A senior manager with more than 30 years of experience in energy, infrastructure, asset management, and operations and maintenance, Bill Mercer is a power engineer 1st Class with an MBA and certifications in quality assurance and asset management. He presently works as plant manager for Capital Power at the York Energy Centre in Ontario. Bill has broadly based progressive management experience, primarily in the power generation industry with a strong background in general management, operations, R&D, asset management, and R&M. Starting in operations at coal-fired generating plants in central Alberta, Bill progressed through business development, financial management, and maintenance management before starting off on an international career operating and managing facilities and service departments in New Zealand, Asia, Europe, and Canada. He has been an active member of PEMAC for more than five years, including one year on the executive of the Alberta Chapter before moving to Ontario.