William Baglot, GradTech

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William Baglot, GradTech

Hydronics Manager

  • Classification: Graduate Technologist
  • Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
  • Current Employer: Olympic International Agencies
  • Position: Division Manager, Technical Design and Sales
  • Post Secondary: BCIT, VCC, RMTI, VVI, PVI
  • High School: Selkirk Senior Secondary School

Career Experience

21 years as a tradesman and technical controls and air balancing specialist, and 2 years as an educator. During that time I’ve worked as an owner, service manager, production manager, and a variety of other positions. Since completing my training at BCIT I have worked as a project manager and now work as a divisional manager for my current employer.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • My grandfather introduced me to steam boilers when I was 12, so anytime he fell ill, I worked on them after school. That led to discovering my aptitude for repairing, and later designing and building, mechanical systems. Becoming a technologist allows me to do both.

Career Highlights

  • #1 in Mechanical Engineering Technology (manufacturing) at BCIT 2003
  • Manufacturing Association Award of Excellence 2003
  • Experienced trainer supplemented with the Inter-provincial Instructors Diploma Program
  • Class A gas Fitter, Power Engineer, Refrigeration, electronics, and Basic welding
  • 15+ years experience in managerial and supervisory capacities

Professional & Community Activities

  • Kenneth Gordon School – Repairs
    BCIT – Tutor students
    VEEES – Teach ESL
    DESCA – Manage Bingo to raise funds
    Fund-raising for Killarney Community Center
    Carnegie Community Center – Tutor: GED and Life skills
    BOMA, and PAMA Member
    ASTTBC First Nations Career Council – Vice Chair