Ray Benson named Canadian Tunneller of the Year
September 21, 2016The Tunnelling Association of Canada (TAC) has announced their 2016 award recipients and we are pleased to share that Ray Benson has received the Canadian Tunneller of the Year Award.
Ray Benson has a long history with the company. He started with Klohn Leonoff in 1976, served as President from 1987 - 1993 and was with the firm until retirement in 2006. His career included planning, administration and operations management at the executive level with a strong emphasis on engineering operations.
Ray has more than 40 years of experience spanning a wide variety of civil and mining projects in Canada, the US and overseas. His experience in civil engineering and applied soil and rock mechanics is related to hydroelectric and general civil projects. Ray was involved with the design and construction of numerous tunnels, dams, hydroelectric projects and mine developments.
In addition to his lifetime of exemplary contributions to tunnelling engineering in Canada, Ray served as TAC President from 1984 to 1989.