Dean Gatien

Dean Gatien

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.

Panel Discussion #2: The Future of Energy – Innovation

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Every year, renewable energy sources account for a greater share of Canada’s electricity-generation capacity, accounting for 64 percent of Canada’s electricity generation in 2017. With some traditional energy sources proving to be too environmentally challenging, the natural resources sector needs to accelerate its transition to using renewable energy. If the future of energy is renewable, […]