Invited Innovator Fred Dermarkar

Fred Dermarkar is the President and CEO of the CANDU Owners Group (COG), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping operators of CANDU (short for Canada Deuterium Uranium) and pressurized heavy water reactors worldwide to achieve excellence through collaboration in research and development, joint projects and information exchange.

He has worked in the Canadian nuclear industry since 1981. Prior to his role at COG, Dermarkar held a variety of technical and progressively more senior positions at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in support of design, commissioning, operation and refurbishment of its CANDU nuclear power plants. He retired from OPG as the Vice President of Engineering Strategy in February 2014 to assume his current role.

In October 2013, Fred was named a recipient of the WANO Nuclear Excellence Award. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Fred Dermarkar
President and CEO

CANDU Owners Group (COG)