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Thursday, Sep 14, 2023

Introducing new directors on Associated Engineering Group and Ashco Boards


We are pleased to announce two new directors on the Boards of Associated Engineering Group Ltd. and our parent company, Ashco Shareholders Inc.

Elia Edwards, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Division Manager, Water in Ontario, joins the Associated Engineering Group Board. Elia has 28 years of experience, the last 26 years of which have been with Associated. Specializing in water and wastewater treatment, process analysis, optimization, design, construction, and capital infrastructure planning, Elia provides project management, design leadership, and strategic advisory services to clients. He supports clients’ sustainability and low-carbon initiatives, digital transformation, and performance assessment and optimization. Elia has served on Associated’s Ontario Board and the Board of the Ontario Water and Waste Association. Elia holds Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in civil engineering from Ryerson Polytechnic University and the University of Waterloo, respectively.

Sarah Shortreed, P.Eng, FCAE, ICD.D has joined the Ashco Board as an Independent Director. She brings a strong focus on strategy, technology, cyber, and project management to the Ashco Board. Sarah has held IT leadership roles at ATCO, Bruce Power, and BlackBerry; provided management consulting for IBM; and worked as a pipeline engineer at Union Gas (now Enbridge). Her board experience includes multiple not-for-profits, including social services agencies, theatres, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). She currently serves as Vice-Chair at Western University. Sarah has a mechanical engineering degree from Western University and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

We would like to thank Garry Drachenberg for his service to the Associated Engineering Group Board, as he steps down from his director role after eight years of dedicated service on the Board.