After 25 years with the company, has retired from his position as chairman of the board and director of MDU Resources Group. Schuchart is the fourth person to serve as chairman of the board of MDU Resources, and the first non-member of founder R.M. Heskett's family. also retired as vice chairman and a director of the company. Orr, who had served on the board since 1978, was the company's first vice chairman.
Biggs Porter has been elected vice president and controller of TXU. He replaces , who is retiring after 12 years with the company. Porter was previously sector vice president of finance for integrated systems and aerostructures at Northrup Grumman Corp.
U.S. Secretary of Energy has appointed 10 members to the first-ever Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee, charged with reviewing energy management issues at federal facilities nationwide. The members include of Sempra Energy Solutions; of the Mississippi State Energy Division; of the Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas companies; of the Salt River Project; of the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association; of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University; of Parsons-Brinkerhoff Co.; of Philips Lighting; and of the office of Rep. Barney Frank.
has been appointed vice president for the environmental product sector at EPRI. Sussman, who played a key role in developing EPRI's electric and magnetic field research program, has been with EPRI for 17 years.
Kansas City Power & Light appointed as chief financial officer. She joined the company in 1984 as financial planner. , formerly the president with startup responsibility for Unicom Energy Services Co., has been appointed executive vice president of KCPL and president of the delivery division. has been named CEO of KCPL, and remains president as appointed in 1999. He joined the company in 1980 as director of corporate planning.
has been appointed CEO for Epic Energy Pty Ltd., Australia's largest gas transmission company and a venture of El Paso Energy International Co., Dominion, and Australian interests. She replaces , who becomes the CEO of El Paso Energy's Eastern Pipeline Group. Previous positions held by Ortenstone include president of El Paso Gas Services Co. and El Paso Energy Communications Co.
, president and CEO of Public Service Company of New Mexico, has been elected chairman of the board. Sterba succeeds , PNM president and CEO from August 1993 until earlier this year, and chairman since 1999.
ISO New England Inc. has appointed to vice president and CFO. McKenna's most recent positions were as CFO for construction company J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons, and corporate controller for Orange and Rockland Utilities.
The board of Peoples Energy has elected to chief marketing and communications officer. Rogers joined the company in 1997 as vice president, corporate communications. The company also has named , formerly vice president of Deutsche Genossenschaftsbank's project finance group, as its assistant vice president, project finance.
New Jersey Natural Gas Co. has appointed senior vice president, regulatory affairs, and vice president, customer services. Moss most recently was NJNG's vice president, regulatory affairs, while Roma was director of customer services. Parent company New Jersey Resources Corp. has appointed president of its three unregulated retail businesses: NJR Home Services Co., NJR Natural Energy Co., and NJR Power Services Corp. Previously Tarney was senior vice president of customer services for NJNG.
We welcome submissions to People, especially those accompanied by a Photograph. Send to:
People Editor, Public Utilities Fortnightly
8229 Boone Boulevard, Suite 401
Vienna, Va. 22182
Articles found on this page are available to Internet subscribers only. For more information about obtaining a username and password, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-368-5001.