2017 Recipient

Rick Kullman, B.E., M.Sc., FCSCE, FEC, P.Eng. (Retired) Honoured at ACEC-SK Awards Event

Photo (L to R): The Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, S.O.M., S.V.M. presenting Rick Kullman, B.E., M.Sc., FCSCE, FEC, P.Eng. (Retired) the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Meritorious Achievement Award

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) honoured Rick Kullman, P.Eng., as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Meritorious Achievement Award at their 2017 Awards of Distinction Reception on November 7, 2017.

Rick Kullman was raised in Regina, but moved to Saskatoon to complete his undergraduate studies, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (with Great Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1974. A registered Professional Engineer since 1976, he was first granted a Licence for Permission to Consult as a structural engineer in 1985.

After several years working for Saskmont Engineering, Rick returned to the University of Saskatchewan to undertake further studies that led to a Master of Science degree in 1987.  After completion of his Master’s degree, he joined former Saskmont colleagues Carl MacPhedran and Ben Robb as an associate of MacPhedran & Robb Engineering Ltd. in Saskatoon.  The firm name was eventually changed to Robb Kullman Engineering LLP to reflect an evolution in ownership and corporate structure.

He served in many different roles as an APEGS volunteer since 1994. A member of the Consulting Practice Committee for 10 years, including 4 years as chair, he also completed a three-year term on Council (Group 1, Civil).  Kullman sat on the Governance Board and served two terms as Chair of the Experience Review Committee.  He was elected Vice President in 2007 and rose to position of President of APEGS in 2009-2010.  He took on the position of APEGS representative as a Director on the board of Engineers Canada, a three-year term which ended in 2015.

In 2004, the distinction of Fellow was conferred on Kullman by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.  A member of CSCE since 1983, he has served that organization as Chair of the Saskatoon Section and Technical Activities Chairman of the Prairie Region. He also served as a member of Canadian Standards Association Subcommittee on Structural Glued-Laminated timber from 1999 to 2015. 

In 2009, the distinction of Fellow was conferred upon Kullman by Engineers Canada.

In 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Geoscientists Canada.

Kullman was named the Saskatoon Engineering Society Engineer of the Year in 2015 and received the McCannel Award from APEGS in 2017.

He is an Alternate Warden of Kipling Camp No. 4 (The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer).

“Over the course of his career, Rick Kullman has elevated, enhanced and promoted the engineering industry across the province and the country,” acknowledged Bev MacLeod ACEC-SK Executive Director, “Most significantly for ACEC-SK he foresaw the opportunities for consulting in Saskatchewan.”

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