CALGARY, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - ENMAX Corporation's board of directors appointed
Mr. Charles Ruigrok as interim President and Chief Executive Officer
"Charles has extensive management experience in the energy industry and
we're very pleased he has agreed to take on this interim role as we
begin our search for a President and CEO", said Mr. Cliff Fryers,
Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Ruigrok who currently sits on the ENMAX Board of Directors was most
recently CEO of Syncrude Canada Ltd. and had a twenty-six year career
with Imperial Oil.
"We have a tremendous amount of work to do in the coming months,
launching exciting new home generation solar and wind products across
Alberta, our electric vehicle pilot project and the continued
development of our natural gas power generation facilities," said Mr.
"ENMAX Corporation is one of Alberta's leading electricity retailers and
a leader in sustainable energy generation and reliable distribution. In
the last five years ENMAX has experienced unprecedented growth and has
helped lead the discussion on green energy, I look forward to taking on
the interim role," added Mr. Ruigrok.
Charles Ruigrok served as CEO of Syncrude Canada Ltd. from late 2003
until his retirement in 2007. He is now a Corporate Director. Prior to
his term at Syncrude, Mr. Ruigrok served as Vice President of Oil Sands
Development and Research at Imperial Oil where he was responsible for
the development of Imperial's extensive oil sands asset portfolio,
including Imperial's Cold Lake operation and their 25 per cent interest
in Syncrude. His 26 year career with Imperial Oil included diverse
assignments in operations, project management, R&D, business planning
and natural gas marketing.
Charles has broad management experience in the energy industry, bringing
both operating and major project engineering and construction
management expertise to the ENMAX board. He holds Bachelor of
Engineering Science (1978) and Master of Engineering (1984) degrees in
Civil Engineering from the University of Western Ontario. He is a
member of Professional Engineers Ontario.
Mr. Ruigrok is a past director of Syncrude Canada Ltd, Rainbow Pipeline
Company, Progas Limited, the Alberta Chamber of Resources, and
Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada, and a former member of the Board
of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. In
addition to his position on the ENMAX board, he also currently sits on
the boards of Soane Energy, the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame and a
number of other not-for-profit organizations.
About ENMAX Corporation
ENMAX Corporation, through subsidiaries and predecessors, has provided
Albertans with safe and reliable electricity for more than 100 years.
ENMAX provides electricity, natural gas and value-added services to
more than 660,000 residential, commercial and industrial metered
customer locations in Alberta. ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary
of ENMAX Corporation, is Alberta's leading competitive electricity
retailer. Through subsidiaries, ENMAX Energy is one of Alberta's
largest investors in renewable energy and was the first
Canadian electricity retailer to offer customers the option to support
wind generated energy. As well, ENMAX Corporation, through its
subsidiary ENMAX Envision Inc., provides fibre optic networks for high
speed data and internet communications. Visit our website at enmax.com.
SOURCE ENMAX Corporation
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