Alex Chapman is Manager of the Climate Change Office for the City of Guelph, and a self-titled Energy Evangelist. (Okay, that sounds a little presumptuous, but since so many find the topic of energy boring, it needs a little zip.)
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University. In his diverse career he has done project engineering in the Nova Scotia pulp and paper industry, academic research for the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, submarine pipeline installation in the North Sea for the oil and gas sector, compensation consulting for Canada’s largest financial services institutions, risk management for one of the world’s largest professional services firms, and sales and marketing for a solar energy installation contractor. He also serves on the Ontario caucus of QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow) and is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers.
Alex has led corporate community service projects, served on the board of directors for eMerge Guelph, and worked on home building projects for impoverished families in Mexico. He has also written, acted, and directed for several community theatre projects. He is fluent in three languages. He enjoys being father to a Brady Bunch family of seven children and husband to one fab mama, and is a year-round cycling commuter. He plays ten musical instruments (although not all at the same time). More information can be found in his profile on LinkedIn.
He lives with his family in Guelph, Ontario.
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