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Ingimundson retires from BCGWA


August 11, 2015
By Ground Water Canada

Vancouver – Managing director Bruce Ingimundson officially retired from his position as managing director for the British Columbia Ground Water Association on June 30.

Kathy Tixier has taken over under the new title of general manager. Tixier has an extensive background in consulting engineering, first with URS Corporation, then with Piteau Associates. She now operates her own firm, Phréa Groundwater Consulting, in North Vancouver. Over her career, she has been involved in projects related to ground water supply, soil and ground water contamination, subsurface wastewater disposal, storm water management, and aquifer protection planning. She has worked mainly in the Fraser Valley and Sea-to-Sky corridor, with the occasional assignment in other B.C. communities.

“I would like to congratulate Kathy Tixier on being selected as our new General Manager. She is eminently qualified for the position and I know she will do a great job,” Ingimundson said in the association’s spring newsletter.

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Ingimundson also explained the change in title. “This came about when our “old title” Managing Director became problematic with our Accountants and Canada Revenue Services when we submitted our tax form; (as a non-profit organization under the BC Societies Act). The problem was that a Director is usually an owner or elected to be a Director by the Board of Directors,” he said.

Mike Wei of the Groundwater & Aquifer Science Water Protection & Sustainability Branch, B.C. Ministry of Environment, paid tribute to his retiring colleague in an email to Ground Water Canada, “Bruce has done a tremendous amount of good with for industry and the resource here in B.C.”