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OPG president Tom Mitchell to retire

February 6, 2015 | By Renée Francoeur

February 6, 2015 – Ontario Power Generation’s CEO and president Tom Mitchell has announced his intention to retire.

“Tom has done a tremendous job and he will continue to provide strong leadership until his replacement has been chosen and an effective turnover has taken place,” Bernard Lord, chair of OPG’s board of directors, said.  “No date for Tom’s retirement has been set as the priority is to conduct a thorough search and find a highly skilled candidate to lead OPG.”

Mitchell took over the role of president and CEO in 2009 and led the company in a number of accomplishments, including closing its coal-fired generating stations, completing the Upper and Lower Mattagami projects on time and on budget as well as the Niagara Tunnel project.

“Tom’s made a tremendous contribution to the company and the province,” Lord added. “We are sorry he will be leaving us but we’re confident he has built a very strong base for his successor.”


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