Executive Leadership Team
Dominique Minière, President
Dominique Minière is the President of Laurentis Energy Partners and Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Chief Strategic Officer and is responsible for developing, planning, executing and managing the strategy for the business to achieve mid to long-term growth opportunities including new electricity generation, decommissioning strategies and provision of other services in the nuclear industry. He previously was President - Nuclear, where he focused on growing OPG's nuclear business and oversaw all of OPG's nuclear operations. He is a seasoned leader with a wealth of experience.
Prior to his appointment at OPG, Dominique was Chief Operating Officer of Électricité de France (EDF), one of the world's largest nuclear and thermal fleets. With nearly 40 years of experience with EDF, Dominique has substantial experience constructing, operating and refurbishing nuclear plants and has been directly engaged in spent fuel management and nuclear waste.
He also has extensive international experience, having served on the board of the World Association of Nuclear Operators.
Jason Van Wart, Vice President
Since December 2017, Jason Van Wart has been the Vice President responsible for oversight of Laurentis Energy Partners’ (LEP) domestic and international activities. Under Jason’s leadership, LEP has grown its operations to include clients in New Brunswick, Ontario, Newfoundland, and Bucharest, Romania. Since 2018, Jason has been instrumental in positioning the company as a key supplier in global isotope markets including a partnership with BWXT ITG to supply Molybedenum-99. In early 2020, Jason was the lead negotiator for LEP’s inaugural collective bargaining agreement with the Power Worker’s Union.
Prior to joining Laurentis, Jason held the position of Vice President for Ontario Power Generation’s Inspection and Reactor Innovation (IRI) Division. With more than 450 staff and an annual operating budget of $150M, IRI is responsible for safely executing the specialized inspection and maintenance programs at OPG’s power generating facilities. He began his career at OPG in 2001 and has worked in progressively senior positions with Nuclear Engineering, Finance, Inspection and Maintenance.
Hailing from Atlantic Canada, Jason is a professional engineer who completed both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. In 2014, Jason achieved Dean’s List standing while completing his MBA at the Rotman School of Management.
James Lauritsen, Managing Director
James joined Laurentis Energy Partners in February 2019. James is a strategic and results driven professional with a deep corporate development and technical knowledge of the energy industry from over 20 years of international experience with leading global energy companies including OPG, Shell, Petrofac and Origin Energy (Australia).
James has worked in Canada, UK, South America, Middle East and Australia and has extensive experience in strategic leadership including identifying and delivering transformational scale corporate development opportunities, managing large and complex engineering projects and commercial and joint venture negotiations. Prior to joining LEP, James was Group Manager of Corporate Development for Australia’s largest integrated utility, Origin Energy where he was responsible for high value M&A transactions and corporate strategy.
James holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honors in Chemical Engineering, a Master of Science in Subsea Engineering and an Executive MBA with Distinction.
He is married with two young school age children and enjoys many sports including rugby, running, golf and skating.
Keith Skrepnek, Director of Business Administrative Services
Keith joined Laurentis in 2019 supporting a number of initiatives intended to prepare the organization for operational independence. Keith oversees the strategy, program implementation and management of Laurentis’ Business Administration Services, including HR/LR, Payroll, Finance, AP/AR, Supply Chain, Real Estate and Communications. In this newly created role, Keith is reporting directly into Jason Van Wart, VP of Laurentis Energy Partners.
Over the last few years, Keith served Ontario Power Generation as Director of Facilities & Projects leading an operations team across the Province. In that time, he initiated a broad operations review, lead the development of an organizational Mission, Vision and Strategy, introduced an organizational redesign and several transformational initiatives designed to re-position the team for future success.
On the personal front, Keith lives in Courtice, Ontario with his wife of 24 years, two adult (student) children and 3 dogs. Keith’s family loves the outdoors, keeping active, and looks forward to entertaining a house full of family and friends again once COVID-19 is over. Keith is a huge believer in personal development – he is currently working on his MBA, and also serves as a lecturer with Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education.
Jennifer Chapin, Director of Projects
Jennifer joined Laurentis as Director of Projects in 2020. Since joining OPG in 2003, she sought out varied experiences, including roles in engineering, fuel handling, root-cause evaluations, and performance improvement.
Previously, Jennifer was the Director of Operations Support within OPG’s Nuclear Waste Management division. In this role, she had oversight of work management, governance, human performance, Indigenous relations, and regulatory interface. She has also actively participated in culture-change initiatives to reduce bureaucracy and promote leadership development.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Engineering Physics and Society from McMaster University. Outside of work, Jennifer is the mom of two school-aged boys, the step-mom of two young adults, and keeps active through running and cycling.
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