To valued customers and partners,
The events of the past few weeks are a reminder of just how connected we really are. We’re faced with a unique, generational-scale challenge that can only be tackled by working together.
I’m proud to lead an organization that is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that our employees and customers remain healthy and safe in this unprecedented time.
To stay ahead of the extraordinary circumstances facing our community, we’ve undertaken several measures to manage the pandemic.
We’re following public health and hygiene protocols, and we’re practicing social distancing. Most of our employees are working remotely. But be assured that essential operational personnel are on the job to ensure that there’s no disruption to any of our services.
We remain committed to providing safe and reliable service to our customers and partners. It’s our commitment to the community in good times and bad. Please visit us at www.oecorp.ca to find out more. You can also connect with us through our Twitter and Facebook pages.
We’ll overcome this challenge together. Along the way we’ll continue working for you, so be well, stay healthy, and know that we’re ready to help if you need us.
President and CEO
To our valued clients and partners,
The health and safety of our employees is extremely important, as is the provision of quality services to our clients. We continue to actively monitor developments, in conjunction with guidance from government and are striving to reduce the spread of this pandemic.
As of Friday March 13, we restricted access of all our office locations to visitors, put a hold on attending industry events, stopped non-essential business travel, and have inventoried staff who are travelling for personal reasons and have assessed return to work protocols where needed. Employees returning from travel out of country are now requested to enter self-isolation for 14 days.
On March 17, employees who were able to work from home were asked to do so, as another precaution to limit spread and ensure the health of our employees, customers and the public, while allowing for service continuity.
The above measures follow on the steps we have already taken to date in order to manage exposure to the virus among employees, customers and industry colleagues through proper hygiene, sanitation and communications.
Providing safe quality service to our clients remains paramount. Our business continuity plans are in place, and services will continue to be provided from our offices, employees’ homes or from the field as safe to do so.
I am pleased to communicate that Mary Caputi, OEC’s Chief of Staff and Senior Vice-President, Construction Operations, received the Ontario Energy Association’s Outstanding Employee Award this week at the ENERGY AWARDS19. One of the objectives of the event is to recognize and reward individuals acknowledged as outstanding leaders by their peers within the Ontario energy industry.
Criteria for the award includes being an employee of an OEA member company who has made notable contributions and was consistently dependable and portrayed a positive attitude while serving as role model for others.
Mary is a proven leader and role model who commits to living the OEC brand in all that she does. She leads by example, commits to personal and organization excellence and always displays an innovator mindset. She brings a wealth of knowledge, innovative ideas and sound business strategies to her role. She is also active in the utility industry, understanding the importance of developing and growing through networking and community outreach. She is described by her peers as energetic, positive, empathetic and genuine.
President and CEO
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) hosted its annual awards ceremony to recognize leaders powering Canada’s electricity sector on February 21, 2019 in Toronto. This year, the Leader of the Year was awarded to Rob Lister, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oakville Enterprises (OEC).
Industry peers celebrated Mr. Lister for his extraordinary achievements, inspirational leadership and dedication to his employees. A leading figure in the energy and infrastructure industry for over 37 years, his visionary leadership ensures that his staff has the drive, opportunity, and skills to contribute to the business’s overall strategy and success.
Speaking on behalf of EHRC, CEO Michelle Branigan had this to say: “Rob Lister is an outstanding leader in our industry who walks the talk on all fronts. His commitment to people and innovation at OEC is beyond question, as is the respect he has garnered from his colleagues across the sector. The company’s performance and his overall contributions to our sector is second to none.”
To view testimonials from Mr. Lister’s peers, click here.
Electric Human Resources Canada’s Award Recipients
Leader of the Year:
Rob Lister, President and Chief Executive Officer, Oakville Enterprises (OEC)
Emerging Leader of the Year:
Courtnay de Rooy, FortisBC
Leader of the Innovation in HR Practices – Educational/Training Institution Award:
IBEW Local 37 Training Trust Fund
Leader of the Innovation in HR Practices – Employer Award:
The Workday Implementation Team, Hydro Ottawa
Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Award:
Sara Phinney, Nova Scotia Power
About Electric Human Resources Canada (EHRC)
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is Canada’s most trusted source of current human resources information and tools to help power the Canadian electricity industry today and tomorrow.
EHRC is a not-for-profit organization helping to keep the lights on in Canada by enabling a world-class workforce for the entire electricity industry that is highly skilled, safety-focused, diverse and productive.
(Oakville, ON) Oakville Enterprises (OEC) is proud to announce the successful acquisition of Teraflex Limited (Teraflex).
“Today, we take a step forward in growing our utility construction presence with the addition of Teraflex and are pleased to welcome them into the OEC family of companies,” said Rob Lister, President and CEO of OEC. “Expanding our utility construction capabilities is part of our long term strategy to enhance our infrastructure service capabilities across Ontario.”
Located in Ottawa, Teraflex provides a range of utility construction services, including civil and electrical construction services for utilities, municipalities and telecommunication companies.
Oakville Enterprises’ (OEC) family of energy and infrastructure companies serves municipalities, telecommunications, electrical distribution, and energy infrastructure businesses throughout Canada and beyond. OEC is driven to create value for all customers; building trust through demonstrated competencies, reliability and sincerity.
Communications Specialist, Oakville Enterprises Corporation