About Mark Zippel
Mark Zippel has more than 30 years of front line and supervisory experience working in nuclear power plants. He began his career as an apprentice electrician for Ontario Hydro (now Ontario Power Generation) at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station (NGS), while simultaneously studying for his electrician/construction maintenance license at Conestoga and George Brown Colleges. He achieved Journeyperson status at Darlington NGS, where he became Electrical Construction Maintenance Foreman, supervising a crew of twelve electricians.
Over the years, Mark assumed progressively challenging positions at Pickering NGS and, again. at Darlington NGS, including Shift Control Technician and Maintenance Assessing. He retired from Darlington NGS as Senior Shift Control Technician/First Line Manager, where he supervised a crew of mechanical and control technicians performing maintenance on nuclear fuel handling systems.
During his career, Mark built a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy supervisor, with an extensive knowledge of equipment, construction techniques and trades related activities. A very focused individual, Mark has the ability to confidently evaluate and prioritize steps of a project, resulting in an efficient and expedient process. He is a recipient of OPG's Chief Nuclear Officer Recognition Award.
Mark is actively engaged in several community organizations including Special Olympics soccer, the Peterborough Field Naturalists, and the Prince of Wales Public School breakfast program. An outdoor enthusiast, his interests include playing old-timers soccer, kayaking and curling in a recreational league.