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Alumnus David Poirier (IndE 8T1) was named the recipient of the 2011 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Medallion Award.

He was honoured for his exceptional leadership as an advisor in developing and promoting young engineers, creating a body of knowledge for the practice of industrial engineering, as well as organizing educational materials that advance the development of industrial engineers. This award was conferred at the IIE annual conference in late May in Reno, NV.

“The Faculty is extremely proud that the Institute of Industrial Engineers has recognized David Poirier for his many contributions to the engineering profession,” said Cristina Amon, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “This award is a reflection of the extraordinary reputation of our U of T Engineering graduates.”

Poirier is the Chief Executive Officer of his company, The Poirier Group, a member of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering’s (MIE) Industry Board of Advisors and the Industrial Engineering 50th Anniversary Committee. He was also a 2010 University of Toronto Arbor Award recipient.

Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research and development of industrial engineering.

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