Gas producers and utilities have all but abandoned R&D and marketing. Is it too late to reverse the death spiral, or can the industry learn from other check-off marketing successes?
The Southern Company named A.W. (Bill) Dahlberg chairman and CEO in addition to his current duties as president. He succeeds Edward L. Addison, 65, who is retiring after 12 years as CEO and more than 40 years with the company. Dahlberg, 54, served as president since January 1, 1994. He began his career with The Southern Company at age 19 when he joined Georgia Power, a subsidiary, as a meter installer.
Ralph Johnson was named v.p., power resources, for the Texas-New Mexico Power Co. He also was elected v.p. of TNP Enterprises, the parent company. Johnson previously was assistant g.m. for Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association.
William J. Glasgow will step down as senior v.p. and CFO for PacifiCorp to form a specialized regional financial services company. Glasgow, associated with PacifiCorp for six years, will continue to provide consulting services to the company.
California Energy Co. Inc. promoted Frederick L. Manuel to v.p. and g.m. of its newly acquired Imperial Valley Geothermal Operations. Manuel, a mechanical engineer, previously managed the COSO geothermal project.
Yankee Energy System Inc. elected Mary J. Healey v.p., general counsel, and secretary for the parent company and subsidiaries. Healey, who joined the company in 1989, will be responsible for all company legal matters.
LG&E Power Inc. promoted B. Jeanine Hull to assistant general counsel. She joined LG&E in 1988 and served as v.p., environmental and regulatory affairs.
Hugh A. Shaffer was named v.p. for El Paso Field Services Co., a gathering and information services subsidiary of El Paso Natural Gas Co.
Illinova Power Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of Illinova Corp., named Thomas Rainwater v.p., marketing. Christine Raines was named director, systems operations, and D. Michael Feaster director, information systems.
Lon Waldinger was hired as g.m. of Entergy Corp.'s two-unit Arkansas Nuclear One power plant. He previously was g.m. of Northern States Power Co.'s Monticello station.
CMS Energy Corp. elected Kathleen R. Flaherty to its board of directors and to the board of its principal subsidiary, Consumers Power Co. Flaherty is senior v.p. of MCI Communications Corp.
Jack E. McGregor, president and CEO of Aquarion Co., a public water supply and environmental testing company, was elected to the board of directors of Bay State Gas Co.
Raymond Saleeby was named principal of the utilities industry general management practice at EDS Management Consulting Services. He previously was senior v.p., Stone & Webster Management Consultants.
CellNet Data Systems named Philip H. Mallory to head a new subsidiary, CellNet Data Services. He previously worked for CAE-Link Corp. Larsh Johnson, a co-founder of the company, assumed additional duties as chief technology officer. Robert Hayes was promoted to v.p., development.
Michael H. Bullington joined Mission First Financial, a subsidiary of SCEcorp, as managing director, infrastructure investment.
First Pacific Networks Inc. named Rajiv Jaluria, COO, to the additional post of president, FPN International.
Norman D. Shumway, member of the California Public Utilities Commission, resigned his position on February 23. Shumway, a former congressman, served on the CPUC since February 12, 1991. Gov. Pete Wilson will name a replacement.
William R. Gillis, member of the Washington