Tom has over 40 years of nuclear energy leadership experience. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corporation and is Chair of the Board’s Nuclear Committee and a member of the Governance Committee.
He is the retired President, CEO, and Director of Ontario Power Generation in Canada. In that role, and as Chief Nuclear Officer, Tom was directly responsible for the safe, reliable, and cost-effective operation of 10 CANDU-design nuclear units with 6600 MW of capacity. Prior to this Tom was the senior site vice president of the 4 CANDU unit Pickering B station.
While at OPG, Tom oversaw the successful completion of several new hydroelectric projects, the transition from coal-fired power generation, and a major business transformation of the company’s size and cost structure.
Prior to his OPG experience, Tom had roles of increasing responsibility at Philadelphia Electric Company’s (now Exelon) Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania USA culminating in his appointment as Site Vice President.
Tom was Vice President of International Programs and Assistance at INPO and served as Deputy Director of the WANO Atlanta Centre. While at OPG, Tom was a member of the Atlanta Centre Governing Board and its Chair from 2012 to 2015.
Tom has served on the Board of the US Electric Power Research Institute and was a member of the Leadership and Compensation Committee. He also has served on the Board of the US Nuclear Energy Institute and was Chair of the WANO Post-Fukushima Commission.
Tom has an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering from Cornell University, a master degree in mechanical engineering from George Washington University, and an honorary doctorate degree from University of Ontario Institute of Technology.