The governing body of Laurentis Energy Partners.
Chris Ginther is Chief Administrative Officer at Ontario Power Generation. He joined the company in July 2012 as SVP and General Counsel and was appointed to his current position in February 2017.
Chris is responsible for the People & Culture, Health & Safety, Labour Relations, Environment, Procurement, Information Technology, Regulatory, Real Estate and Facilities portfolios. Chris is a member of the OPG Enterprise Leadership Team and other committees.
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1983 and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1986. He received his Master of Laws Degree from Osgoode Hall in 1999.
Chris began his legal career at Torys LLP in Toronto. He has served as Vice-President and General Counsel at BCE/Bell and Chief Legal Officer at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
Ken Hartwick is Ontario Power Generation’s President and CEO. Ken joined OPG in March 2016 as OPG’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President - Finance, where he led all operations under Finance, Business Development, Strategy, and Risk. As CFO and SVP - Finance, Ken also led the launch of Canada’s first utility green bond as well as OPG’s expansion to the U.S. through the acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC.
Ken joined OPG from Wellspring Financial Corporation, where he was CFO and Treasurer. He was also interim President and CEO at Atlantic Power Corporation, a generating company that does business in Canada and the U.S. For ten years prior, Ken was the President and CEO of Just Energy Corporation, a Canadian-based energy retailer. In addition, he held the position of CFO at Hydro One between 2001 and 2004. He also held senior positions at Cap Gemini and was a partner at the accounting firm Ernst and Young.
Ken is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration. He serves on a number of boards.
Originally from Norwood, Ontario (near Peterborough), Ken now lives in Milton with his wife. He has three grown children.
Mike Martelli is President of Renewable Generation at Ontario Power Generation. Mike was appointed to his current position in July 2013 and is responsible for leading a team of 1,500 skilled and dedicated team members who operate and maintain OPG’s two operating thermal stations, 66 hydroelectric generating stations and a solar project. These stations are located across Ontario and have total capacity of over 10,000 megawatts (MW).
Mike is a member of OPG’s Enterprise Leadership Team and an officer of the company. He has directed major projects including the Lower Mattagami, New Post Creek and Ranney Falls hydroelectric projects; fuel conversions of Atikokan Generating Station and Thunder Bay Generating Station from coal to biomass; and the Nanticoke Solar Project. Mike is also responsible for Corporate Indigenous Relations, working to build and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous communities throughout Ontario.
Mike manages OPG’s commercial partnerships with First Nation communities including Lac Seul First Nation, Moose Cree First Nation, Taykwa Tagamou Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation. These partnerships, which often involve joint ownership by both OPG and the First Nation communities, demonstrate a successful business model that generates economic growth and development for local communities while providing clean, renewable electricity for Ontario. Mike also serves on the boards of Portland Energy Centre; a joint venture between OPG and TransCanada that owns and operates a 550 MW combined cycle gas turbine generating station, and Brighton Beach Power; a joint venture between OPG and ATCO that owns and operates a 550 MW combined cycle gas turbine.
Mike joined OPG’s predecessor company, Ontario Hydro, in 1985. Since then he has held roles of increasing responsibility in both technical functions and plant operations at OPG site locations across Ontario including Timmins, Renfrew, Thunder Bay, Niagara Falls and Toronto. Mike’s previous management and executive roles include Maintenance Manager, Asset Manager, Director of Engineering, VP Operations-Thunder Bay, VP Operations-Niagara and SVP-Hydro-Thermal Operations.
A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Mike holds a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in Ontario and a graduate from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is also a director on the board of the WaterPower Canada.