Our Leaders

Ron Osborne

Ron Osborne, CEO St. Thomas Energy Inc. / CEO Ascent

Ron has more than 20 years of energy sector experience with a broad background that includes Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Real Estate, Construction, Facility Management and Information Technology. Ron's educational background includes Industrial Engineering, Marketing, Business and Executive Leadership. Ron is a professional member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Gary Tobin, President and Chief Operating Officer

Gary has experience in all aspects of the Ontario energy marketplace including electricity distribution, municipalities energy purchasing, servicing industries and working with large electricity generators.  He has a unique blend of technical, business, financial and market knowledge and has managed operations in both regulated and competitive businesses.  Gary has participated on OEB and IESO committees such as the Retail Settlements Code, Distribution Rates Handbook, Day Ahead Commitment Process, Spare Generation On-line, retail transmission rate design, retail generation, Market Readiness Task Force and the Service Agreement Committee. During his career Gary has provided professional advice for business process and IT system changes, business development, energy purchasing strategies, renewable generation projects, IESO bidding and dispatch services, energy tracking/reporting and energy conservation.  Recently he has been involved with the CEA/Measurement Canada joint working group for complex measurement implementation.

Jennifer Shannon-Mousseau, Director of Customer Service

Jennifer has more than 30 years of experience in the electrical sector, including 15 years with St. Thomas Energy Inc. Leading the Customer Service and Billing departments, her teams were instrumental in helping more than 16,500 customers make the transition to Smart Meters and Time of Use rates.

Larry Martin, Director of Engineering and Operations

Larry has worked at St. Thomas Energy Inc. for more than 37 years. He began as a meter reader and then progressed his way up the ranks to his current position as Director of Engineering and Operations. His designations include Certificates of Qualification in Journeyman Power Line Technician, Registered Electric Meter Technician and Master Electrician Designation.

Rob Kent, Vice President of Finance and Regulatory Affairs

A Certified General Account (CGA), Rob has been involved in the electricity industry since 1998. Rob’s experience includes providing financial and regulatory leadership to an electric utility and a public water utility as well as financial support for various renewable energy projects.