Announcements

September 2020

A message from COG's new President and CEO Stephanie Smith
Effective Sept. 1, Stephanie Smith takes over as CANDU Owners Group (COG) President and CEO while Fred Dermarkar steps out of role. Read more.


July 2020

COG signs on to Equal by 30
CANDU Owners Group has joined many of its members and partners by signing on to the Equal by 30 global initiative, an aspiring goal it has already achieved a decade earlyRead more.


June 2020

Stephanie Smith appointed as incoming COG President and CEO
Earlier today, CANDU Owners Group (COG) announced the appointment of Stephanie Smith to the role of president and CEO, following a transition period with COG’s outgoing leader Fred Dermarkar, later this summer. Dermarkar announced his retirement from COG in FebruaryRead more.

Adjustment to COG President and CEO Fred Dermarkar's retirement date
On update on CANDU Owners Group’s (COG) executive search and timeline for onboarding a new COG president and CEO to replace Fred Dermarkar, who announced his retirement plans in FebruaryRead more.


February 2020

Retirement announcement: COG President and CEO, Fred Dermarkar
On Feb. 14, CANDU Owners Group (COG) and CEO Fred Dermarkar announced his upcoming returement, following six years leading the organization, effective July 31, 2020. "It has been humbling to work with COG members," said Dermarkar. "These are nuclear operators who are committed to working together to resolve challenges and who constantly pursue new innovations to strengthen safety and reliability. Read more.


January 2020

COG announces staffing changes within Joint Projects & Services line of business
COG’s Joint Projects & Services (JP&S) Program Manager Paul Lafreniere has announced his plan to retire from the organization effective February 2020. He has agreed to continue to support various COG initiatives, in a part-time capacity, such as: benchmarking activities, member Q&As and act as a senior advisor supporting JP&S. Read more.


December 2019

Rachna Clavero named Deputy CEO
Rachna Clavero, COG's Director, Nuclear Safety and Environmental Affairs (NSEA) will assume the role of Deputy CEO, effective Jan. 6, 2020, upon her return from secondment at Ontario Power Generation. Read more.


November 2019

COG welcomes new procurement manager
In keeping with its commitment to continuously strengthen its business efficiency processes, COG has hired a new strategic sourcing and procurement program manager effective Dec. 2, 2019. Dan Prentice will join the Corporate Services and Finance team reporting directly to John Moore, Director of Corporate Services and CFO. Read more.

COG names new R&D program manager
COG has announced that Yevgeniya Le will be joining the COG R&D team as program manager for health, safety and environment effective Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Yevgeniya's background is well-suited to the role she will take on at COG and aligns to a strong focus area for many of COG's members. Read more.

COG veteran takes lead on fuel channel and spacer life management projects
Harry Sherwood has rejoined COG as a project manager for fuel channel and spacer life management (FCLM and SLM). Harry’s first day in this role was Monday, Nov. 18 and he will serve in this capacity while Thanuja Janathasing is on maternity leave. Read more.