Spectra Energy and FortisBC will be joining the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce on September 18 as part of a program to increase energy literacy and educate British Columbians about the natural gas supply chain and the many benefits natural gas brings to our lives, Spectra Energy Transmission West and FortisBC are partnering to deliver a new natural gas education program, Natural Gas: Benefits for B.C.
Chamber Member lunches bring together members for a networking luncheon with a feature presentation provided by key individuals from industry, government, community organizations and more.
This month’s Speakers:ROB WHITWHAM is vice president of Canadian LNG, the company’s business focused on developing significant liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure opportunities in Western Canada. In that capacity, he is responsible for all commercial and non-technical matters related to the company’s joint venture with BG Group to develop a multi-billion dollar natural gas system to serve a new LNG facility on Canada’s west coast, and the pursuit of other LNG opportunities. Whitwham is a professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Whitwham also holds a master’s certificate in project management from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. JOE MAZZA is the Director of Resource Development at FortisBC. He has responsibility for the development of major infrastructure projects and resources. Mr. Mazza was previously the General Manager of Transmission, and he has held several senior management positions since joining FortisBC in 2002. Prior to joining FortisBC, Joe was a process Engineer for Fluor Canada, and worked in various production and process engineering capacities for Husky Energy. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA in Executive Management from Royal Roads University.