Society of Energy Professionals statement on retirement of Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthorne

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - The Society of Energy Professionals, which represents 1,100 Bruce Power employees, made the following statement in response to the company's announcement that its CEO, Duncan Hawthorne, will retire later this year:

"While we occasionally had our differences, Society members always knew we could count on Duncan's commitment to the success of Bruce Power and its workforce," said Society President Scott Travers. "More than anything else, Duncan's legacy is the recent agreement with the provincial government to refurbish six reactors at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station. This ensures Bruce Power will produce clean, greenhouse gas emission-free energy for the next 50 years."

"Duncan's vision of excellence has transformed the Bruce into a truly world class nuclear operator," added Society of Energy Professionals' Bruce Power Local Vice President Mike Gade. "Although Duncan is retiring, his vision of excellence will continue to guide the Bruce through the next six refurbishments and for that the workers at the Bruce will be eternally grateful to Duncan."

"We are also going to miss the generous contributions Duncan and his wife Lesley made to our community, especially through Easter Seals Ontario," said Gade.

"On behalf of all Society members, we wish Duncan a long and healthy retirement," concluded Travers.

SOURCE The Society of Energy Professionals

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