Engineering professor Richard Zytner has been named a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour. He was inducted at a gala held May 7 in Toronto.

The Order of Honour pays tribute to individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the operation of the profession, its professional status or the functions of the association.

Among other things, Zytner worked to increase local PEO membership and helped organize technical tours, guest speakers, license presentation ceremonies, golf tournaments and National Engineering Week activities. At the regional level, he sat on the task force that established PEO’s student membership program and helped to arrange publication of Contributions to Professional Engineering from the Western Region, a book written by PEO chapter volunteers that documents the early history of engineering in southwestern Ontario.

In 2009, Zytner was recognized as a fellow of Engineers Canada, the federation of the provincial engineering licensing bodies.