President & Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Utilities Corporation
Troy Hare has been the President & CEO of Hamilton Utilities Corp since 2018. Prior to that Troy was the President of HCE Telecom where he was tasked to lead the start of HUC's telecommunications business. Troy has held many roles in both the energy and telecommunications businesses throughout his career. Troy has served as VP of Enterprise Sales and VP of Operations at Rogers Business Solutions. Prior to that Troy was the President of Blink Communications where he grew the company from inception to ultimately leading its sale for $130 million.
Troy has worked in the municipal utility sector since 1994, starting at Oakville Hydro as an engineer.
A strong believer in life long learning, he earned a Engineering degree from Ryerson Polytechnic University and a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications in 2005 from the University of Colorado. He has completed programs at both Queens University and the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Troy has been involved in helping to raise over $2 million for charities over the past 5 years and has served as Chair and Vice-chair of a number of these fundraising initiatives.
General Manager, HCE Energy
Ron Harten has lead the expansion of Hamilton District Energy since 2009 growing the business through development, new installations and O&M services in the Hamilton Area.
Ron is a leader in Power Generation with 31 years of industry experience, 18 of which have been in pulp and paper manufacturing and 6 years in Oil and Gas. As a Six Sigma Black Belt and First Class Operating Engineer (1992), Ron has a history of demonstrated achievements in energy optimization, lean manufacturing, and total quality improvement.
Ron has extensive operations experience in Cogeneration applications including, high pressure condensing, extraction and back pressure steam turbines, industrial gas turbines, aero-derivative gas turbines, natural gas internal combustion engines and Bio-gas internal combustion engines.
Vice President and CTO, HCE Telecom
Jeff is a licensed Professional Engineer and graduate of Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, specializing in Autonomous Control Systems. He also holds an Engineering Technology Diploma in Power Systems. Jeff continues his education, having attended the Executive Management Program at the Schulich School of Business and is an active member in the IEEE Computer Society having won the IEEE Live Member Award in 2004.
Jeff has undertaken progressive management positions within the telecommunication and power distribution industries. He has over 20 years of experience that encompasses product management and engineering along with network operations in both startups and large enterprises.
Jeff is an active contributor within the Cable and Telecommunication industries across North America having actively participated within Cablelabs, IEEE, Metro Ethernet Forum, and other industry assemblies. In 2015, Jeff joined HCE Telecom and began creating and executing upon a Product and Services roadmap formally establishing HCE Telecomas a fibre based telecommunications provider.
Jeff also sits on the Mayor of Hamilton’s Intelligent Community Committee and presents to the committee on the ever-changing world of technology and how the City can leverage its current and future assets to benefit not just the city but the greater community as well.
VP Finance and Administration
David is Vice President of Finance and Administration for Hamilton Utilities Corporation (HUC). David is a Chartered Accountant (Ontario) and a graduate of Goodman School of Business at Brock University holding an Honours BBA (Co-op Accounting Distinction). David has 25 years of experience with a proven track record in progressive roles in senior financial positions in both private and public entities. David has also managed the treasury and cash flow function for multiple business units in multiple countries. He has achieved successful SOX certification for companies along with developing a technical accounting process to support recognition of complex transactions under US GAAP.
Prior to joining to HUC, David was Regional Controller, Canada, LATAM, and EMEA for Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ: CSIQ). In this role he supported both the growing Energy business (Utility Scale Solar Farms) and the Manufacturing business. He built and transformed the finance function from start up to multi million-dollar enterprises for two separate regions. David also lead the successful implementation of SAP for the Canadian operations and a Tier two ERP for the Brazil Operations.
Prior to joining Canadian Solar, David was Vice President of Finance for Marmon Water (Berkshire Hathaway Company). There he was responsible for all the financial reporting, treasury and overall financial management for three growing business units.
VP Business Development, HCE Energy
David is an innovative engineer with experience in Operations, Maintenance, Business Development and Project Delivery from design to startup with more than 25 years in metal and mining as well as electrical power development. Roles include reshaping of a 2000 member Engineering and Maintenance & Services group to reduce costs while maintaining high service levels, creation of an energy business to improve profitability and viability of a commodities business in CCAA as well as commissioning and starting up a $5.5 billion mining and metals project in Madagascar employing over 9000 people. David received his Bachelor of Engineering Science (Chemical) from the University of Western Ontario and is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.