Candidate for Council, Bernd Manz, P.Eng.


Candidate Overview

  • 30-plus years of experience including executive-level leadership of organizations in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic planning, talent and resource management, and achievement of board-approved goals and objectives
  • Recent CEO experience leading a full-service utility corporation, plus public sector municipal experience as a director
  • APEGA experience as Environment Committee member and member of the Peace River Branch executive, and governance experience as board member of various non-profit organizations

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Personal Statement

My career has been in northwestern Alberta in engineering and leadership roles. As a Permit to Practice holder, I valued the guidance APEGA provides to professional practice. As CEO of Aquatera Utilities, I was acutely aware of the impact on public safety and the environment that providing safe drinking water and responsible waste management has.

My leadership roles, including as a board member volunteer with various not for profit organizations, have provided me with governance and advocacy experience in helping organizations achieve their Purpose and Vision.

I’ve volunteered with APEGA at the Branch executive level and on the Environment Committee; managing environmental policy issues. I’m interested in giving back to my profession in a governance capacity – consistent with my personal values of building community and contributing to society.

I am particularly passionate about Alberta youth continuing to find the professional practices of engineering and geoscience an accessible and rewarding career. I believe globalization of engineering and climate change adaptation are evolving issues for the professions to continue to address.

I will bring to the APEGA Council a sound understanding of good governance practices, proven leadership, successful advocacy, and an appreciation of the value that APEGA brings to the public and our members.

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