Giving becomes tradition

Published on August 17, 2023

Inspired by the example set by his parents, Mark McNeill’s generosity continues to make a positive impact on future generations.

The NAIT grad (Business Administration – Marketing ’82 and Distinguished Alumni ’16) is president and CEO of Stream-Flo Industries, founded in 1962 by his father Duncan (Distinguished Friend of the Institute ’03), and Master Flo Valve Inc, which was acquired in 1982.

“NAIT has meant a lot to me and my family over the years as both Stream-Flo and Master Flo have benefitted greatly from the skilled graduates we have been fortunate to employ across our operations,” McNeill said.

The McNeill family, Stream-Flo and Master Flo have created three endowments that generously support 12 annual scholarships for students in the engineering and machinist programs at NAIT.

“The significant financial support we have provided the institution reflects the great value we believe NAIT provides to the community and students who enrol there.”

In fact, many of Stream-Flo and Master Flo’s senior management are NAIT graduates which, McNeill adds, speaks volumes to the growth potential NAIT cultivates in its students. Like his forward-thinking father before him, McNeill believes wholeheartedly that people are at the center of his company’s success and that fostering a skilled workforce is simply good for business.

The McNeill’s financial support has also included a $1 million gift toward NAIT’s Centre for Information and Communications Technology. They’ve also donated more than $800,000 in gift in kind equipment and established two additional student award endowments. In addition to the scholarship awards they provide to NAIT students, Stream-Flo also offers scholarships to the children of their employees who wish to pursue an advanced education.

As part of a philanthropic family, McNeill has witnessed first-hand the positive impact that comes from giving back to communities through education.

“I am very proud to carry on the tradition of my parents and other champions of education by supporting institutions like NAIT and the students they train.”