Executive Vice-President and Chief Electric Operations and Procurement Officer
Ben LaPianta is Executive Vice-President and Chief Electric Operations and Procurement Officer at Toronto Hydro. He oversees the monitoring and control of the electric distribution system, emergency response and power restoration, stations, customer connections, street lighting, metering, and operations support services (facilities, fleet and procurement) as well as the company's grid emergency preparedness and response plan.
With over 27 years of experience, Mr. LaPianta brings extensive knowledge in electricity distribution operations, having worked in various senior managerial and field operations roles including asset management, investment planning, distribution system design and construction, standards, control centre operations, protection and control, stations, procurement and warehouse logistics.
A Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Ben graduated in 1987 from Ryerson University with a diploma, Electric Engineering Technology, Power; in 1988 from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Technology in Electric Engineering, with a major in Power System Studies; and in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Queen's University.