CALGARY, AB – NOVEMBER 23, 2015 – The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Bloomer as the new President and CEO. Mr. Bloomer will commence this role as of December 1, 2015.
Mr. Bloomer, a Geoscientist who started his career with Shell Canada, was most recently CEO of Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Director with Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd.
“I am honoured to be a part of the association’s focus on safety, transparency and shared commitment to continuous improvement,” says Bloomer. “CEPA and its member companies have spearheaded significant initiatives, best practices, and programs such as CEPA Integrity First®, which speak clearly to the industry’s unwavering duty to focus most on what matters to Canadians when it comes to our industry.”
In this new role, Mr. Bloomer will continue to execute on CEPA’s current mission to continually enhance the operating excellence, business environment and recognized responsibility of the Canadian energy transmission pipeline industry through leadership and credible engagement between member companies, governments, the public and stakeholders.
“A safe, socially and environmentally sustainable energy pipeline industry is important to all Canadians. For CEPA, excellent leadership has been and will continue to be a critical factor in our commitment to improving safety, lessening environmental impacts and achieving operational excellence,” says Terrance Kutryk, Chair of CEPA’s Board of Directors and President and CEO, Alliance Pipeline. “Chris Bloomer’s experience will carry on the exceptional leadership and dedication we experienced through Brenda Kenny, CEPA’s President and CEO since 2008.”
Brenda Kenny will maintain her tenure as President and CEO until December 1, 2015. She will then continue to act in the capacity of Executive Advisor to the new CEO and the CEPA Board until January 13, 2016.
“This was an intensive national search and I am very pleased with the selection process. The Board’s understanding of the critical role of CEPA, especially at such a crucial time for our industry and country is evidenced by the choice of Mr. Bloomer. I enthusiastically welcome Chris as CEPA’s new leader and I am confident in his abilities, his passion and commitment to ensuring CEPA supports its members in achieving our collective goal of zero incidents,” says Brenda Kenny.
CEPA represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies who operate about 117,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada. These energy highways moved approximately 1.2 billion barrels of liquid petroleum products and 5.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas last year. Our members transport 97 per cent of Canada’s daily natural gas and onshore crude oil from producing regions to markets throughout North America.