HALIFAX, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Jim Eisenhauer, the chief executive of a Lunenburg, N.S.-based equipment manufacturing company, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Nova Scotia Power Inc.
He is President and Chief Executive Officer of ABCO Group Limited, which has holdings in manufacturing and distribution activities.
Mr. Eisenhauer has 30 years of industry experience, and has served on Boards of Directors in both the private and public sectors. He is presently a Board Member of Atlantic Industries Ltd., Nova Scotia Business Inc., and Composites Atlantic Limited. He has previously served on the boards of organizations such as Nova Scotia Voluntary Planning (Chair), Nova Scotia Innovation Corporation, the Premier's Council on Innovation and Technology, and the Nova Scotia Community College Foundation.
"We are very pleased to welcome Jim Eisenhauer to our Board of Directors," said John McLennan, Chair of the Nova Scotia Power Board. "He understands Nova Scotia industry, which is a key stakeholder for our company. He has an impressive record in senior roles in business and in voluntary organizations that help shape this province."
Mr. Eisenhauer is a graduate of both the Nova Scotia Technical College and Dalhousie University. He is a Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.
In 2006, Nova Scotia Power established its own Board of Directors distinct from that of Emera Inc., its parent company. In addition to Mr. McLennan, the Nova Scotia Power Board includes:
- George Caines, a partner in Stewart McKelvey, Atlantic Canada's leading law firm; - Irene d'Entremont, President of M.I.T. Electronics in Yarmouth; - Wesley Armour, President, Armour Transportation of Moncton New Brunswick; - Marie Rounding, former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Gas Association; - Ralph Tedesco, former President and CEO of Nova Scotia Power; - Derek Oland, Chair of the Board of Nova Scotia Power's holding company, Emera Inc.; - Chris Huskilson, President and CEO of Emera Inc.; - Rob Bennett, President and CEO, Nova Scotia Power.
About Nova Scotia Power
Nova Scotia Power Inc. is the largest wholly-owned subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA), a diversified energy and services company. Nova Scotia Power provides more than 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to 480,000 customers in the province. The company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions and add renewable energy. Nova Scotia Power has 1,700 employees and $3 billion in assets.
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A well-known businessman from Lunenburg has been appointed to the board of directors of Nova Scotia Power.
Jim Eisenhauer is President and C-E-O of ABCO (Ab-co) Group, a Lunenburg-based company with holdings in manufacturing and distribution activities.
The announcement was made today by John McLennan, who is Chairman of Nova Scotia Power's board of directors.