Leadership

Leadership shapes a company and guides its future. It is the framework upon which a culture is built. AESI has maintained steady growth, building on integrity, quality and relationships. All of this is a direct result of our people.


Loreto Sarracini, P.Eng.
President

Almost 40 years of experience working directly for a vertically integrated utility and with generation, transmission, distribution, and operations utilities. Expertise in Power System Operations, EMS/SCADA, NERC Compliance (CIP and Non-CIP), and Operational Management.

P · 905.875.2075 x. 234 or 770.870.1630 x. 234

E · loretos@aesi-inc.com


Joe Raso, P.Eng., MBA
Chief Operating Officer

More than 20 years supporting electrical utilities, distribution centers, and corporate operations with software development, strategic planning, process analysis, and business improvement. Joe supports all practice areas in the successful completion of a wide range of projects with a focus on quality and efficiency.

P · 905.875.2075 x. 238 or 770.870.1630 x. 238

E · joer@aesi-inc.com


Doug Westlund, P.Eng., MBA
Senior Vice President

More than 30 years of experience in communications and cyber security in the utility and telecommunications markets. Doug is a recognized industry leader in cyber security for electric power utilities.

P · 905.875.2075 x. 278 or 770.870.1630 x. 278

E · dougw@aesi-inc.com


Joel Charlebois, P.Eng.
Vice President, Regulatory Compliance

Greater than 10 years’ experience assisting electric utilities across North America to understand and meet their NERC compliance obligations within the context of their regional or provincial regulatory frameworks through assessments, governance development, training, and sustainment services.

P · 905.875.2075 x. 236 or 770.870.1630 x. 236
E · joelc@aesi-inc.com


Edvard Lauman, P.Eng.
Vice President Cyber Security & Operational Technology

Greater than 10 years’ experience at a large transmission utility and with electric power utilities and municipal clients spanning Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), including cyber security and NERC CIP compliance.

P · 905.875.2075 x. 235 or 770.870.1630 x. 235

E · edvardl@aesi-inc.com


Toula Campbell Beris
Vice President Finance & Operations

Greater than 15 years of experience in Finance and Business Operations, from various industries, responsible for the development and implementation of management methodologies to enhance the organization’s strategic goals for growth and profitability.

P · 905.875.2075 x. 230 or 770.870.1630 x. 230

E · toulac@aesi-inc.com


Board of Directors

AESI would like to acknowledge the guidance received from the following members of our Board of Directors.

Don Robinson – Founder and Chairman, still contributes today, bringing more than 40 years’ engineering and business management experience.

Joining him are: Loreto Sarracini | Joe Raso | Doug Westlund