PowerTel Opens Permanent Office in Atlantic Canada

Wayne Gatien, President of PowerTel Utilities Contractors Limited, is pleased to announce that we have opened a permanent office and base of operations in Atlantic Canada.

PowerTel has a long history of working on the East Coast, having built new transmission lines in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Maine, held long-term maintenance contracts with Nova Scotia Power, and provided high voltage services for power generation and large industrial projects. This new office solidifies our presence in the area and ensures that we can offer our clients the highest level of service.

Our Atlantic Division will be headed by:

  • Jamie Smith: VP, Strategy and Corporate Services
  • John MacKinnon: VP, Marketing & Business Development
  • Lloyd Reid: VP, Operations East
  • Chris Upham: CFO

This team was assembled by selecting the highest performing, hardest working utility contracting professionals in Eastern Canada. The group will leverage its extensive experience in Utilities and Industrial Construction and Maintenance to provide high voltage services with a focus on safety and quality. The new office is located in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

In the coming months PowerTel will open an additional office on the Island of Newfoundland.

Our Central Division will continue to be headquartered in Whitefish, Ontario and is still managed by:

  • Dean Gatien: VP, Risk Management
  • Chris Krueger: VP, Project Development
  • Mike Krueger: VP, Operations West
  • Frank Kirwan: Comptroller

This team will continue to build on our 45 years of operations in the high voltage electrical sector and all daily operations will continue as normal. The management teams from our two divisions, led by Wayne Gatien, bring a wealth of knowledge and will provide a great vehicle for PowerTel’s continued growth in Canada and the Northeastern US.

Please visit our Management Page to learn more about our Power Professionals.

About PowerTel: Founded in 1968, PowerTel is a leading high voltage contractor, offering services in transmission lines, substations and distribution systems, including all phases from development to commissioning. We run the newest , largest fleet of off road utility construction equipment , including the latest in PowerTraxx mounted digger derricks and insulated aerial devices. PowerTel is an industry pioneer in Safety and Quality initiatives in high voltage electrical construction and maintenance, and is an ISO-9001:2008 Registered business.

Our Service is High Voltage. Our Power Is Our People