The Maritimes Energy Association Announces Appointment of New


The Maritimes Energy Association Announces Appointment of New
The Maritimes Energy Association Announces Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer
28 April 2015
HALIFAX, NS - The Maritimes Energy Association announced the appointment of Ray Ritcey to the
position of Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2015.
Mr. Ritcey is an independent businessman and former senior executive with over 35 years of experience
in the Eastern Canadian energy industry. He has held executive positions in both the natural gas and
electric industries working with such industry leaders as TransCanada Pipelines, Ontario Hydro, Enbridge
and AltaGas.
“I am very pleased to welcome Ray as our CEO,” says Chair of The Maritimes Energy Association Julie
Hebert. “His extensive energy background will contribute significantly to helping The Maritimes Energy
Association achieve its strategic objectives where member companies realize maximum benefits and
value for the goods and services they provide to the energy industry.”
For ten years Ray led the development of natural gas distribution in Nova Scotia and was the founding
President of Heritage Gas Limited. In 2014, he was a member of the Expert Panel on Hydraulic
Fracturing in Nova Scotia. Most recently he was co-chair of QUEST NS (Quality Urban Energy Systems of
Tomorrow) and has served on a number of advisory Boards and not-for-profit community-based
He also served as a Director on the Board of the Offshore Onshore Technologies Association of Nova
Scotia (OTANS), the forerunner to The Maritimes Energy Association, and is a frequent guest speaker at
industry events and a supporter of its vision.
Ray currently serves on the Board of Halifax Water and is Chair of their Audit and Finance Committee.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University
and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant. Ray lives in Halifax with his
wife Debbie and they have two children.
-30The Maritimes Energy Association is an independent, not-for-profit organization representing a diverse
array of member companies that provide goods and services to Eastern Canada’s renewable and nonrenewable energy sector, offshore and on-shore, domestic and export markets. For more information,
please visit
Media contact:
Ray Ritcey
CEO, The Maritimes Energy Association
[email protected]
(902) 496-3182 (W)
(902) 717-5483 (C)

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