CanSIA welcomes new president

OTTAWA - The Canadian Solar Industries Association recently appointed John A. Gorman as the new President of their organization.

Mr. Gorman comes to CanSIA from Sunlogics Inc.

, an innovative, global integrator of solar energy systems, where he served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Director (Canada). Prior to this he was a Founding Partner of PACE, a government and public affairs consulting firm.

“We are pleased to have someone with the wealth of experience John brings to the table. His background in government relations and infrastructure are the right blend for the solar industry and the many small businesses that comprise CanSIA,” said Michelle Chislett, CanSIA Chair. “Solar moves with rare speed and his drive and enthusiasm will help us guide members and work with the governments that are crucial to our success.”

Mr. Gorman’s expertise in the energy sector began in 2000 with his appointment to the Board of Hydro Ottawa Holdings (2000 to 2003). More recently, he played a key role in the stakeholder engagement efforts associated with Ontario’s Integrated Power Systems Plan (IPSP), and later the Feed-in-Tariff Program (FIT Program), through his work with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).

Throughout his career he has been actively involved in corporate and community organizations, including responsibilities as Director on the Board of Sunlogics Inc., World Trade Centres of Canada, Hydro Ottawa and the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA).


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