Who Is Rob Cottingham?

Rob Cottingham, P.Eng. is a professional electrical engineer, project manager, and senior energy consultant. He serves as a volunteer Trail Ambassador for Oakville's Adopt-A-Park program (i.e. Taplow Creek Trail and Woodgate Woods Park). He cares deeply for Oakville and wants to ensure that it remains Canada's Most Livable Town for many generations to come. His vision is for Oakville-Halton to be a leader among Canadian municipalities in the global fight against environmental damage. By vigorously taking steps to protect our land, water and air, we will ensure a happy and sustainable future for our grandchildren and their grandchildren's grandchildren. This can be done without breaking the bank - sustainable facilities and practices can cost LESS than unsustainable/wasteful ones. Sometimes, it just takes a little creativity.

Rob has over 30 years of industry experience in electric utilities, water treatment plants, mining, chemicals and energy systems - specializing in industrial automation. In his current role he also consults on solar power generation systems.

Rob is a 54-year old father of four grown children. He is health conscious (vegan most of the time) and enjoys daily exercise in the form of walking, plogging, mountain bike riding, skiing and (very rarely) skateboarding. His fitness goal is to be strong enough to challenge his youngest son to a competitive game of bocce ball on his 100th birthday.

Listen to Rob talk about his vision for Oakville-Halton here.