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John M. Melby has joined Automated Power Exchange as vice president of North American marketing. Previously, Melby was senior director of marketing and product development for the California Power Exchange.
Bay State Gas has named Robert T. Bucknell director of technical operations. Bucknell has 17 years of experience in the utility industry, and most recently was vice president of business development for COM/Energy Technologies.
Michael R. Mott was promoted to senior vice president and corporate controller for Dynegy. Mott joined the company in 1995 as director of financial reporting. Prior to joining Dynegy, Mott was a senior audit manager with the Houston office of Price Waterhouse LLP.
Edison Mission Marketing & Trading has elected Paul D. Jacob president of EMMT, a subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy. Jacob succeeds Mark Maisto , who resigned to pursue other interests. Prior to this appointment, Jacob was vice president of energy marketing and trading, and has been with EMMTÕs predecessor company and affiliates since 1994.
Lee Olivier has joined Entergy Nuclear Northeast as senior vice president of Indian Point nuclear plant. Olivier will manage the merger and future operations of a reunited Indian Point 2 and 3, which will be the first time in 25 years that Indian Point has been under one operator. Olivier has more than 30 years of nuclear industry experience, and comes to Entergy from Northeast Utilities, where he was senior vice president and chief nuclear officer for Millstone Station.
Georgia Power has announced several executive appointments. Mickey Brown has been named senior vice president of distribution. Brown joined Georgia Power in 1969. Bryan Fletcher was named vice president of region operations. Fletcher has been with the company for 20 years in a variety of positions. Ed Holcombe was promoted to vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs to replace Fletcher. Holcombe was previously manager of state legislative affairs. Chris Hobson has been promoted to vice president of environmental affairs. Prior to the promotion, Hobson was general manager for environmental affairs.
J. Rob Minter was named vice president for Mirant Corp's America's subsidiary Washington D.C. office. Minter previously worked as a director of governmental affairs and public affairs for Mirant in Atlanta and New York. He joined the Southern Company system in 1983.
The Oglethorpe Power Corp. has re-elected J. Calvin Earwood chairman of its board of directors. Sam Rabun was re-elected vice-chairman. Mac F. Oglesby was also re-elected treasurer. Each will serve for a one-year term.
John E. Schneider was named executive vice president and COO of Semco EnergyÕs Michigan utility. Schneider became senior vice president of corporate development in 1999 after joining the company in 1998 as senior vice president and COO of Semco Energy Ventures Inc.
Texas-New Mexico Power announced that Jack V. Chambers, Jr. will be replacing Kevern Joyce as chairman, president, and CEO of the company, when Joyce resigns. Joyce will continue with the company as an adviser to senior management and to the board of directors. Chambers has served as senior vice president and COO since 2000. He joined TNMP in 1979.
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