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Waterloo North Hydro Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waterloo North Hydro Holding Corporation. Its Board of Directors is appointed by the Board of Waterloo North Hydro Holding Company and is responsible for the overall direction of the company. Day-to-day leadership and management of the corporation are delegated to the President and Chief Executive Officer and the senior management team.

Executive Team

Rene W. Gatien, P. Eng., MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer - Rene GatienRene Gatien is the President and CEO since July 2002. Mr. Gatien was previously the Vice-President of Operations for Guelph Hydro for 11 years. Mr. Gatien holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering and is registered as a Professional Engineer and as a Journeyman Power Lineman in the province of Ontario.  As well he holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.  He has over 37 years of experience in the electrical industry in both the private and public sectors.

Albert P. Singh, MBA, CPA, CGA
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer - Albert SinghAlbert Singh is the Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Singh holds an MBA degree and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He joined the utility in January of 2003 and was previously the Director of Finance for Hydro Vaughan Distribution Inc. for six years. Mr. Singh has over 37 years of experience in the public and private sector, including twelve years with the City of Etobicoke and six years with a subsidiary of Goodyear Canada.

 

Marianne K. Blasman, B. Math
Vice President, Information Technology Services

Vice-President, Information Technology Services - Marianne BlasmanMarianne Blasman joined the company as Vice-President Information Technology Services in June 2008.  Ms. Blasman holds a BMath in Mathematics/Business Administration.   She has held various positions of increasing responsibility up to the Executive Vice-President level in the private sector.  Ms. Blasman has over twenty-five years' experience in the Information Technology services sector.

 

Dorothy Moryc, P. Eng
Vice President, Engineering & Stations

Vice-President, Engineering & Stations - Dorothy Moryc

Dorothy Moryc was promoted to the Vice-President, Engineering & Stations in September 2018, and has held several positions in the Engineering department over the past 20 years. Ms. Moryc holds a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo and is registered as a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. Ms. Moryc began her career in the Stations Engineering department overseeing construction and upgrades to transformer stations and communication systems used by WNH's Control Room.  For the seven years prior to Vice-President, Ms. Moryc's responsibilities included the distribution system capital projects as the Manager of Distribution Engineering. 

 

John Stephens, CET
Vice President, Operations

Vice-President, Operations - John StephensJohn Stephens was promoted to the position of Vice-President, Operations on September 10, 2018.  He graduated from the Construction Engineering Technology program at Conestoga College in 1990 and is a Certified Engineering Technologist in Ontario.  Mr. Stephens has held various positions in the company and its original telecommunications affiliate as well as in the private sector over the past 26 years.  He most recently managed WNH's Control Room team for six years.