Management Team

Chris Lambeck

President & CEO

Mr. Lambeck is responsible for leading Regional Power’s management team in completing hydro projects currently in construction in Ontario, advancing the company’s development pipeline, and securing new investment opportunities, both in new hydroelectric generation and wind and solar to achieve the company’s objective of being a long term owner and operator of high value renewable generation. He has been with Regional Power since 2007 and prior to December 2013 was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the company. Since joining Regional Power, he has overseen investment in excess of $600 million in hydro projects in BC and Ontario and the company currently manages 88MW of hydro assets for Regional Power and third parties.

Prior to joining Regional Power, Mr. Lambeck was a senior member of the Manulife Project Finance team, a leading lender and arranger providing project finance solutions in North America with a focus on renewable and thermal generation.  Previously, he held positions with other Canadian financial institutions serving power and infrastructure markets and funded some of the early private public partnerships in the Canadian transportation and health care sector.

Mr. Lambeck is currently on the board of directors of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario, is a member of the Ontario Waterpower Association, and participated in the development of the hydroelectric component of the Ontario Power Authority Feed in Tariff program.

Mr. Lambeck is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

James Carter

Vice President, Development & Operations

Mr. Carter has more than 18 years of experience in the independent power industry and has focused primarily on the development, permitting, construction and operations of hydroelectric generating facilities.

Since 2002 he has developed, permitted and is now responsible for operating 51 MW of generating capacity for Regional Power. He has also permitted a 25 MW development-stage project, and two projects (19 MW total) which are under construction and will be complete in early 2016. James also manages Capstone Infrastructure’s portfolio of operating hydro sites totaling 36 MW and is actively pursuing new business development opportunities in the international renewable energy space for partnership, development or investment by Regional Power.

Jean-Francois Martel

Vice President, Construction

Mr. Martel is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience directing project teams and managing the construction of large infrastructure projects in the renewable energy, pulp and paper and forest resources, and oil and gas sectors throughout Canada. As Vice President of Construction at Regional Power, since May 2015, Mr. Martel is responsible for the implementation (procurement, construction and start-up) of all aspects associated with renewable energy projects.  Recent ventures include hydroelectric projects in remote areas of British Columbia and Northern Ontario with construction costs ranging from $125MM to $200MM.  He has been with Regional Power since 2009 and prior to May 2015, was Director of Construction for the company.

Prior to joining Regional Power, Mr. Martel worked for 12 years with Tembec Industries in a variety of roles, including Director of Engineering and Projects at the Temiscaming, Quebec, pulp and paper complex.  Prior to Tembec, he worked for 5 years with a large petroleum company in Eastern Canada. Mr. Martel is a licensed Professional Engineer in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.

Dave Ruch

Vice President, Finance

Mr. Ruch is an experienced finance professional. He leads Regional Power’s finance and accounting group which supports projects across the entire project lifecycle and has in-depth experience with contract negotiation, financial and project accounting, financial modeling and deal structuring, and transaction processing and controls. Prior to joining Regional Power, Mr. Ruch held roles at KPMG and Magna.

Dr. Michael Morgenroth

Director, Engineering

Dr. Michael Morgenroth and his engineering team provide support for the development, construction and operations of Regional Power’s renewable energy facilities. Prior to joining Regional Power, Mr. Morgenroth worked for a large Canadian engineering consulting firm where he held various leadership positions for renewable power technologies and was responsible for project management and engineering management of a team of up to 40 technical staff in five offices. He has over 20 years of professional experience with design, commissioning, testing, inspection and assessment of a wide variety of mechanical equipment, primarily in water and wind power applications.

For water power, Mr. Morgenroth has developed equipment design and field testing methodologies for hydro-mechanical equipment and turbines in greenfield and retrofit projects as well as risk-based capital expenditure planning. He has served as resident engineer during construction of a water power project abroad and also participated in engineering assignments for ocean and kinetic power technologies.

For wind power, Mr. Morgenroth has focused on planning level layout engineering including wind resource assessment, site and turbine selection and collector layout optimization, and was involved throughout the implementation phase of wind power projects up to 200 MW. Mr. Morgenroth has participated in provincial, national and international technical wind power panels and his work is well published.