Presenter Profiles

Mike Adams
Mike Adams, TSSA’s Statutory Director for both the Boiler and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers Safety Programs, (BPV/OE), has been appointed TSSA’s OE Chief Officer.This follows the retirement of John W.B. Coulter July 31, 2015, and consolidates both Chief Officer functions into one role.

Mike has been with TSSA as Statutory Director for over four years and brings with him a wealth of OE experience, starting with 20 years in the Canadian Navy as a marine engineer.  He earned his marine engineering Certificate of Competency (equivalent to First Class OE) in the early eighties and served on several steam destroyers (First Class Power Plants) as well as fulfilled the responsibilities of Chief Examiner Marine Engineering at the Naval Officer Training Centre. He finally made it ashore in 1992 where he managed the Navy’s research and development program for fuel cell power systems.

In the mid-nineties, he took off the uniform and began an eclectic career as a project manager, then program manager, with Science Applications International Corporation (an engineering services company). Subsequent roles included that of Program Director at a Kingston fuel cell research and development company as well as Ontario Power Generation before Mike joined TSSA in 2011.

Mike’s credentials include a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering (with two patents just for the fun of it). He is a registered P.Eng in Ontario and a certified Project Management Professional. Mike also holds a boiler inspector commission and is the Chief Inspector representing Ontario at National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.  He is also a member of ASME, IPE, PEO, PMI and NB.

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Terry Piche, CRFP, CIT
Terry is the Technical Director for the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA). Terry has been in the business of recreation for over 30 years having experience at all levels of operations and management. In his role at the ORFA, Terry works with experts in the fields of ice and refrigeration, aquatics, buildings and grounds, and management to help identify, document and disseminate the latest information on recreation facility-related industry best practices. Terry develops leading-edge education and training sessions and teaches in a number of ORFA professional development courses. He has been an invited speaker at many recreation industry events across Canada and the United States. Terry holds both the Certified Recreation Facility Professional, and the NHL-recognized Certified Ice Technician professional designations.