Friday, October 02, 2009 - Mississauga, ON
October 2, 2009, Mississauga, Ontario- Just Energy is pleased to announce the re-election of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ken Hartwick, to the Ontario Energy Association's (OEA) Board of Directors.
The nomination was approved by the Association's Membership at the Annual General Meeting held on September 16, 2009. This marks a second term re-election for Mr. Hartwick, who was also appointed to the Board's Executive Committee, contributing to the Association's strategic direction.
"I take great pride in the opportunity to add a strong voice to the Association's mandate to promote an efficient, competitive and environmentally conscious energy market for Ontario's commercial and residential consumers" said Mr. Hartwick. "I look forward to the prospect of engaging key industry players and leveraging best practices to ensure that the energy sector - a major economic driver in this province - continues to thrive."
The OEA actively seeks to promote a business environment conducive to a prosperous and sustainable energy industry in Ontario. The mandate for the Association is to harness the expertise, experience and resources of the natural gas, electricity and energy marketing communities in the province to foster, among other things, effective and competitive gas and electricity markets; research and development in energy technologies; environmentally wise use of energy resources and fair and reasonable regulation and standards.
Before assuming the position of President and CEO for Just Energy, Mr. Hartwick served as the company's Chief Financial Officer. He is also a Board Member of the Atlantic Power Corporation and is Chair of the organization's Audit Committee. Prior to joining Just Energy, Mr. Hartwick served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Hydro One, the largest electricity delivery company in Ontario and one of the largest in North America. Mr. Hartwick was also a partner of Ernst & Young LLP between1994 to 2000.
About Just Energy:
Just Energy is one of North America's leading electricity and natural gas retailers with offices in Canada and the U.S. Through its affiliates under its parent, Just Energy Income Fund, a publicly traded Income Trust (TSX: JE.UN), ESG provides over 1.5 million residential, small to mid-sized commercial and small industrial customers with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they are protected from energy price volatility. Just Energy is poised to become an industry leader in providing environmentally responsible energy supply solutions to consumers across North America. For more information, call 1.866.478.5384 or visit justenergy.com
About the Ontario Energy Association:
The Ontario Energy Association is Ontario's premier energy trade organization, representing over 175 firms and organizations involved in the transmission, distribution and marketing of natural gas, and in the generation, transmission, distribution and marketing of electricity across the province. OEA members together employ about 32,000 Ontarians, and last year accounted for almost $35 billion in market revenues. For more information visit www.energyontario.ca
Just Energy Media Inquiries To:
Executive Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Ontario Energy Association Media Inquires To:
Tel: 416.961.2339 ext.229