Frank Wszelaki, Acting President & CEO
Frank Wszelaki joined Columbia Power in September 2011. Frank has close to 30 years experience in all aspects of the Electric Utility industry, from Engineering to Executive Leadership, and has worked in both coal and nuclear power plants. He spent five years as the Director of one of the largest coal power plants in the US, located in Monroe, MI. Frank holds a degree in electrical engineering as well as a MBA and is certified from the Project Management Institute. He has also earned his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in business management strategy and holds a Technical Staff & Managers Certification from the National Academy for Nuclear Training.
Giulio Ambrosone, Vice President, Capital Projects
Giulio Ambrosone joined Columbia Power in 2003 after four years as the Resident Engineer with Klohn Crippen/SNC Lavalin, Columbia Power’s Owner’s Consultant during construction of the Arrow Lakes Generating Station. Giulio has a Master’s of Science degree in Construction Management, and is also a professional engineer with a degree in civil engineering, and over 30 years experience in power plant construction.
Karim Hirji, Vice President, Project Development
Karim Hirji has over 25 years experience in operations, project management, engineering and construction of power, transmission and distribution infrastructure and maintenance projects. He has held leadership positions in engineering and project management with BC Hydro and with leading consultancy providers SNC Lavalin and Amec. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has a Project Management Professional Designation. He is also is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers of BC (APEGBC).