ONTARIO ENERGY NETWORK (OEN) Chair, Grant Buchanan, announces that John Loucks will join the Association in the role of the new President of the OEN, effective April 1, 2017. After a period of transition, John will also assume the title of CEO of the Association.
John has more than 30 years in the energy sector, beginning his career in engineering, conservation and technical service positions, first at the City of Calgary (now ENMAX) and then at Brampton Hydro. Loucks joined Napanee Public Utilities Commission as CEO (General Manager), then assumed the same position with Nanticoke Hydro-Electric Commission. Following that, John joined Brantford Power as Chief Operating Officer.
John served a total of 7 terms on the MEA, MEARIE and EDA boards, twice chairing MEARIE before becoming Chair of EDA in 2009. He also served on numerous Ministry of Energy committees, led an industry delegation that toured energy projects in Denmark, chaired the EDA Conservation & Demand Management Caucus, and chaired the MEARIE subsidiary MMI. John Loucks joined the EDA in 2011 as Vice President, Corporate and Members Affairs, eventually becoming Executive Vice President and serving the association as President and CEO in 2015-2016.
"I am thrilled to have John join our Association, and believe he will be a strong and effective leader of the OEN," said Grant. "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the OEN, please join me in wishing John all the best in his new position."