President of Operations - Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Scott W. Thon is President of Operations for Berkshire Hathaway Energy, where he leads a group of diverse energy businesses located in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.
He previously served as President and CEO of BHE Canada since 2014 and the CEO of its largest Canadian subsidiary, AltaLink, since 2002. For over 30 years, Thon has held a variety of senior positions in the energy industry, from operations and engineering to market design and financial management. He has led the investment and construction of significant energy infrastructure developments in Alberta, Canada and globally.
Thon is a former chair of the Canadian Electricity Association’s Board of Directors. Additionally, Thon is one of two Canadian representatives on the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, a physical and cyber security collaboration between the electricity sector and the governments of Canada and the U.S.
In 2017, Thon was recognized by Business in Calgary magazine with their Leaders award. In 2013, Bow Valley College awarded Thon their Distinguished Citizen Award honoring his commitment to the college. In 2011, Thon was recognized by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce for his business and community leadership with the Sherrold Moore Award. In 2005, The Government of Alberta presented Thon with the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta.
Thon is a registered professional engineer with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program from the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business. In 2015, Thon completed the Institute of Corporate Director’s Directors Education Program receiving his ICD.D designation.Return to Board of Directors