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The Owen Sound Transportation Company Announces the New President & CEO

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The Owen Sound Transportation Company announced Friday, December 16th, 2022, that the Board of Directors has appointed Carl Kuhnke as the President and CEO. Carl was identified through a competitive selection process and brings vast experience in diverse leadership to this position.


Carl’s most recent role was CEO of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC), where he oversaw the Ontario Government’s research, technology, and training agency for the province’s drinking water system. During his WCWC tenure, Carl also directed the Centre’s new priority First Nations initiative – training drinking water operators and managers of the 134 First Nations in Ontario. Carl has also worked in government and non-profit corporations, and he was a senior Canadian diplomat serving in five countries.


About OSTC:

OSTC, a Government of Ontario Agency, is an integral part of Ontario’s tourism and transportation system, responsible for the operation of five ships, seven terminal and dock facilities servicing four ferry routes, as well as one seasonal air service in Ontario.  OSTC owns and operated he MS Chi-Cheemaun ferry which provides seasonal service to a largely tourism-based ridership between Manitoulin Island and the Bruce Peninsula on Lake Huron; MV Niska I, a landing craft ferry providing vehicle, freight and passenger transportation services between Moosonee and Moose Factory Island on the Moose River at the mouth of James Bay, and operates the three vessels, MV Pelee Islander II, MV Pelee Islander, and MV Jiimaan (back-up vessel) providing ferry service on Lake Erie between. When the ferries are not running, OSTC contracts a licensed air operator to provide winter air service between Pelee Island and Windsor, Ontario from late December through the end of March.

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