Ascent Solutions appoints Ron Osborne and Laurie Skinner
By Alyssa Dalton
January 16, 2013 – Ascent Group Inc.—the parent company of Ascent Solutions, Ascent Renewables, Ascent Energy Services and St. Thomas Energy—has recently announced two senior management changes.
Ron Osborne has been appointed the new chief executive officer for the Ascent Group of companies, bringing with him more than 20 years of energy sector experience in both regulated and non-regulated environments. He is a professional member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Institute of Corporate Directors.
“We are delighted with the appointment of Ron to the CEO role. With his proven track record, Ron is well qualified to assume leadership of the Corporation and its vision of being the industry leader in energy solutions,” said Ascent chairman, Jim Herbert.
Laurie Skinner has been named to the position of president and chief operating officer of Ascent Solutions. Skinner previously served as the director of field services and was most recently acting as interim president. He is a graduate of the “Queen’s Executive” program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. He started in the electrical industry in 1977, and has been a journeyperson since 1981.
“Laurie brings a wealth of industry experience to this role and experience operating large scale electrical contracting organizations,” said Osborne.