I would like to begin by introducing myself. My name is Dwight Redden. I am the newly appointed general manager for Yukon Electrical and Northland Utilities.
An article entitled Shakeup Sends YECL Head Packing was published last week in the Yukon News.
This article implied that my predecessor Jerome Babyn was transferred because of discussions between ATCO and the Yukon government on more efficient ways to operate utilities in the Yukon.
The truth is that Babyn has been able to take advantage of a move to ATCO’s Edmonton office to become involved in a new and different role.
He’s lived, worked and raised his family in the North for the past 13 years. He spent several years living in Yellowknife working for Northland Utilities before he was promoted to oversee operations of both Northland Utilities and Yukon Electrical here in Whitehorse.
Babyn has worked with ATCO for the past 29 years and he embodies values that ATCO and Yukon Electrical stand for Ð a strong commitment to customers and the community.
Babyn has taken his role and commitment to the community very seriously over the past 13 years in the north. He has been director on the NWT and Yukon hospital boards, the NWT Chamber of Commerce and ultimately chair of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.
He is a man of outstanding character and is leaving incredibly large shoes to fill. ATCO’s diversity provides opportunities for exceptional employees like Babyn to build their careers by working for different ATCO companies in various locations around the world.
His promotion has provided me with the privilege to come and lead a very dedicated team. I will do my best to diligently serve the North, just as he did. That means every day striving for excellence and value for the 25,000 customers we serve in the Yukon and NWT.
Dwight Redden, general manager, Yukon Electrical & Northland Utilities