Prior to the creation of H2O Power, Jim was Vice President of Energy and Engineering at Resolute Forest Products (formerly AbitibiBowater) where he was responsible for corporate engineering, capital projects, energy generation and energy procurement.
During his time at AbitibiBowater, Jim progressed through a number of leadership positions with ever-increasing responsibilities including the leadership of a large pulp and paper manufacturing facility with overall responsibility for all aspects of the operation.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Sciences in Electrical Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer.
Prior to joining H2O Power, Ron worked several years in the Pulp and Paper industry for Resolute Forest Products in various financial roles. He has been part of H2O since its inception and played an active role in the setup of the company, automation of the plants and the ultimate sale of H2O to its current owners. During this time, he gained a strong understanding of the energy markets and operations.
Ron is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Prior to joining H2O Power, Marc previously held progressive engineering and management positions with Ontario Hydro and AbitibiBowater.
Marc is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Electrical Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer. He is also a founding member of the Ontario Waterpower Association and has held various positions on the Board of the OWA since its inception.
Stephen leads and executes H2O’s growth strategy; he is responsible for the acquisition, development and financing of hydroelectric projects across North America.
Previously, Stephen was a Vice President with Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”), Inc. where he was responsible for the development of all CPV’s natural gas-fired power generation development projects (and associated natural gas pipeline and transmission lines) and large scale wind projects, across Canada.
Prior to joining CPV, Stephen was a member of the Probyn & Company and Clean Power Income Fund team responsible for business development and acquisitions.
Stephen has experience working with the OPA, the IESO, the Ministry of Energy, and various First Nations Groups across Canada and is a long standing member of the Board of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (“APPrO”).
Stephen has also been the APPrO Annual Conference Chair from 2005 through 2017.
Stephen holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and an Honours B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo.
John is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida.
Previously, Marc was Associate General Counsel at Cabot Corporation, a specialty chemical company, and was a Partner at Holland & Knight LLP where he chaired the Environmental Practice Group.
He is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Wesleyan University.
Prior to joining FirstLight, Peter was the Director of Operations and Optimization for ENGIE North America. Peter has held management positions with Bank of New York and Deutsche Bank Securities.
Peter received a B.A. in Marketing and Management from Fairfield University.