Since 2002 Bruce has held the position of President & CEO of Markham District Energy (MDE); a thermal energy utility owned by the City of Markham. MDE is recognized as a Canadian and international leader in the development of modern district energy systems providing reliable, resilient and sustainable energy to Markham’s new urban centers. Mr. Ander has spent over 35 years in Ontario’s energy sector developing community energy systems and combined heat & power facilities. Past Chair of the IDEA, the Canadian District Energy Association, and the Association of Power Producers of Ontario. In 2013 awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Government of Canada in recognition of the recipient’s contribution to the municipal sector in Canada.