Marvin DeVries, MEng'83

President, Trojan Technologies


Mr. DeVries received the Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal in 2016.

Q & A

What makes you proud to be Canadian?

I've lived and worked in 3 countries outside of Canada and travelled to more than 60 countries in total, and each time I return to Canada, I reflect on how incredibly fortunate my family and I are to live in the best country in the world.

Why do you value your Engineering degree?

Both Engineering degrees are related to water (hydrology and water & wastewater treatment), and both have been very relevant to my career with Trojan Technologies - a global provider of products and services in water and wastewater treatment.

Any advice you would offer an incoming Engineering student?

Look for an opportunity to live and work abroad in a culture very different from the one you were raised in and do so as early as possible in your engineering career.