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HOPA announces changes to senior management team

HOPA Ports is pleased to announce changes to our senior management team, to help lead the continued success of our growing organization.

Bill Fitzgerald, P.Eng, will take on the role of Vice President, Strategic Development, after having served as HOPA’s Vice President, Operations since 2008. In this newly-created role, Bill will draw on his skills in innovation, collaboration and problem-solving to tackle our most complex challenges. Bill will be responsible for organizational strategy, long-term land use planning, innovation in construction design, and delivering on HOPA’s commitment to energy transition and environmental leadership.

Renee Bulger, CPA, CGA is promoted to Vice President, Finance, after serving as HOPA’s Controller and Director of Finance since 2016, and Accounting Manager since 2006. Renee will provide strategic direction, priority setting and leadership of financial reporting, budgeting, risk management, and financial analysis to support HOPA’s growth strategy.

Jeremy Dunn will assume role of Vice President, Operations, after having served as HOPA’s Commercial Vice President since 2019. In his new role, Jeremy will continue to be responsible for commercial real estate development, as well as the integrated delivery of capital projects and maintenance. With the support of a talented team, Jeremy will ensure the proactive stewardship and deployment of HOPA’s assets to create value for our customers.

Louis Fortier, P.Eng, is promoted to Director of Assets and Design, after having served as a Manager in HOPA’s Engineering team since 2018. In this role Louis will continue lead a team responsible for engineering design, estimating/quality control, and design innovation. He will also take on responsibility for designing and implementing a comprehensive asset management system to inform long-range infrastructure and financial planning.

Peter Hammerl is promoted to Director of Information Technology, following a progressive 20-year career with HOPA, most recently serving as IT Manager. Peter is responsible for managing HOPA’s technological infrastructure, information security, digital transformation, and collaborating across the organization to drive efficiency and innovation.

These senior leadership team changes will position HOPA to deliver on our ambitious plans to develop prosperous and sustainable working waterfronts in Ontario.