Rick Brouwer was previously the President & CEO of Iracore, joining the organization in 2011. Iracore is a leading designer, producer and applicator of elastomeric coatings to pipelines, fittings and other equipment used in demanding industrial applications. Rick was also previously with ATCO Group, a Calgary-based company with over 9,000 employees and $14 billion in assets spanning the utility, midstream and logistics industries. His roles included President of ATCO Power from 2006 to 2010, President of ATCO Pipelines from 2004 to 2006, and President of ATCO Midstream from 2000 to 2004. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and has attended the Richard Ivey School of Business (Marketing Management).
President & Chief Executive Officer, BluEarth Renewables
Grant leads BluEarth’s leadership team and guides our strategic growth plan. Grant joined BluEarth in 2011 as Vice President, Business Development and, subsequently, he was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In 2015, Grant became BluEarth’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Grant has over 20 years of commercial and technical experience in the energy sector including engineering design, environmental impact assessments, stakeholder relations, project management, regulatory approvals, construction and operations in Canada and internationally.
Prior to joining BluEarth, Grant held several leadership roles in the renewable energy and natural gas business units at Suncor. Grant was responsible for overseeing Suncor’s Canadian wind power portfolio, including, at the time, joint venture interests for over 750 MW in development, under construction and in operation.
Grant received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Alberta. He also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary. Grant is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Partner & Head of Americas, DIF Capital Partners
Paul is a Partner and Head of Americas for DIF Capital Partners. Paul has over 25 years of experience in the acquisition and financing of energy projects and has completed energy, infrastructure, and transportation related transactions in Canada, the United States and Southeast Asia. Paul has also worked as an engineer in the utility and energy industries. He has a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Managing Director & Deputy Head of Asset Management, DIF Capital Partners
Bio coming soon.
Senior Director, DIF Capital Partners
Vincent is a senior director in DIF Capital Partner’s Toronto office. With over 14 years of experience, Vincent is primarily responsible for origination, structuring and execution of transactions in North America. Prior to joining DIF, he was a Vice President in the North American Infrastructure group at Macquarie Capital, the advisory and principal investment division of Macquarie Group, where he was primarily focused on origination and execution of advisory, financing and principal investment mandates in the energy infrastructure and transportation sectors. Prior to Macquarie Capital, Vincent worked in the Infrastructure and Project Finance group at BMO Capital Markets where he was primarily responsible for advising public and private sector clients in the North American infrastructure and power sectors. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.