The Management and Staff of MIC Institute of Technology proudly welcome its new Board of Directors. The Board, chaired by Professor Emeritus Clément Imbert was appointed to serve a three-year term and gave its commitment to Productivity, Integrity and Respect.
Meet our Distinguished Board of Directors
Professor Clément Imbert – Chairman
Professor Clément Imbert holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies (UWI), an MSc in Metallurgical Quality Control from Brunel University of West London, UK, and a PhD in Mechanical Metallurgy from UWI in collaboration with Concordia and McGill Universities in Montreal Canada. He has also been trained to Level 3 in NDT techniques and Welding Inspection and as a Lead Auditor in NDT.
He was a Demonstrator (part-time) at UWI in Mechanics of Solids from 1974 to 1980 and joined UWI full-time in 1980, lecturing mainly in Materials Technology, Manufacturing and the engineering profession at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has over 160 publications in Materials, Manufacturing, Inspection, Failure Analysis and Accreditation, among other areas.
He is a Registered Engineer, Past President and Fellow of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT) and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He was also Secretary-General of the Council of Caribbean Engineering Organizations for 10 years. He is the founding Chairman of the UWI Continuing Engineering Education Centre and was a Council Member of the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education for nine years. He is currently a Member of the International Steering Committee of the International Network for Engineering Education and Research.
He served as the Chairman of Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) and Metal Industries Company Ltd (MIC). He was also a Board Member of Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) (where he worked as a Research and Inspection Engineer from 1974 to 1980); Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT); National Training Agency (NTA) and the Princess Elizabeth Centre. He has chaired several Specification Committees of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS); served on or chaired several other national, regional and international committees and has done consultancy work - nationally, regionally and internationally. Currently he is the Chairman of MIC Institute of Technology (formerly Metal Industries Company Ltd), the Deputy Chairman of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and Vice President of the Princess Elizabeth Centre.
Professor Imbert has received several awards, among them are: the Career in Excellence in Engineering (the highest award of the APETT); the UWI Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence; the Chaconia Gold (as a member of the team that developed the G-Pan); the TTBS World Standards Day Award for Outstanding Contribution to Standards Development and the Gold Award for Excellence in Science and Technology by the National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST).
Mr. Keith D. Toby – Deputy Chairman
Mr. Keith D. Toby is no stranger to MIC-IT since he served as its Corporate Secretary and General Manager, Corporate Services. Presently, he is the Deputy Chairman of the MIC Institute of Technology. Mr. Toby epitomizes a true leader, he is humble, affable and an astute professional who is well known as a strategic thinker. He holds a BBA in Accounting and the MBA in Finance and Corporate Planning from Rutgers University, USA.
Mr. Toby was educated at St. Mary’s College, Port of Spain and speaks French and Spanish with moderate fluency. He resided in the United States of America for a total of 18 years. He has held other senior positions at National Commercial Bank; BWIA; Iron & Steel Company of Trinidad & Tobago; North West Regional Health Authority and AT&T, USA.
He also lectured at the UWI, St Augustine in Business & Economic Policy, Marketing and Accounting. As a proponent for Volunteerism, he is intimately involved in the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and was a foundation Member of the TTT Stewardship Foundation, an NGO formed to assist at-risk youth.
Mr. Winston Boodoo – Director
Mr. Winston Boodoo, a registered Electrical Engineer with the Board of Engineering of Trinidad & Tobago, graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, majoring in Power Systems, with honors, in 1994. He also holds an MBA with the Anglia Ruskin University. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT), as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also serves as a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Electricians Association and holds an Electrical Wireman’s license.
Mr. Boodoo has 20 years of experience in the Electrical Field, where he held positions of Electrical Engineer at two major Contracting Companies, was part of the Engineering Training Programme at T&TEC and was Hospital Plant Engineer of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. In 2004, as an entrepreneur in the field of Electrical, Mr. Boodoo started his very own Electrical Engineering Firm, Belec Limited.
He has also specialized in purified bottled water and is part owner of a leading bottled water company in Trinidad. As the representative for B&G products (USA) and Bronco Machines from Poland, he provides consultancy services to clients utilizing PET blowing machines in Antigua, Miami, Margarita and several local companies.
