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For immediate release: April 7, 2004


David Butters appointed President of APPrO

APPrO, the Association of Power Producers of Ontario, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Butters as its full-time President. With this decision, APPrO is implementing a key part of its plan to broaden its scope and enhance the leadership that it provides to its members in the electricity generation field.

“With the addition of a full time President, we expect to significantly enhance the responsiveness, quality and impact of our activities,” says APPrO’s current President John Brace. “This will greatly improve our ability to serve our members and to be an ever more effective voice for power producers in the province.”

Mr. Butters brings a wealth of experience to the position. He comes to APPrO from Hill & Knowlton in Toronto, where he was Vice President, Public Affairs, and Director of their Canadian Energy Asset Group. He has also been active in the sector as Secretariat to the Stakeholders Alliance for Competition and Customer Choice. His professional background also includes work for Bruce Power, TransAlta, AECL, Fortis, Toronto Hydro, the Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario, and as Chief of Staff to a federal cabinet minister. Mr. Butters also has an extensive background in advertising and marketing communications.

When Mr. Butters takes over as President, Mr. Brace will continue to serve APPrO in a new role as Chairman of the Board. Jake Brooks will continue on as Executive Director. Very importantly, the position of President becomes a full-time position rather than a volunteer role as it had been in the past. This new executive structure will provide continuity as well as greatly increasing APPrO’s ability to provide leadership and direction on behalf of its members.

Mr. Butters’ appointment becomes effective on April 12, 2004.

Previously known as IPPSO, the Independent Power Producers’ Society of Ontario, APPrO is a non-profit organization representing more than 100 companies involved in the generation of electricity in Ontario, including generators and suppliers of services, equipment and consulting services. APPrO members produce power from co-generation, hydro-electric, gas, coal, nuclear, wind energy, waste wood and other sources. APPrO’s members currently produce over 95% of the electricity made in Ontario.

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For further information:

Jake Brooks, Executive Director 416-322-6549
John Brace, President, 416-962-6262
Rob McLeese, Past President, 416-366-4820

Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
PO Box 1084, Stn. F, Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2T7
tel.: 416-322-6549                fax 416-481-5785   
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Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
PO Box 1084, Stn. F, Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2T7
tel.: 416-322-6549                fax 416-481-5785   
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     website: http://www.newenergy.org

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Last update: April 7, 2004
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