Presentation of IEEE Vancouver Life Member Affinity Group

S. Carl Zanon
Chair Life Member Affinity Group
IEEE Vancouver Section

Presentation of IEEE Vancouver Life Member Affinity Group

Time & Date: 5 PM, Monday, March 16th, 2020
Location: E103, Okanagan College, Kelowna BC

Talk Abstract: Carl will talk about the IEEE Vancouver Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG). The invited IEEE Okanagan Subsection Life Members are to introduce themselves and state their primary areas in their careers. The difference between the Senior Member and Life Member will be described.

IEEE recognizes four groups of members that have common interests and need an opportunity to get together at the local level; Consultants Network, Life Members, Women in Engineering and Young professionals.

Upcoming LMAG events will be described, and potential LMAG events will be discussed.

Speakers Biography: In November 2019 Carl Zanon joined the Vancouver Section as its new Life Member Affinity Group Chair. Carl graduated from UBC’s EE class of 1959.  He has an extensive background in electrical engineering, consulting, and senior management. Over the course of his career, Carl held positions in five provinces and worked abroad in Massachusetts. His leadership experience makes him well-suited for his new role in the IEEE Vancouver Section.

In 1990 he co-authored a book “Advancing Production Management with Standard Cost and Operational Analysis. After Carl’s retirement in 2001 from Western Star Trucks, he entered the consulting field with the Business Development Bank of Canada and instructed the Situational Leadership© Series at the Okanagan College; 2002 to 2016.

He attended the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953 representing BC (Nelson) in the 12 Sea Cadet Contingent. The young cadets sailed from Halifax on carrier HMCS Magnificent. He enrolled in the UNTD navy program at UBC; commissioned in 1958.

Carl and his wife Carol are active in the City of West Kelowna.

For further information please contact: Youry Khmelevsky (email: youry at
Refreshments  will be provided