Dennis Pimentel Appointed As BELCO President

October 22, 2018 | 31 Comments

Dennis Pimentel Bermuda October 2018Ascendant Group today [Oct 22] announced the appointment of Dennis Pimentel as President of BELCO.

“Dennis started as a BELCO apprentice in 1989 and has progressed through the ranks of the Company during the last 29 years. Dennis held the positions of Specialist Electrical Fitter, O&M Foreman and then Capital Projects Foreman,” the company said.

“In 2002, Dennis applied for and was awarded BELCO’s internal scholarship and attended Florida International University in Miami, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science [BSc.] in Electrical Engineering.

“On completion of his degree, Dennis worked for Florida Power & Light Company for two years, the first year as a Protection and Control Engineer and was then promoted in the second year to Supervisor of the Meter Technology Centre before returning to BELCO to work in the Energy Delivery Engineering Department in 2008.

“In 2009, Dennis transferred to Operations as a Senior Engineer and after obtaining his Chartered Engineer [CEng.] designation in 2010 became Senior Manager in 2010. He was promoted to VP of Energy Delivery in 2011 and most recently was appointed Interim SVP of Operations for BELCO.

“In his new role as President, Dennis will assume all operational accountabilities for BELCO effective immediately.”

This appointment follows shortly after BELCO workers instituted a work to rule then a withdrawal of labour, with the Union asking that the company “take steps to ensure that the current [Ascendant] CEO Mr Sean Durfy’s, position and responsibilities within AGL are reviewed with a view to the Board removing him from having any involvement in the management of the day-to-day operations of BELCO and with a view to his tenure with AGL coming to an end.”

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  1. inna says:

    Best of luck to you sir!

    I hope you can handle the heat cuz that kitchen is HOTTT!!!

  2. mixitup says:

    Hmmm.. So there are qualified Bermudians around, who woulda thunk?

  3. Cha boy says:

    Well done Dennis, you definitely have what it takes to lead BELCO in the right direction!

  4. Jermaine says:

    We support you Dennis! Good move on behalf of Ascendant. I think the union got what they wanted.

  5. Enough says:

    Amazing accomplishment! Belco moving in the right direction.

  6. Dennis supporter says:

    Well done Dennis, you and i went through school together, WELL deserved.

  7. legalgal says:

    I am sure the shareholders are thrilled at the effective constructive dismissal of Durfy at the behest of the Union.

  8. sandgrownan says:

    So, what happens when Mr. Pimental inevitably comes to the same conclusion that BELCO is unsustainable with its current workforce?

    What then?

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Well ,they won’t be able to tell him to go back to where he came from.
      Something that is much more common than some people around here would think .

  9. Charles Richardson says:

    Good move BELCO….Dennis good people!!

  10. topranking says:

    Do people realize that the title of President of Belco (Pimental) is not the same as the CEO of Ascendant? (Durfy)

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Erm.. no they don’t

      • Legalgal says:

        So they created a new role? With big fat salary and bonuses? Who will pay for that? Let me just go switch off the lights to save power….

        • sandgrownan says:

          I doubt it – often “President & CEO” are combined but each company has a slightly different reporting structure and organization.

      • mixitup says:

        You (Sandgrwonan) seem to think (assume) a lot of things, there is a word for that called prejudice..

  11. BELCO BIRD says:

    Well done Dennis.

  12. HHmmm…. a supposed Bermudian??
    We will watch this Dennis, vigilantly!!
    Leave no rock unturned.

    • Huh says:

      He is a citizen of Bermuda…. what do you mean supposed Bermudian?

      • Victor says:

        Since when there is such a thing as Bermudian citizenship?!
        For what it is, all either are BDTC’s (British Dependant Territoty Citizens) or British Citizens with birth place being Bermuda, being just a stupid stamp on the passport claiming Bermudian Status, which to many other countries on this planet is meaningless.
        Dennis Pimentel (and not Pimental), let’s see if at least someone spells right the mans name, as he has worked very hard for this well deserved and appointed position, for Belco, which meaning to all if Bermuda. Those who know him, know who he is and how he is, while others who I am not mentioning here, were just riding on Dennis’ back, even though above him in rank.
        He is not a slacker nor blood sucking, like many.
        What is a pure bred Bermudian???
        Bermuda Longtails, Bermuda Lizards, Red crabs, Bull Frogs, etc…as far as history tells, no native humans in Bermuda when Sea Venture arrived. In short, stop discrimination of a Portuguese name. Look and study the mans past with Belco, Bermuda, and what he has worked for to get the to the position he has been appointed for.
        Good job Dennis Pimentel. Well done, all the work and efforts you have put into getting to this position, as you started as an apprentice and hard worked your ass, way passing by various steps within Belco.
        That’s what makes a good president.
        Keep up the good work.
        May GOD BLESS you, and guide you in steering Belco on the right direction for all Bermuda.

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Supposed? Wtf does that mean?

    • Stormy daniels says:

      Sound like something trumpmsaid about obama…

  13. Coffee says:

    Well… It’s a start ! Now what about the four who are now on the unemployment line?

  14. Oh,I see now says:

    I wouldn’t say he doesn’t deserve the job this gentleman appears to have applied himself.Let’s hope they have not appointed one of our own as a hatchet man to channel some heat.

  15. MsFedUp says:

    Congrats Dennis. This is well deserved. Wish you all the best.

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