he was assistant superintendent of the Sarnia, Ont., refinery. That same year he was transferred to Edmonton to oversee the construction of a refinery for the newly discovered Leduc, Alta., oilfield.

In January 1950 he transferred membership from the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario to Alberta, and succeeded Harold Randle as president of the association in 1952. In 1955 he was again transferred (as was his membership – from Alberta to Nova Scotia), this time to Halifax as superintendent of Imperial Oil's Dartmouth refinery.

He retired in Oakville, Ont., in 1959. In the late 1960s, Moor was granted Honorary Life Membership in the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta (APEA; now The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta).

Moor was always a most active member of the profession, an ardent supporter of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and was honoured by his peers by his election as a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. In 1992 he died in his 94th year after a long illness.