Vice President, PowerTel
Dean Gatien is Vice President of PowerTel currently focused on strategy and planning for
PowerTel Utilities Contractors Limited and the associated businesses inside the overall
corporate group at Cormorant Utility Services. Former Owner of PowerTel, Dean’s work
in Risk Management helped establish PowerTel as the leading high voltage services
company in Canada. After graduating from Cambrian College in Electrical Engineering
Technologist in 1986, Dean obtained a Business Administration Certificate from Cambrian
College in 1991. Dean is a C.E.T. (Power designation) and was a 25-year member of
OACETT in 2012.
Dean was an Owner at PowerTel from 1988 to 2014 with his brother Wayne Gatien
(President). It is a family business that started in 1953 by their father Clary. Dean is a past
President of the Sudbury Construction Association 1995, he was a long-time Board member
of the Construction Safety Association of Ontario (CSAO) 1989-2001. He has been a
member of the Provincial Labour-Management Safety Committee for the Utility Sector
work in Ontario from 1994 to 2015 on this Section 21 Advisory Committee to the Minister
of Labour. He was a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Powerline
Technician Training Standard in Ontario and was on the initial OCOT Trades Board.
Dean is also the past Chair and still a member of the Local Apprenticeship Committee
(LAC) for the Powerline Technician course, he helped create at Cambrian College in 2006.
Dean has been married to his wife Kelli since 1982 and they reside in Lively, Ontario. They
have two boys Matthew and Michael.
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