Claude Bédard, president, Euclid Admixture Canada, has been appointed to the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). Bédard will serve on the 13-member governing council that reviews, approves, and advises the SCC on its strategic direction. The council is appointed by the Canadian government and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry, Christian Paradis.

The SCC, with a mandate to promote efficient and effective standardization in Canada, has a goal to enhance Canada's economic competitiveness and social well-being. Standardization is defined as the development and application of standards publications that establish accepted practices, technical requirements, and terminologies for products, services, and systems.

"I am delighted that Dr. Bédard will join the Standards Council of Canada," said Minister Paradis upon Bédard’s appointment in March. "With his knowledge, experience and many contributions in the field of civil engineering, he will bring much valuable advice and insight to the council's governance in the years ahead."

Bédard has been with Euclid Chemical for more than 20 years and served as a member of the American Concrete Institute board of directors from 2008 to 2011 and the Canadian Standards Association board of directors from 2005 to 2007.  Bédard also led the Strategic Development Council of the Concrete Industry for several years.He holds bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in civil engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke and is a licensed civil engineer in the Province of Quebec.