Ontario Chamber Announces Ontario Business Achievement Award CEO of the YearOctober 28, 2020
(Toronto – October 28, 2020) – As part of its Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAAs), the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is proud to announce Bruce Power’s President & CEO, Mike Rencheck as the 2020 CEO of the Year Award recipient. The CEO of the Year Award, sponsored by Power Workers’ Union, is given to a CEO with exceptional leadership over the past 12 months, bringing their organization to a new level of growth and success within their industry.
“We are extremely proud to honour Mike Rencheck as CEO of the Year. He has contributed significantly to the prosperity of communities across the province,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “Under Mike’s leadership, Bruce Power has continued to produce 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent less than the average cost to generate residential power, and the company continues its production of medical isotopes to support health care across Canada and internationally.”
The OBAAs is the most recognized industry gala in the province with a single focus on celebrating business success. This annual awards gala celebrates the incredible innovations and achievements of a broad range of industry sectors and sizes from across the province.
“Being recognized as the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Ontario Business Achievement Awards CEO of the Year is a tremendous honour and one that I share with the employees and contractors whose work every day has allowed us to keep providing Ontarians with clean, reliable, low-cost electricity,” said Mike Rencheck, President and CEO, Bruce Power. “Our Safety-First focus has played a significant role during COVID-19 not only in allowing us to continue producing electricity and medical isotopes, but in also realizing we have an obligation to help keep our communities safe.”
While the OBAAs has typically been an in-person gala event, this year, the OCC is presenting the first-ever Virtual Ontario Business Achievement Awards: Difference Maker Edition. The Awards will be aired on TLN on December 27, 2020, followed by OCC social media channels. Each episode will put a spotlight on these unsung heroes who continue to support our communities. From the incredible frontline and essential workers who have truly risen to the COVID challenge to the unveiling of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and CEO of the Year Award recipients – this is an event you don’t want to miss!
In addition to CEO of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award of the year, the OBAAs will put a spotlight the incredible frontline and essential workers who have truly risen to the COVID challenge: grocery workers, truckers, healthcare workers, and construction workers.
This year’s OBAAs are supported by OCC’s Series Sponsors, Facedrive, OMERS and TC Energy.
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the OCC has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com.
About Mike Rencheck
Michael Rencheck is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Power. Bruce Power provides over 30% of the electricity for Ontario, and produces medical grade isotopes that help to sterilize 60% of the single-use medical devices around the world, while also treating cancer. Bruce Power provides electricity from eight nuclear reactors, and a five-turbine wind energy facility. We believe in our social responsibility and have award-winning economic development and community betterment initiatives. Learn more: https://www.brucepower.com/about-us/executive-team/.
For more information, please contact:
Ariel Benjamin, Specialist, Public Affairs Ontario Chamber of Commerce
647-342-3561 or firstname.lastname@example.org