Mr. Boodoo is currently serving an active term as President of the Arima Business Association and is part of the Regional Coordinating Committee of the Arima Borough Corporation under the Chair of the Mayor of Arima. Additionally, he is a Member of the Board of Directors of MIC Institute of Technology, Chairman of the Power and Energy Society Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Trinidad and Tobago (IEEETT) Section in the areas of Electrical /Electronic and Industrial Maintenance and a Lay Minister at the San Rafael Roman Catholic Church.
He is an advocate for Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, and Tidal), Electric vehicles and plays a lead role by spearheading committees to implement technological initiatives in the introduction of smart cities to reduce our Carbon Footprint. He is also a contributor to the Agriculture and Cocoa Industry via his role in the local chapter of the IEEE, by offering engineering solutions in the areas of production, processing and packaging. He is also working on creating linkages between various institutions to share resources and assets for the benefit of more efficient use of state resources.
Mr. Mark Francis Sandy – Director
Mr. Mark Sandy started his career in Education and Training as a Primary and then Secondary school teacher where he spent 17 years teaching a mix of academic and vocational subjects and preparing students for CXC examinations. Before becoming a Schools Supervisor in the Division of School Supervision, he spent four years as a teacher-on-assignment at the Educational Planning Division (EPD) Head Office, Ministry of Education. He continued his teaching career at the University of the West Indies as a part-time lecturer in the Bachelor of Education – Educational Administration Programme at the School of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Education. He then moved on to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Headquarters in Barbados where he held the position of Assistant Registrar in the Measurement and Evaluation Division through which he served the Caribbean Region and shared his expertise with teachers and Ministries of Education alike.
At the Metal Industries Company (MIC) Limited, Mr. Sandy served as Training Manager for the National Skills Development Programme (NSDP) in which he instituted several improvements to the then existing managerial and instructional practices. While at MIC, he also lectured in the Technical Vocational Instructor/Teacher Training Programme offered under the Ministry of Science Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE) renamed MTEST in 2012).
Sandy’s professional qualifications were acquired from several internationally recognized institutions. His local Teacher training and certification were acquired at the Mausica Teachers’ College in Trinidad and furthered at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, USA where he attained his BSc. in Industrial Education. He completed his M.Ed. in Measurement and Evaluation at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus and later pursued additional post-graduate studies in Applied Psychometric Methods at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
His tertiary education endeavours have been supplemented from time to time with additional training from international agencies. For example, he completed training in Instructional Design and Planning with WIDS - Wisconsin Technical College, Madison USA, Assessing Competence with City & Guilds of London, Writing Online Training Materials with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), and Training for External Evaluators with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT).
Mrs. Angela Reneaud-Lewis – Director
Mrs. Angela Reneaud-Lewis obtained her Teachers' Technical Diploma in 1989 and thereafter was the first teacher to introduce the discipline of Business Studies at St. Joseph's Convent, St. Joseph where she taught for 13 years. In 1998, she obtained her LLB Degree from the University of London and later graduated with her Legal Education Certificate (LEC) in 2000. Mrs. Reneaud-Lewis was the Head of the Legal Unit of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development from 2005 to 2014, which operated under various incarnations. As an Attorney-at-Law, Mrs. Reneaud-Lewis is also the holder of certificates in Multilateral Environmental Agreements; Public Procurement Law and Practice; FIDIC Contracts; Competition Law and Policy and Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Delvert Edwards – Director
Mr. Delvert Edwards hails from Tobago with a background in Electrical Installation Technology. Edwards migrated to Trinidad in 2004 to pursue studies in Electrical, Electronics, and Instrumentation Engineering Technology at UTT. Edwards is a Board member of the MIC Institute of Technology and is presently employed with Massy Woodgroup as an Instrumentation Engineering Technician III at the Galeota Point Terminal British Petroleum (BPTT) facility.
Mrs. Gail Sooknarine-Ragoo – Director
Mrs. Gail Sooknarine-Ragoo has over 20 years of executive experience in Marketing, Operations and Organizational Development, Credit Management and Human Resources. She is currently the General Manager-Operations for VENTURE Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited. Prior to the appointment Mrs Sooknarine-Ragoo held the position of Operations Manager for 11 years. Sooknarine-Ragoo holds a B.Sc. Degree from the University of Rochester, an Executive MBA with a distinction in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She served as a member of the Economic Development Board under the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development for the period 2011-2015.