Organization of CANDU Industries Announces New Board Members

PICKERING, ON, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - The Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) is pleased to announce the election of the following individuals to its Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting in Oakville Ontario on November 10, 2011.

Ron Moleschi, Vice President, SNC-Lavalin Nuclear and Chair of the OCI Board

Doug Burton, Manager Marketing, Zirconium and Reactor Components, Cameco Fuel Manufacturing and Treasurer of the OCI Board

Terry McNally, Partner at Gowlings Lafleur Henderson LLP and Secretary of the OCI Board

Glen Crawford, Director of Marketing, Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Canada

Doug Hink, Vice President Nuclear, BPR Engineering Inc

Paul Marko, Manager, Instrumentation & Control Systems, Hitachi Canada Ltd.

Jun Tang, Vice President Marketing and Sales Nuclear Power, Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd.

Mark Zimny, President, Promation Nuclear.

The following board members will serve the second year of their two-year term on the OCI Board:

Mike Gabbani, Vice President Marketing and Sales GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Ltd

Chris Hughes, President, Laker Energy Products

Cindy Sypher, President,  Sypher & Associates

Walter Thompson, Vice President, Commercial Operations, AMEC NSS

Gerry Waterhouse, Site Manager, Nuclear Logistics Inc.

Nuclear Power in Canada: CANDU nuclear generation plants at the Pickering, Bruce and Darlington sites have provided more than 50 per cent of Ontario's electrical energy for the past 18 years. Ontario's' Long Term Energy Plan released in November 2010, calls for construction of new nuclear units at the Darlington Site to maintain a balanced and reliable electricity supply portfolio for the province. CANDU power plants in New Brunswick and Quebec also supply carbon-free electricity to provincial grids. Nuclear power projects have also been considered in both Saskatchewan and Alberta to help these provinces reduce their Green House Gas emissions.

Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) is an association of 160 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and the international marketplace. OCI members companies collectively employ more than 30,000 highly skilled and specialized people who manufacture major equipment and components and provide engineering services and support for CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada and around the world.  OCI companies also work on medical and other safe applications of nuclear technology. OCI is the leading voice of the Canadian nuclear supply chain and actively promotes the production of safe, clean and reliable nuclear base load electricity as a key part of a balanced electricity generation portfolio in Ontario. OCI advocates for the continued production of nuclear electricity in Quebec and New Brunswick and encourages the use of nuclear energy in Western Canada.

SOURCE Organization of CANDU Industries

For further information:

Ron Oberth, President (ron.oberth@oci-aic-org) or
Marina Oeyangen, Manager, Member Services and Communications (
1730 McPherson Court, Pickering Ontario (phone 905-839-0073).
Please visit the OCI Website at

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