Bruce Power’s Executive Team is responsible for more than 4,000 employees who work to provide Ontario with over 30% of its electricity.
Mike Rencheck – President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael W. Rencheck was appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Power starting Aug. 15, 2016.
Over the past 30+ years, Mike has served in a number of roles and most recently was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for AREVA overseeing its extensive Global capital portfolio of nuclear and renewable projects. Prior to this, he served as President and CEO of AREVA Inc. in North America leading its diverse nuclear services business in Canada and the United States with a workforce of about 5,000 people.
Prior to joining AREVA, Mike was the Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer at American Electric Power (AEP). AEP is a major investor-owned electric utility in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states with 38,000 MWs of generation assets.
After joining AEP in 1998 as VP of Nuclear Engineering, Mike held various positions during his tenure, including Senior VP of Engineering, Projects and Field Services; Senior VP of Engineering, Technical and Environmental Services; and President of AEP ProServ, a wholly-owned engineering and field services subsidiary responsible for major power generation projects and outage management.
Before joining AEP, Mike worked for Florida Power Corporation serving as Director, Nuclear Engineering and Projects for Crystal River Nuclear Station. Earlier in his career, Mike worked at Public Service Electric & Gas Company Salem Nuclear Generating Station as Director of System Engineering and Duquesne Light Company’s Beaver Valley Power Station.
In 2014, Mike was recognized by the National Safety Council for his leadership demonstrating a personal commitment to worker safety and health as part of ‘CEO’s who get it.” He also has demonstrated a commitment to many organizations that make a difference in people’s lives including Habitat for Humanity and United Way. He is a Professional Engineer and certified senior reactor operator.
Len Clewett – Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Len has more than 30 years of nuclear power operations experience with roles in operations, engineering, projects and maintenance.
Len joined Bruce Power in 2008 and was most recently the Vice President of Nuclear Maintenance Services. Len was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer in August 2012.
Prior to joining the Bruce Power, Len held senior leadership roles including plant manager, site engineering director and operations manager. Len was previously licensed as a senior reactor operator at a Pressurized Water Reactor and performed in the control room supervisor and shift manager roles. Len also spent 14 years with Florida Progress Corporation and came to Bruce Power from Xcel Energy in Minnesota.
Len graduated from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has also obtained a Masters of Business degree and a Professional Engineer’s license.
Kevin Kelly – Executive Vice President, Nuclear Development
Kevin Kelly currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Nuclear Development. This is a operational development role that will provide Kevin with exposure to outage execution, work management, maintenance, operations, projects and WANO, to help him build on his already-extensive work experience. Kevin was previously responsible for Supply Chain, Site Services, Business and Capital Planning, Corporate Finance and Reporting, Treasury and Taxation, Energy Trading, and Pension Asset Management.
Kevin brings more than 25 years of experience in the areas of strategic and operational planning, financial reporting and cost management, treasury, taxation, pension and insurance. More recently, he was part of the Bruce Power Team who successfully negotiated a long-term commercial framework with the Province of Ontario enabling the life extension of the facility up to 2064.
Kevin joined Bruce Power as the Head of Finance when the company was formed in 2001 after working with British Energy when that entity acquired 80% of Bruce Power. In 2005, he was appointed as Vice-President Finance and supported the 2005 Bruce Power Refurbishment Agreement negotiation team and the related restructuring of Bruce Power. He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Finance and Commercial Services, and Executive Vice President, Corporate Services.
Prior to his role at Bruce Power, Kevin was responsible for setting up the reporting and governance structure for British Energy in North America. During this time he also served on the due diligence and transition team focusing on the transaction between Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation. Kevin has also worked at BDO’s Toronto Office where he was responsible for managing various operational and financial client groups that consisted of both owner-managed businesses and public companies.
Kevin is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives. He is a CPA and received his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation from the ICAO in 1997 and holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University.
James Scongack – Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Operational Services
James Scongack is the Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Operational Services. James is a member of the Executive Team responsible for Corporate Affairs, Waste Management, Environment/Sustainability, Site Operational Services, Emergency Protective Services and Information Technology. In his role he has also been the executive lead for the site’s lease with the Province and isotope development.
Prior to his current role, James served as Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Environment for Bruce Power, focused on environmental and waste management, Indigenous and community relations, communications, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder relations. All of these elements remain part of his current portfolio.
