TSSA appoints new OE Chief Officer
August 24, 2015
Mike Adams, who was TSSA’s statutory director for the boiler and pressure vessels and operating engineers safety programs (BPV/OE), was recently named TSSA’s OE chief officer. This position consolidates both chief officer functions into a single role, and follows the retirement of John Coulter on July 31.
Adams has worked with TSSA for over four years as a statutory director, and has an additional 20 years experience in the Canadian Navy as a marine engineer. He earned his engineering Certificate of Competency in the early 1980s and has served on several steam destroyers. He also held the role of chief examiner marine engineering at the Naval Officer Training Centre.
Back on land in 1992, Adams managed the Navy’s research and development program for fuel cell power systems. He later became a project manager and then progressed to program manager with Science Applications International Corporation (an engineering services company). He joined TSSA in 2011.
Adams holds a bachelor of mechanical engineering and a masters in electrical engineering (with two patents). He is a registered P. Eng. in Ontario and a certified Project Management Professional. He is a member of ASME, IPE, PEO, PMI and NB.
TSSA delivers public safety services on behalf of the government of Ontario in four key sectors:
• boilers and pressure vessels, and operating engineers;
• elevating devices, amusement devices and ski lifts;
• upholstered and stuffed articles.
TSSA is a not-for-profit, self-funded organization headquartered in Toronto. TSSA employs approximately 380 staff, 70 per cent of whom work in operations. Governed by a 13-member board of directors, TSSA is accountable to the Ontario government, the residents of Ontario and its other stakeholders.