Long-serving deputy appointed as PEO’s interim registrar

PEO has appointed long-serving employee Johnny Zuccon, P.Eng., FEC, as interim registrar effective February 7.

Zuccon, deputy registrar of tribunals and regulatory affairs, has been with PEO since 1995 and has acquired extensive administrative and executive experience over that time.

Zuccon took over for departing Registrar Gerard McDonald, P.Eng., who, in late December 2017, announced he was leaving PEO to become chief executive officer of Engineers Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. McDonald assumed the Engineers Canada duties on February 12.

“Anytime there is a change at the top, the primary concern is the impact to the organization’s operations. I’m going to leverage on my long tenure at PEO to help facilitate a seamless transition. I’m confident that our dedicated staff will continue to deliver on our responsibilities and work collectively to move the agenda forward,” Zuccon says.

Zuccon will serve on an interim basis until a permanent registrar is appointed and takes office. PEO will soon open an executive search for a new registrar, a recruitment that is expected to take several months.