Southern Oregon University graduate Ken Canon and Joe Benetti of Coos Bay have been named to the board of directors for Energy Trust of Oregon.

Southern Oregon University graduate Ken Canon and Joe Benetti of Coos Bay have been named to the board of directors for Energy Trust of Oregon.

Canon, a Medford native, founded and led the Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities, a regional industrial trade association focused on energy issues, for 24 years. Early in his career, Canon designed and implemented an energy-efficiency program at an International Paper mill. He later drafted and helped enact Oregon's Business Energy Tax Credit while working for Associated Oregon Industries.

Benetti is owner-operator of Benetti's Italian Restaurant in Coos Bay, chairs the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport Commission and is a board member of the Oregon Restaurant Association. He is a former three-term mayor of Coos Bay.