Please join us in celebrating Ron Oberth, President & CEO of OCNI, to mark his 10th year anniversary with OCNI.
Throughout the last decade, Ron has supported OCNI member companies in connecting with domestic and off-shore nuclear utilities, nuclear research centres, and government agencies. He is committed to promoting best practices across the industry including technology innovations, new standards, and regulations evolving customer needs. In doing so, he has become a trusted voice within the nuclear industry and recognized as a notable leader and partner in business growth for OCNI members.
This anniversary milestone is marked by many exceptional achievements and contributions to both the nuclear industry and OCNI. Ron has demonstrated his dedication and professionalism through various initiatives on behalf of OCNI including supporting members in off-shore markets with trade missions; demonstrating to local and provincial politicians how an investment in the nuclear industry will grow various communities, and emphasizing the role nuclear plays in Canada’s low carbon future, to name a few.
Most recently, Ron completed the ICD/Rotman Directors Education Program in March of 2020, and in January of 2021, he was invited to serve on the IBB National Pension Fund’s Clean Energy Strategy Advisory Committee. Ron has also supported the development of a recent notable project with the First Nations Power Authority (FNPA), to undertake a one-year program to recruit, train and place Indigenous peoples and women in skilled trades positions in Ontario’s nuclear sector.
Prior to joining OCNI Ron served in various technical, project and business development roles for more than 30 years with AECL, Ontario Hydro International, and Ontario Power Generation.
Ron is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, received his PhD in aerospace propulsion from Princeton University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Technical University of Munich. He is also a member of the Advisory Board to the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) at Ontario Tech University.
Thank you for all that you do Ron, and please accept our good wishes on the anniversary of your employment with OCNI.
The OCNI team invites you to join us in congratulating Ron Oberth on this milestone anniversary by sending him best wishes.
Best Wishes from the OCNI Board of Directors:
“Ron’s disarming modesty and friendly demeanour can sometimes mask the extraordinary depth of his qualities: astute vision, unyielding drive, and steady leadership. Those qualities are best seen reflected in the OCNI that Ron has supported through to maturity of its role in the industry. Over the last 10 years, as a direct result of Ron’s leadership, OCNI has experienced breathtaking growth in the scope of its domestic and international mission in the service of the supply chain and the nuclear sector, the virtually universal recognition in our industry of the quality and expanse of the value that OCNI returns on the investment of its members, and the safeguarding of the continuity of the supply chain’s role and prosperity. This extraordinary journey of OCNI owes a great deal to Ron. The growth of OCNI membership, sustained through the pandemic, and the continued support of the leading nuclear institutions in Canada are testament to and recognition for Ron’s great achievements and contribution to the industry.
Congratulations on 10 years of great personal and organizational success. We know that your best and most ambitious contributions are still to come.” – Ahab Abdel-Aziz, Board Chair | Partner & Global Director, Nuclear Power Generation | Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
“Ron, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing you for a good portion of my nuclear career, culminating as an OCNI Board member witnessing first-hand the almost endless energy and enthusiasm you have in support of the nuclear industry in general, and the advancement of its supply chain members in particular.
You have been the pre-eminent voice of the nuclear industry in Canada for many years and a staunch promoter of the capabilities of our Canadian nuclear supply chain in international markets. And very importantly to me, you have been a good friend. Ten years have flown by – congratulations on this accomplishment…I’m sure your support of our industry will continue for many more.” – Doug Brophy | Associate Vice President, Business Development –Power, Canada, United E&C
“I am continuously marveled by Dr. Oberth’s depth of Canadian and international nuclear knowledge and his passion for ensuring that the Canadian nuclear supply chain is at the top of it’s game. Ron, we are fortunate to have you as the head of the OCNI. Congratulations on your tenth anniversary and thanks for everything that you do to advance this remarkable clean energy sector.” – Michael H. Chatlani | VP, Business Development – Power Systems and Simulation, L3Harris
“Although we’ve only been an OCNI member for about a year, Ron recognized early on the contributions and potential of Deep Trekker in the Canadian nuclear supply chain and has been a great supporter. We’re deeply appreciative of his work with the OCNI to support nuclear suppliers like us and we look forward to greater cooperation and collaboration in the future.” – Andrew Lawrence | Business Development Specialist, Deep Trekker
“Congratulations Ron on this amazing milestone and for your achievements throughout your time at OCNI. Your passion for the nuclear industry and commitment to OCNI members is impressive.
Under your leadership, OCNI’s growing membership base demonstrates your commitment to current, relevant and valuable topics. More recently, the successful pivot to virtual during the pandemic reflects the organization’s agility and nimbleness. Westinghouse is proud to be an OCNI member and I look forward to continuing to work with you. Thank you for your leadership and resilience!” – Fabricia Piñeiro | Director, CANDU Business Development, Westinghouse
“Congratulations Ron! The OCNI and the Canadian nuclear industry is fortunate and proud to have you as their venerable spokesperson for the past 10 years. We appreciate your unmatched breadth of knowledge of nuclear, your enthusiasm to promote our industry, and your willingness to always ask the first question and represent on our behalf. Wishing you many more years!” – Alex Sakuta | Director, Research and Development, Promation Nuclear