Committed to our customers
Our people have always been our greatest competitive advantage. The incredible strength of our team around the world has enabled us to assemble an exceptionally experienced Executive Team, comprised of talented business leaders from a diverse range of industries. Together, they bring decades of operational excellence and a shared, unwavering commitment to our customers.
Our Leadership Team
Siegfried W. Kiefer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Utilities Limited and President, ATCO Ltd.
Siegfried W. Kiefer
President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Utilities Limited and
President, ATCO Ltd.
Siegfried Kiefer is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Utilities Limited (CU). Mr. Kiefer was named CU's President & Chief Executive Officer on May 8, 2019, after previously holding the title of President & Chief Strategy Officer for ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO Company, from October 2016, prior to which he held the title of President, Canadian Utilities Limited, from May 2015, and Chief Operating Officer, Power & Utilities, from July 2013.
Formerly, Mr. Kiefer was Managing Director, Utilities Business Group, where he oversaw the operations of ATCO Gas, ATCO Electric and ATCO Pipelines, along with subsidiaries Northland Utilities Limited and ATCO Electric Yukon. He also oversaw the formation and operations of ATCO Energy Services and served as Chief Information Officer for ATCO Group for more than 11 years, until late 2009.
Mr. Kiefer’s career with ATCO and its subsidiaries began in 1983 when he started with Canadian Western Natural Gas as a Financial Analyst, and was later appointed to various technical and management roles within Canadian Utilities’ Information Services.
In 1997, Mr. Kiefer transferred to ATCO Gas Services Ltd., now known as ATCO Energy Solutions, as Manager, Utility Services. One year later, he was appointed Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer within ATCO Group, and took on the added role as President, ATCO I-Tek, in 1999. In July 2000, Mr. Kiefer was appointed Managing Director, Technologies Business Group, ATCO Ltd. & Canadian Utilities Limited, where he oversaw the operations of ATCO I-Tek while retaining the CIO role within ATCO’s head office.
Mr. Kiefer has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. He is married to Colleen and has a son, Stefan, and a daughter, Reegan.
Dennis DeChamplain, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Dennis A. DeChamplain
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Dennis DeChamplain was appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for ATCO and Canadian Utilities Limited, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for the overall financial management of the company including Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Taxation, Risk Management, Regulatory Affairs, Investor Relations and Internal Audit.
Mr. DeChamplain joined ATCO in 1992 and has held progressively senior financial, regulatory, and business planning positions throughout the company. He transferred to ATCO Electric in 1996 as a Corporate Accountant and in 2010 was promoted to Manager, Financial Reporting and Accounting. In 2013, Mr. DeChamplain was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance & Regulatory with ATCO Electric’s Transmission Division and was responsible for the Corporate Finance, Accounting, Planning, Forecasting, and Regulatory functions.
Since 2015, Mr. DeChamplain has overseen the financial management of ATCO’s Electricity Global Business Unit in the role of Senior Financial Officer, providing exceptional financial leadership and management of the group’s diversified global operations in electricity generation, transmission and distribution.
Mr. DeChamplain was born and educated in Edmonton, and graduated from the University of Alberta in 1985 where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1988 and is a member of both the Alberta and Canadian Institutes of Chartered Professional Accountants.
M. George Constantinescu, Senior Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer
M. George Constantinescu
Senior Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer
George Constantinescu is Senior Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer with ATCO and Canadian Utilities Limited. In this role, Mr. Constantinescu is responsible for leading transformation initiatives that enable innovation and growth across the enterprise, and advancing new commercial initiatives around the world.
Mr. Constantinescu first joined ATCO in 1986 and has held progressively senior positions in ATCO Gas, ATCO Electric, ATCO Power and ATCO’s Corporate Office. He played a pivotal role in establishing ATCO’s international electricity generation operations in Australia, as well as evaluating opportunities both in the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2002, he joined ATCO’s Corporate Office as Senior Manager, Corporate Development, where he was an instrumental member of the team that successfully led the strategic divestiture of ATCO’s retail energy operations. Mr. Constantinescu was appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer in February 2018, after spending 14 years cultivating substantial entrepreneurial experience in a range of diverse industries throughout North America.
Mr. Constantinescu graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the Board of Directors of OGEO Limited and ORTHOSHOP Geomatics Ltd.
George J. Lidgett, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Utilities
George J. Lidgett
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Utilities
George Lidgett is the Executive Vice President & General Manager, Utilities. Mr. Lidgett oversees the operations of Canadian Utilities’ natural gas and electric utilities in Alberta and Canada’s North. Canadian Utilities’ electric and natural gas utilities businesses are well known for their world-class operating and customer service performance. Mr. Lidgett is continuing to build upon their long track record of operational and regulatory excellence, delivering superior value to customers, creating value for share owners, and ensuring the safety of employees, customers and communities.
Mr. Lidgett joined Canadian Utilities in 1985 as an engineer with ATCO Gas. He has since held leadership positions across ATCO, including as President, ATCO Structures & Logistics. He was most recently Managing Director, Pipelines & Liquids Global Business Unit.
George was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He has served with the Canadian Gas Association, Western Energy Institute and is a former Director of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and Van Horne Institute. He is currently a Director of the Arctic Institute of North America.
Wayne K. Stensby, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Wayne K. Stensby
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Wayne Stensby is Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. Corporate Development’s focus is on growing Canadian Utilities’ global portfolio of investments in premier energy infrastructure.
As Executive Vice President, Mr. Stensby is responsible for growing the company’s footprint in strategic global markets, completing the divestiture of the company’s Canadian fossil-fuel generation business, the ongoing operations of Canadian Utilities’ non- regulated natural gas storage and industrial water businesses, and for Government and Indigenous Relations.
Mr. Stensby joined ATCO in 1988 and has held a variety of leadership positions, including assignments in Canada, the U.K. and Australia. He was most recently Managing Director, Electricity, following his tenure as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of ATCO Australia.
Mr. Stensby holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is registered as a Professional Engineer with APEGA.
Marshall F. Wilmot, President, Retail & Chief Digital Officer
Marshall F. Wilmot
President, Retail & Chief Digital Officer
Marshall Wilmot is President, Retail & Chief Digital Officer for ATCO and Canadian Utilities Limited. In his dual role, Mr. Wilmot is responsible for establishing the strategic long-range goals of ATCOenergy along with spearheading ATCO's digital presence and emerging e-commerce platform.
ATCOenergy has been ATCO and Canadian Utilities Limited’s retail arm providing electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses in Alberta since 2016, and also integrates ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen as a popular customer-facing program. Securing 10 per cent of competitive retail market share in just three years, ATCOenergy is an exciting area of growth for the company.
Since 2018, Mr. Wilmot has overseen ATCOenergy through a key transitional period and implemented company-wide digital development initiatives. With more than 30 years of experience and considerable digital and marketing expertise gleaned from his years of service in senior executive roles at some of the nation’s most reputable brands in retail, airlines and telecommunications, Mr. Wilmot is transforming ATCO and Canadian Utilities Limited’s digital landscape and optimizing the company’s nascent e-commerce platform to deliver a strong brand, drive significant growth and increase revenue.
Mr. Wilmot earned an MBA from Nyenrode Business Universiteit, the Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Bcomm, Finance Major) from the University of Calgary.