OCNI Congratulates OPG’s Mike Allen - Electricity Human Resources Canada 2017 Leader of the Year Award

OCNI Congratulates OPG’s Mike Allen - Electricity Human Resources Canada 2017 Leader of the Year Award

OTTAWA, Ontario--Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), Canada's leading source for human resources research and tools for the electricity and renewable energy industry, today announced that Mike Allen, Ontario Power Generation’s Senior Vice President, Nuclear Refurbishment, has won its Leader of the Year award. Mr. Allen will be honoured at EHRC's awards luncheon on February 28th in downtown Toronto.

Following a long career working in the energy sector, Mr. Allen joined OPG in 2003 as a Maintenance Manager at Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. Fourteen years later, he is now leading the thousands of staff working on OPG’s $12.8 billion Darlington Refurbishment project. He is recognized for his vision, leadership and his tireless work supporting the workforce of the electricity industry. Mr. Allen also sits on the Board of the Electrical Power Systems Construction Association (EPSCA).

"We are delighted to recognize Mike as this year’s recipient. As the leader of a critical initiative, OPG’s Darlington Refurbishment, he understands and demonstrates how important people are to the outcome of a successful project,” said Jim Kellett, Board Chair, EHRC. “As an inspirational leader, Mike personifies many of our key objectives for this award such as passion, employee development, communications with staff, and motivation.”

The Leader of the Year award was established by EHRC in 2013 to recognize and celebrate an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their organization within the Canadian electricity industry through visionary people management strategies and leadership. The successful nominee is an individual who has affected positive change and is dedicated to ensuring that their workforce has the opportunity and skills to contribute to their company’s overall strategy and success.

Mr. Allen will be honoured at EHRC's Awards luncheon with the largest industry players expected in attendance. EHRC will also host a special presentation on the preliminary findings emerging from its 2017 – 2022 Labour Market Information (LMI) Study for the Canadian Electricity industry. This body of research aims to provide practical insights to guide the industry’s human resources management and planning, including the most up to date issues and statistics that impact the sector, along with subsequent implications on the skilled labour supply-demand gap.

Further details about the event can be found at EHRC’s web site.


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