Leadership Team

Executive Team

Rene W. Gatien

Co-President and Chief Executive Officer

Jerry Van Ooteghem

Co-President and Chief Executive Officer

Margaret Nanninga

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Dorothy Moryc

Vice President, Stations and Engineering

Mark Dillon

Vice President, Information Technology

Greig Cameron

Vice President, Innovation & Business Transformation

Wilf Meston

Vice President, Operations

Will Stratford

Director, Corporate Services

Jenny McGeachy

Director, People and Culture

Board of Directors

Enova Energy Corporation

Rosa Lupo, Chair

Tim Martin, Vice-Chair

Arnold Drung

Brian Unrau

David Petras

James Phillips

Susan Taves

Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, City of Kitchener

Mayor Dorothy McCabe, City of Waterloo

Mayor Sandy Shantz, Township of Woolwich

Bil Ioannidis, City of Kitchener Councillor

Paul Singh, City of Kitchener Councillor 

Enova Power Corp.

Steve McCartney, Chair

Sandra MacGillivray, Vice-Chair

Carol Leaman

David Schnarr

Jacinda Reitsma

Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, City of Kitchener

Mayor Dorothy McCabe, City of Waterloo

Mayor Sandy Shantz, Township of Woolwich

Scott Davey, City of Kitchener Councillor

Observers

Mayor Joe Nowak, Township of Wellesley

Mayor Les Armstrong, Township of Wilmot

Rene W. Gatien

Co-President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gatien has been the President and CEO of Waterloo North Hydro since July 2002. Prior to joining Waterloo North Hydro, he was the Vice-President of Operations for Guelph Hydro for 11 years. He holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is registered as a Professional Engineer and a Journeyman Power Lineman in the province of Ontario. He has over 37 years of experience in the electrical industry in both the private and public sectors.

Jerry Van Ooteghem

Co-President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Van Ooteghem has been President and CEO of Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc. since 2007. Mr. Van Ooteghem joined Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro in 1980 and held various positions of increasing responsibility in the design, planning and operations of electric power distribution systems and transformer stations during his 35-year career with the company.

Mr. Van Ooteghem has served in various capacities on numerous industry committees over the years and holds an ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Van Ooteghem previously served on the Board of Directors of the Electrical & Utilities Safety Association and as Chair of the GridSmartCity Cooperative.

Mr. Van Ooteghem is a Professional Engineer with a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a MASc in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo.

Margaret Nanninga

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Nanninga is the Vice President Finance & CFO and has overall responsibility for Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Customer Care & Supply Chain Management.

Ms. Nanninga is a CPA (Certified Professional Accountant) with over 25 years of experience in the electricity distribution industry, joining the former Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro in June 1996.  Ms. Nanninga holds a Masters Certificate in Energy Sector Leadership from the Schulich School of Business at York University, a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Laurentian University.

Dorothy Moryc, P. Eng

Vice President Stations and Engineering

Ms. Moryc has been the Vice-President, Engineering & Stations at Waterloo North Hydro since September 2018. She joined Waterloo North Hydro and started her career in the Stations Engineering department overseeing construction and upgrades to transformer stations and communication systems used by the Control Room. Prior to being named Vice-President her responsibilities included the distribution system capital projects as the Manager of Distribution Engineering. She holds a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business. She is also registered as a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.

Mark Dillon

Vice President, Information Technology

Mr Dillon has been the Vice-President of Information Technology Services at Waterloo North Hydro since July 2019. He began his career as a software developer in the utility sector during Y2K, deregulation and has led multiple smart metering deployments. Having worked in private, municipal, education and utility sectors, he brings practical experience in intelligent communities, fibre optics, wireless networks, SCADA, information security and the complexities of the utility industry. Most recently, 2016 to 2019, he managed information technology for the City of Sarnia where he assisted in a dark fibre optic build, adoption of open source technology, build of new website, placement in the 2019 Top7 intelligent communities and recognition through a 2018 Chamber of Commerce OBAA.

Greig Cameron

Vice President Innovation & Business Transformation

Mr. Cameron is the Vice President of Innovation & Business Transformation, with overall responsibility for Innovation, People & Culture, Corporate Communications, Metering, Billing, and Merger Integration.

Mr. Cameron is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario with over 25 years of experience providing engineering and management services to the electric power distribution industry. Mr. Cameron currently serves as a member of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) Utility Advisory Council (UAC) and the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Cyber Security Advisory Committee. Mr. Cameron holds a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems.

Wilf Meston

Vice President, Operations

Mr. Meston is Vice President Operations. Mr. Meston joined Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro in September 1989 as the Operations Project Engineer.

As Vice President Operations at Enova Power Corp., Mr. Meston has overall responsibility for Distribution, Construction, Control Room, Operations Services (Locates), and Fleet.

Will Stratford

Director, Corporate Services

Mr. Stratford has been the Director of Corporate Services at Waterloo North Hydro since September 2020 where his responsibilities include Health and Safety, Sustainability, Human Resources and Facilities. Prior to his current role, Will was the Manager of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE). He holds a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, a Masters Certificate in Energy Sector Leadership from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and an MBA from Royal Roads University.

Jenny McGeachy

Director, People and Culture

Jenny McGeachy is the Director of People and Culture. Ms. McGeachy joined Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro in 2012 as Human Resources Specialist, and in 2015 was promoted to Manager of Human Resources before accepting the position of Director of People and Culture with Enova.

As Director of People and Culture, Ms. McGeachy has responsibility for all aspects of Human Resources, including culture, benefits, talent acquisition, payroll, and claims management.

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