Vice-President, Distribution and Customer Services
Shawn Schmidt was appointed Vice-President, Distribution and Customer Services in August 2018.
He joined SaskPower in 2001 following 15 years in the utility, mining, and consulting industry in Alberta and Saskatchewan. At SaskPower, he spent four years in Customer Service Key Accounts before serving as the Engineering Supervisor and Region Manager in Distribution Operations for five years. He was then appointed Director, Transmission Operations & Maintenance for eight years.
Mr. Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a professional engineer and member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). He also represents SaskPower on the Transmission Distribution Maintenance Management Association.
Mr. Schmidt is an active member of his community. He currently volunteers with United Way and has volunteered with a number of charitable and community organizations in Saskatchewan. In 2018, Mr. Schmidt was part of a team to publish an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers paper on Flashover Performance of Live-Line Tools in High Voltage Environments.