TIVERTON, ON – June 9, 2004 – Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ken Talbot, its Executive Vice President and Chief Engineer, were honoured by their peers last night in Toronto during the Canadian Nuclear Achievement Awards.
Hawthorne received the Ian McRae Award of Merit for his role in improving the public’s perception of nuclear energy in Ontario and his vision, commitment and foresight with respect to the destiny of Bruce Power. Talbot was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution Award for his career contributions to CANDU technology and the global nuclear industry.
"There is no better recognition than that of your industry peers,” said Hawthorne, who has also assumed the role of Chairman of the Canadian Nuclear Association. ”I’m particularly pleased to receive this award because I haven’t been in Canada for very long. To receive such acceptance is truly a privilege.”
Ken Talbot has spent more than 30 years working in various roles within Ontario’s nuclear industry and abroad with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. During his three years as the agency’s Head of Operational Safety for nuclear installations, Talbot led more than 40 improvement missions to nuclear power plants in 20 countries.
“My entire career has been dedicated to the nuclear industry, so it’s a tremendous honour to have my colleagues recognize the work I have supported over the years,” Talbot said.
Edward Price, Chair of the CNS/CNA Honours and Awards Committee, praised the impact both Bruce Power executives have had on their industry.
“The nuclear expertise, organizational skills and high standards demonstrated by both Mr. Hawthorne and Mr. Talbot contributed to the judging panel’s unanimous decision to select these gentlemen for the awards,” Price said. “Hawthorne has emerged as one of the most respected and influential leaders in the Ontario electricity sector and Talbot has served the nuclear industry nationally and internationally with great distinction.”
The awards ceremony was held as part of the Canadian Nuclear Society’s Annual Conference at the Hotel Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto.
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One of Ontario's largest independent power generators, Bruce Power is a partnership among Cameco Corporation (31.6%), TransCanada Corporation (31.6%), BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust, a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (31.6%), the Power Workers’ Union (4%) and The Society of Energy Professionals (1.2%). With six of its eight units now operational, Bruce Power generates enough clean electricity to supply approximately 20 per cent of Ontario's power needs.
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GREY-BRUCE - Bruce Power's chief executive officer and chief engineer both received awards in Toronto Tuesday during the Canadian Nuclear Achievement Awards ceremony. Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power's president and CEO, received the Ian McRae award for merit for "his role in improving the public's perception of nuclear energy in Ontario and his vision, commitment and foresight with respect to the destiny of Bruce Power," according to a news release. Ken Talbot, executive vice-president and chief engineer, won the outstanding contribution award for his career contributions to CANDU technology and the global nuclear industry.