Prior to his role in Corporate Affairs, James held the role as Executive Assistant to Bruce Power’s President & CEO from 2006-2011, while managing various company initiatives including new build development projects and environmental reviews in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
More recently, James was part of the Bruce Power team which successfully negotiated a long-term commercial framework with the Province of Ontario, extending the life of the facility to 2064, enabling the $13 Billion life extension program. He also served as executive co-host for the 2015 International Atomic Energy Agency OSART Mission.
James sits on the board of Life Labs, Canada’s largest independent provider of laboratory services. He is also is a Generator Representative for nuclear and Vice-Chair on the Independent Electricity System Operator Stakeholder Advisory Committee.
He has an Executive MBA from London’s Ivey Business School and a Chartered Director through the DeGroote Business School Directors College. James also holds a Masters Degree from the University of Guelph College of Management and Economics in Leadership and a BA (Hons) and has completed Master’s-level Project Management certification through York University’s Schulich School of Business.
James is actively involved in many community organizations and charities through the efforts of Bruce Power’s community investment and sponsorship program, environment and sustinability fund and the Indigenous community investment fund. He has been a long-time supporter of Easter Seals, previously servicing as a member of the Board and Chair of the Fundraising Committee and received a diamond award of distinction for his efforts in 2016.
James and his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Aubrey, live in Port Elgin, Ont., where he grew up.
John Soini – Executive Vice President, Finance and Commercial Services
John Soini is the Executive Vice President, Finance and Commercial Services.
In his role, he will be leading efforts to look broadly at our business and projects supporting both the business operation and our ramp-up for MCR and Asset Management activities. John is not new to Bruce Power having participated in the Units 1 and 2 refurbishment efforts, and he will return to our business bringing these and other experiences and lessons learned.
John has been most recently the President of Energy East, a TransCanada subsidiary, with overall responsibility for the Energy East Pipeline Project. John was with TransCanada for over 20 years in various roles, including Vice President of Project Management for the Energy East Pipeline Project. Prior to that, he led the development and safe installation of all facilities and pipeline infrastructure projects within TransCanada’s Natural Gas and Power Divisions in Canada and the United States.
During his work at Bruce Power, John has been the Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, and Vice President of the Bruce A Restart Project. He also holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, with distinction, from the Haskayne School of Business and is a Mechanical Engineering Technologist and a Fourth Class Power Engineer.
Cathy Sprague – Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Cathy Sprague is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Bruce Power. Her role is to oversee Bruce Power’s Human Resources function including Labour Relations, Recruitment, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Wellness and Total Rewards.
Along with the Chief Executive Officer and the other Executive Vice Presidents, she also serves as a member of the Bruce Power Executive Team and is a member of the management committees dealing with pension administration, human resources and code of conduct most recently served as Corporate Vice President of Human Resources with J.D. Irving (Irving Group of Companies) in New Brunswick.
Previously, Cathy was the Canadian Vice President of Human Resources for Coca-Cola Enterprises in Toronto. In addition to the leadership of the Human Resources function for Canada, she was also on the North American HR Leadership team designing and developing HR programs and services for North America.
From 1998 to 2007, Cathy the was Executive Director of Human Resources at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with overall responsibility for CBC Radio, CBC Television and digital platforms. In her role, she led a full range of human resource and labour relations activities for the Corporation’s 10,000 employees.
Cathy graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from St. Mary’s University and a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University. In addition, she is a graduate of the ICD Program from the Rotman School of Business and holds the ICD.D designation through the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Kelly Trice – Executive Vice President, Projects and Field Services
Kelly Trice joined Bruce Power as our Executive Vice President, Projects and Field Services, in July 2017.
In this new role, Kelly will be responsible for Major Component Replacement, Asset Management, Sustaining Capital and site-wide Project Controls.
Kelly brings to Bruce Power executive leadership with extensive engineering and projects experience. Previously, Kelly was the President of Facilities & Plant Services for a large U.S.-based engineering and construction business with projects in Europe, South America, Asia and North America. He was responsible for leading the company’s nuclear division and the chemical and fossil division which performed work on approximately 40 per cent of the U.S. nuclear operating fleet and another 150 petrochemical plants. Additional responsibilities included environmental and infrastructure services, program and construction management; engineering, procurement and construction; emergency response and disaster recovery; environmental remediation and coastal engineering and restoration.
Kelly also served as the President of the company’s power division, which constructed large-scale power plants, and as President of their Project Services Group, the proxy company responsible for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication program.
Kelly is a graduate of the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program where he served in the Navy for six years as an Officer on a nuclear submarine. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.