General Manager — Janice Ashworth has been with OREC since 2011 and has been working in renewable energy for a decade. She co-ordinated the Nova Scotia Sustainable Electricity Alliance and worked in wind power with the community-owned Colchester-Cumberland Windfield. Her non-profit experience includes community organizing for Ecology Ottawa and promoting solar energy with the Ecology Action Centre. Janice has a Master’s in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University with a focus on community power structures and policies. Janice sits on the Sustainability Committee of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Board of the Ontario Federation of Community Power Co-operatives.
Communications Associate – David Mazur-Goulet has been working in the field of communications and marketing for organizations of all types since 2010. An Ottawa native, he is committed to helping the region take the climate challenge head on. He owned and operated The BeetBox: an organic market garden located in L’Ange-Gardien, Quebec from 2014 to 2015 and he currently sits on the Board of Directors of the West End Well Cooperative. David holds two diplomas from Algonquin College in Small and Medium Enterprise Management and Green Business Management.
Project Manager — Dr. Emmanuel Bouendeu is an entrepreneur with engineering and scientific background. He obtained a Ph.D from the University of Freiburg in Germany in the area of Micro-Energy Harvesting, an engineering degree with major in renewable energies and a master degree in the field of optoelectronics both at the University of Cologne in Germany and an engineering diploma in Microelectronics in France. Prior to his second life in Europe, he worked in Cameroon as technical supervisor in the milk industry Camlait and as coordinator of electrical installations in the building construction industry. He was test engineer at Kloeckner Moeller GmbH in Bonn in Germany and research scientist and lecturer at the University of Cologne, Bochum and Freiburg in Germany and Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal in Canada. Dr. Bouendeu is director of business development at Bouendeu CleanTech Inc. and Solar Project Coordinator at Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC). He is Professor of Renewable Energies and Clean Lighting Technologies at Kemet Institute of Technology. Dr. Bouendeu is member of the Association of German Engineers and European Engineers and senior member of IEEE.
Technical Manager – Peter Manson has 30 years’ experience as a software developer, network standards author and manager of software development and test teams at several technology companies including Nortel, Cisco, Solace Systems, QNX and Blackberry. He began working in OREC’s Technical Team in 2014 and has since taken on responsibilities relating to monitoring, operations, maintenance and optimization of OREC’s portfolio of solar sites. Peter has a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.