Florida Water recently named four new senior executive vice presidents to head the four new divisions into which the company reorganized. Jim Perry, senior executive vice president for finance and CFO, will lead the Finance and Accounting Division. John Tillman, senior executive vice president for customer relations and business development, will head the Customer Relations and Business Development Division. Eric Teittinen, senior executive vice president of operations, maintenance, and engineering, will head the Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering Division. Lester Abberger, senior executive vice president for public and corporate affairs, will lead the Public and Corporate Affairs Division.
Gavin Donohue has been appointed executive director for the Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY). Donohue has served as executive deputy commissioner for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation since 1998.
The Northwest Power Pool has named Jerry D. Rust as president and director. He replaces Rich Nassief, who retired last December. Rust consulted on power issues for several energy software companies before accepting this position with the power pool. Prior to that, he served as managing director of revenue organization and of the transmission systems group for PacifiCorp, where he worked for 23 years.
William Largent has resigned as CFO for Plug Power. He will continue to act as a consultant to the company on an ongoing basis. David Newmann, corporate controller, will serve as interim CFO.
HEC Inc., the energy efficiency and design affiliate of Select Energy, has appointed James B. Redden, P.E., as president. Redden had been served as the companies COO and will retain those duties in his new role. He joined HEC in 1993.
Allen Franklin, president and CEO of Southern Co., was elected chairman of the board of directors, replacing retiring chairman A.W. "Bill" Dahlberg. Franklin joined the company in 1970, and has been president and COO since 1999. C. Philip Saunders has been selected as senior vice president of Southern Company Services and chief information officer for Southern Company. Saunders most recently served as chief commercial officer for Mirant Europe, a subsidiary of Southern Co.
Southwestern Energy Company has appointed Richard F. Lane senior vice president to lead the company's exploration and production operations. Lane replaces Alan H. Stevens, president, Southwestern Energy Production Company and SEECO, Inc., who will continue providing E&P project oversight on a part-time basis.
Barry R. Pearl has joined Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Company (TEPPCO) as president and COO. Pearl comes to TEPPCO from Maverick Tube Corp., where he was vice president of finance and CFO.
Arthur G. Hoffman, former chairman of the IEEE System Control Subcommittee, passed away in March 2001. He held a patent for a hydro-thermal optimization control for hydroelectric generation, including variable response rate. He was co-founder and former chairman of the board and executive consultant with KEMA Consulting.
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