Guelph, ON, March 12, 2019–Today, Ag Energy Co-operative Ltd. announces that CEO, Rose Marie Gage (Rose), will be retiring on April 27, 2019.

“The Board is grateful for the leadership that Rose has brought to Ag Energy and the agriculture and energy sectors during her nine-year tenure, and for the exceptional team she has developed and left us with,” says William Ravensbergen, Chair of the Board of Directors. “The Board thanks Rose for her service and impact, and we wish her all the best as she embarks upon her new journey.”

During her nine years as CEO, Ms. Gage is credited with strategically growing the Co-op along with her team, developing the staff and contributing to many different agricultural-based organizations and business associations. She has successfully advocated on behalf of Ag Energy and the agriculture and energy sectors for progressive change such as the Energy Consumer Protection Act exemption, the Ontario and Federal Carbon Programs, CHSOP, and the Ontario Co-op Act.

“It is time for me to enjoy my family, spend time on my health, travel, and continuing to make a difference for our communities as a Board director and advisor. I look forward to using some of the best practices shared by our Co-op members to grow my own vegetables and flowers in our garden. I am excited to pursue passions from my “life well lived list” that have been waiting patiently. My role at Ag Energy has been a dream come true. Our Members are amazing to work with and are the cornerstone of the Ontario economy. It has been a true pleasure working with our dedicated Board of Directors, the talented Ag Energy team and all the stakeholders and contributors that have allowed us to thrive and grow over the years,” concludes Rose.

The Board of Directors is working on a transition plan that will ensure that the Members continue receiving service without interruption, and that recruitment for its new leader happens in due course.

Rose Gage came to Guelph to serve as Ag Energy’s CEO, having served in various leadership roles at GE and Schneider Electric.

We wish Rose, her husband Eddy, sons John and Anthony and daughter Elisabeth great health, happiness and enjoyment as she starts her new chapter in her book of life.

About Ag Energy Co-operative Ltd.

 Ag Energy Co-operative Ltd. was founded by Ontario greenhouses in 1988. The Co-op is an independent, for profit, agriculturally focused co-op specializing in energy solutions for its membership. Its team of 15 staff members are focused on member and customer excellence. The Co-op creates approximately $50 million in revenue.

The role of Ag Energy is to commercialize energy policy for the benefit of agriculture: producers, processors, agri-food, agri-tech and all; by minimizing costs and de-risking energy spend. Ag Energy currently has approximately 500 agricultural, agri-business and rural members; approximately 41% of its members are commercial greenhouse growers and 34% agri-processing. The broader reach of Ag Energy (its Members and their businesses) represents over 6,000 employees and in excess of $2 Billion CAD in revenues annually. The recycling of revenue is estimated to be 90% of members’ revenues back into the Ontario economy.

For any inquiries to this press release, please contact Rose Marie Gage, CEO at or Laura Toombs, Communications Specialist at

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