OCI announces new Board of Directors

November 18, 2015, Pickering, Ontario – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI), held its Annual General Meeting and Annual Conference on November 18th at the Ajax Convention Centre.

The Theme of the Annual Conference was “SMR Development and Deployment”. OCI member companies heard from SMR proponents, a nuclear regulator, and four leading SMR developers about the status of several SMR technologies and the increasing opportunities for this innovative technology in Canada’s electricity and resource recovery sectors.

Mark Lesinski, President and CEO of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) was the keynote dinner speaker and shared a “New Vision for CNL” under its new private sector leadership.

Eight directors were elected to the 13-member Board by the OCI membership with five directors entering their second year of two-year terms. Following is the 2015-16 OCI Board of Directors:

James Gandhi, Aecon Industrial – (Board Chair )

Michele Cheng-Newson, Lakeside Process Controls – (Board Secretary)

Sam Peralta, Kinectrics – (Board Treasurer )

Martin Tulett, AMEC Foster Wheeler

Narinder Bains, ATS Automation

Jun Tang, BWX Technologies

Celeste Pendlebury, Cameco Fuel Manufacturing

Doug Burton DB2 Consulting

Mike Gabbani, GE Hitachi Canada Ltd

Terry McNally, Gowlings

Mark Zimny, Promation Nuclear

Justin Hannah, SNC Lavalin Ltd

Ron Chatterton, Worley Parsons


(Pictured from Left: Ron Obeth, OCI; Narinder Bains, ATS Automation; Sam Peralta, Kinectrics; James Gandhi, Aecon; Celeste Pendlebury, Cameco Fuel Manufacturers; Ron Chatterton, Worley Parsons; Marina Oeyangen, OCI; Mike Gabbani, GE Hitachi Nuclear; Michele Cheng-Newson, Lakeside Process Controls; Martin Tulett, Amec Foster Wheeler; Justin Hannah, SNC-Lavalin; Jun Tang, BWXT Canada; Doug Burton, DB2 Consulting; Mark Zimny, Promation. Absent from the photo is Terry McNally, Gowlings.)


Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is an association of more than 190 suppliers to the nuclear industry. OCI companies employ more than 12,000 nuclear specialists who design reactors, manufacture major equipment and components, and provide engineering services and support to CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as to CANDU and Light Water Reactor (LWR) plants in offshore markets.





Dr. Ron Oberth, President and CEO,

905 839 -0073 or 647 407 6081, ron.oberth@oci-aic.org.


Ms. Marina Oeyangen, Manager Member Services and Communications905

839 -0073 or 905 706 5958, marina.oeyangen@oci-aic.org


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