Andy Metzger is the CEO of EQUS, Canada’s largest member-owned utility.
Andy was a member of EQUS’ Executive Leadership Team for two years prior to becoming CEO, leading EQUS’ Operations Group through multiple innovative projects including the deployment of Canada’s first ultra-rural smart grid and the construction of a near net-zero office facility, as well as a period of record growth for EQUS.
His career in Central Alberta’s electrical and construction industries led Andy to hold several executive positions prior to EQUS. A seasoned executive, Andy now oversees a team of over 100 employees in Innisfail, Onoway, Medicine Hat, and Claresholm. This team provides quality, reliable electricity distribution services to over 12,000 rural Albertans in 26 rural Counties and Municipal Districts between Barrhead and the U.S. border.
Andy is committed to further developing and strengthening EQUS’ values-based culture and leadership model and to continuing to ensure that EQUS’ values of Quality, Community, Accountability, and Knowledge are reflected in EQUS’ corporate culture and that they guide day-to-day decisions and strategic priorities.
He is also committed to supporting the rural communities that EQUS serves both with their electricity services and with community-level sponsorship and support. Ensuring that rural Alberta businesses and industry continue to have access to reliable, competitive, and sustainable electricity distribution and innovative electricity solutions.
Andy’s commitment to community development has also led him to participate in several community initiatives personally, including joining the United Way of Central Alberta’s Priority Impact Team where he has volunteered for over five years. Andy is also the past Chair of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools and has sat on the Board of Directors for over five years. As the EQUS CEO Andy sits on the Operation Round Up committee, which distributes grant funding to non-profits that serve youth and seniors in the EQUS Service Area with the goal of developing sustainable community supports in rural communities.
The future of rural Alberta is diverse, and Andy is prepared to lead EQUS in adapting and innovating into the future, transitioning the past 70 years of co-operative success into the next.