Columbia Power introduces new president and CEO
Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Wszelaki as acting president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1.
In his most recent role as Columbia Power’s Chief Operating Officer, Frank had full operational leadership responsibility for the company, directing the overall day-to-day operations of the organization consistent with its vision, values, corporate objectives and strategic plan.
“We are pleased with the wealth of experience Frank brings to Columbia Power,” said Lee Doney, chair of Columbia Power’s board of directors. “He is well positioned to continue building on the work that has been accomplished to date and move the organization to its future phase.”
Frank’s professional background spans close to 30 years in the electric utility industry. His utility journey has taken him through all aspects of power generation and includes; engineering, plant systems, project management, outage management, maintenance, plant management and executive leadership. During his time at Columbia Power, he has built positive relationships with staff and stakeholders.
As president and chief executive officer, Wszelaki will continue to ensure Columbia Power’s existing hydropower facilities operate well, the Waneta Expansion Project is completed on-schedule and on-budget with a positive safety and environmental record, and the company investigates a path to future hydro projects in the region.
Columbia Power is a Crown corporation wholly owned and controlled by the Province of British Columbia. Columbia Power’s mandate is to manage assets and undertake power project investments as the agent