Jim Gartshore, P. Eng
H2O Power, President
Jim has over 38 years of leadership experience in energy production, energy procurement, capital projects and Pulp and Paper manufacturing. He is an experienced leader with a reputation for building teams and achieving continuously improving results.

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.

Ron McLeod, CPA, CMA
H2O Power, Vice President, Finance and Administration
Ron has over 31 years of accounting and financial experience in manufacturing, energy production, public accounting and public administration. He is responsible for financial planning and reporting, risk management, human resources and tax and treasury functions.

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.

Marc Mantha, P. Eng.
H2O Power, Vice President, Operations
Marc Mantha has over 34 years experience in operations, engineering and planning in the waterpower, transmission and distribution sectors.

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 Somerville
H2O Power, Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Stephen has worked for 18 years in the power industry, including all types of natural gas fired generation, wind, hydro, biomass and biogas.

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 member of the Board of both the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (“APPrO”) and the Ontario Water Power Association (OWA).

Stephen has also been the APPrO Annual Conference Chair from 2005 through 2018.

Stephen holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and an Honours B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo.