MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) announces that Scott Saint has been named Chief Public Safety Officer and Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, and Earl Davison has been named Vice President, Operations.
Saint succeeds Doug Crawford who retired at the end of August. He has been with ESA for thirteen years most recently as Chief Operating Officer. "I'm very excited to be taking on the Chief Public Safety Officer role. It's a unique opportunity to direct ESA's strategies for improving electrical safety across the province," said Saint. "At the end of the day, it's about keeping Ontarians safe whether at home, at work, or at play."
"In his years with ESA, Scott has shown great passion and commitment to the cause of electrical safety," said David Collie, President and CEO. "Scott's move into this key role will ensure continuity and momentum as we pursue our mission of reducing the rate of electrical injuries, deaths and fires in Ontario."
Prior to joining ESA, Saint was with Hydro One/Ontario Hydro for ten years in a variety of roles including business integration, corporation development, audit and retail engineering, among others. Prior to that he held engineering positions with Domtar Gypsum and Atlas Speciality Steels. He is a Professional Engineer and holds both an Electrical Engineering degree and a Master in Business Administration degree from McMaster University. He received his Chartered Directors designation from the Directors College.
Davison was previously Managing Director, Harm Prevention at ESA reporting to the COO. The role of VP, Operations has been established as a new executive role in place of the COO position. "Earl has proven to be a very valuable contributor at ESA helping us to advance both our operational functions and our achievement of safety goals," said Collie. "In the VP, Operations role he will ensure continued effective delivery of these services working closely with our teams across the province."
Davison joined ESA in 2011 and had previously worked as Vice President, Operations at Vertex Business Solutions and in senior roles at Hydro One/Ontario Hydro. He is a Professional Engineer, has an electrical engineering degree from Queen's University and a Masters in Business Administration from Laurentian University, and achieved a Masters Certificate Six Sigma - Black Belt from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario with specific responsibilities under the Electricity Act and the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act. As part of its mandate, ESA is responsible for administering regulation in four key areas: the Ontario Electrical Safety Code; licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians; electrical distribution safety; and electrical product safety.
SOURCE: Electrical Safety Authority
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