Board of Directors
Irving R. Gerstein, C.M., O.Ont:
Mr. Gerstein has been a Director of the Company since October 2004. Mr. Gerstein is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Order of Ontario, and was appointed to the Senate of Canada in December 2008, from which he retired in February 2016. He is a retired executive, and is currently a director of Medical Facilities Corporation and Student Transportation Inc. He previously served as a director of other public companies including Economic Investment Trust Limited, CTV Inc., Traders Group Limited, Guaranty Trust Company of Canada, Confederation Life Insurance Company and Scott’s Hospitality Inc., and as an officer and director of Peoples Jewellers Limited. Mr. Gerstein is an honorary director of Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), having previously served as Chairman of the Board, Chairman Emeritus and a director over a period of 25 years. Mr. Gerstein earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Finance and Commerce).
R. Foster Duncan:
Mr. Duncan has been a Director of the Company since June 2010. He has more than 30 years of senior corporate, investment banking, and private equity experience. Mr. Duncan is an Operating Partner of Bernhard Capital Partners, an energy services focused private equity firm that targets businesses providing critical services to the energy sector, throughout the midstream, downstream and power verticals, and serves as a Senior Advisor to EHS Partners in New York, a management consulting firm focused on improving operational effectiveness, earnings, and growth. Previously, Mr. Duncan was a Member of MFB Energy Partners, LLC and was a Managing Director at Advantage Capital Partners with senior management responsibility for the firm’s energy portfolio and energy initiatives. From 2005 through 2009, Mr. Duncan was managing member of KD Capital L.L.C., an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”) which he and KKR formed. Mr. Duncan was located in KKR’s offices and worked exclusively with KKR and its portfolio companies in connection with creating value and investing in the energy, utility, natural resources, and infrastructure sectors. Previously, Mr. Duncan was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cinergy Corp., Chairman of Cinergy’s Investment Committee and Chief Executive Officer and President of Cinergy’s Commercial Business Unit. Mr. Duncan is active with the Edison Electric Institute, including as a past member of the Wall Street Advisory Group and a past Chairman of the Finance Executive Advisory Committee. He has also held senior management positions at LG&E Energy Corp., Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold and Howard Weil, a premier energy investment banking boutique. Mr. Duncan also serves on the Advisory Council of Greentech Capital Advisors in New York and on the Board of Directors of Charah, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Duncan is active in a number of civic organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital Foundation in New Orleans, the Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, and the National Advisory Board of the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Program. He graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia and later received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the A. B. Freeman Graduate School of Business at Tulane University.
Kevin T. Howell:
Mr. Howell has been a Director of the Company since December 2014. He is a retired executive with more than 35 years of industry experience and is an accomplished power and natural gas executive with extensive commercial leadership at the executive levels of affiliates of Duke Energy, Dominion Resources, NRG Energy Inc. (“NRG Energy”) and Dynegy Inc. (“Dynegy”). Mr. Howell served as Executive Vice President and Regional President of Texas of NRG Energy, a large energy company that owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power generating facilities, primarily in the United States, from March 2008 until his retirement in August 2010. In July 2011, he joined Dynegy as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, where he ran commercial and plant operations as well as environmental health and safety. Mr. Howell retired from Dynegy in January 2013 after a successful restructuring that brought the company out of bankruptcy with a relisting on the NYSE. Mr. Howell previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Illinois Power Generating Company, an affiliate of Dynegy. Mr. Howell has previously served as a director on the board of Entrust Energy, a privately held energy retailer, and Nanosolar Inc., a thin film solar manufacturer. Mr. Howell currently serves as a director on the board of Homer City Holdings, LLC. In April 2018, Mr. Howell joined the board of TexGen Power LLC, a privately held fleet of gas power plants located in Texas, following its emergence from bankruptcy proceedings initiated by its previous owner, Exelon (when it was known as ExGen Texas Power LLC).
Gilbert S. Palter:
Mr. Palter has been a Director of the Company since June 2015. He co founded EdgeStone Capital Partners in 1999, has served as its Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner since 1999, and has grown EdgeStone to be one of Canada’s leading independent private capital managers, with in excess of $2 billion of capital commitments for its private equity, mezzanine debt, and venture capital funds. Mr. Palter attended Harvard Business School on a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and winner of the John L. Loeb Fellowship in Finance, and he was the Gold Medalist in his graduating class at the University of Toronto, where he attended on the J.W. Billes Scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and economics. He was a 2003 recipient of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” award, and was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award 2006. Mr. Palter has served as Chairman and as director on more than 25 public and private company boards, and is actively involved in a variety of community and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Palter currently serves as a director on the board of RPX Corporation, a public company.
James J. Moore, Jr.:
Mr. Moore has been the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company since January 2015. Mr. Moore has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, including building two other independent power businesses and serving as Chief Executive Officer at both. Prior to joining Atlantic Power, he was the Chairman of Energy and Power at Diamond Castle Holdings LLC (“DCH”), a $1.8 billion private equity firm in New York City, where he served as a director on the board of a solar portfolio company and as Chairman of the Board of a directional drilling services portfolio company. Prior to joining DCH in 2008, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Catamount Energy Corporation (“Catamount”). After joining Catamount in 2001, Mr. Moore’s new strategy helped transform a small Vermont energy company into a wind focused growth company, leading to the sale of the company to DCH in 2005 and later to Duke Energy in 2008. Prior to his tenure at Catamount, he served as Chief Executive Officer of American National Power from 1994 to 2001. Mr. Moore previously served on the boards of Comverge, Inc. in 2012, Green Mountain College from 2008 to 2011 and International Power PLC from 2000 to 2001. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston.