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Francesca Ottoni joins Hatch to lead hydropower business in Ontario

Hatch has appointed Francesca Ottoni to the role of regional manager, waterpower, leading Hatch’s hydroelectric professionals based in Ontario, Canada.

Ottoni will be based in Niagara Falls and will lead the expansion of Hatch’s waterpower practice in the region, delivering practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable. Ottoni will also support Hatch’s waterpower growth initiatives in the U.S., Central America and South America, with the express goal of growing the capacity of its Niagara Falls office and anchoring the next 100 years of Hatch’s legacy in waterpower.

Ottoni has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, primarily in the energy sector. She brings to the position experience in business growth and strategy, project execution and external relations. Her list of accomplishments includes leading the development of multi-billion dollar projects for nuclear plant refurbishments.

Ottoni earned a bachelor of engineering from Concordia University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University. She is a registered professional engineer in the U.S. state of California.

“Francesca Ottoni brings with her a proven skillset in client engagement and project delivery within the energy space, a passion for engaging with her team, and a deep understanding and appreciation for the power sector. We are pleased to welcome her energetic leadership style in leading a critical component of our power business,” said Jim Sarvinis, Hatch’s managing director, power.