December 9, 2016

IESO Appoints New VP, Market and System Operations, and Chief Operating OfficerLeonard Kula will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President of Market and System Operations of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator following the retirement of Kim Warren later this month.

Mr. Kula has worked in the electricity sector for more than 30 years, with the last 17 years at the IESO. He was involved in developing the processes and tools for opening the wholesale electricity market in May 2002. Since then, he has worked in several areas of the organization, including market evolution, settlements, and a variety of positions in market and system operations.

Leanoard Kula holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Calgary), an M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Waterloo), and an M.B.A. (York University). He is also registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario.