NorAm Energy Corp. has appointed Charles M. Oglesby president of the NorAm Trading & Transportation Group. NTTG includes NorAm's two pipelines, NorAm Field Services, and NorAm Energy Services. Oglesby was previously a v.p. of Coastal Corp. and president and CEO of Coastal Gas Services Co. William A. Kellstrom was promoted to v.p. of corporate business development. Kellstrom was previously president and COO of NorAm Energy Services, NTTG's marketing arm.
The Coastal Corp. has elected Richard G. Smead senior v.p. of its subsidiary, Colorado Interstate Gas Co. Before joining CIG, Smead held various positions with Tenneco Gas Pipeline Group and Washington Gas Light Co.
Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.'s board of directors has elected Albert J. Budney, Jr. president and COO. Budney succeeds John M. Endries, who announced his retirement last year.
William F. Hederman has joined Gas Technology Information, Inc. as executive director. Hederman was previously managing director of R.J. Rudden's Washington, DC, office.
Riaz Q. Siddiqi, a nationally recognized expert in retail and wholesale power markets, has joined CINergy Corp. as g.m. of market management services.
The Power Marketing Association has appointed Zak El-Ramly to assume the position of outgoing president Larry Weiss.
El-Ramly currently serves as v.p. of PMA member company Powerex, a subsidiary of Canada's B.C. Hydro utility.
William J. Cowan will join the National Independent Energy Producers as policy director. Until recently, Cowan served as general counsel to the New York State Public Service Commission.
The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association has promoted Frank Stanonik to director of technical services. He joined GAMA as associate director of technical services in 1978.
Duejean C. Garrett, a prominent Indiana utility lawyer, has joined the law firm of Baker & Daniels as a partner. Garrett worked for PSI Energy from 1969 until her retirement in November 1994.
Robert Eide has become v.p. of sales and network systems for MFS Network Technologies, Inc., an operating company of MFS Communications Co., Inc. Eide, previously with Northern Telecom, will be responsible for all channels of distribution. Harry W. (Bill) Brogdon has been named v.p. of strategic marketing.
Merwin L. Brown has been named associate director of energy programs at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest Laboratory in Richland, WA. Brown was formerly a director of R&D projects at Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Robert G. Eady, former assistant treasurer of finance and risk management for Transco Energy Co., has been named v.p. and CFO of the Gas Research Institute. Eady replaces Bruce Michel, who retired on April 30 after 17 years at GRI.
Former president and director of Southern California Edison Co. and SCECorp. Michael R. Peevey has formed New Energy Ventures, Inc. NEV will function as an electricity buyer's agent.
Consolidated Edison Co. of New York has appointed M. Peter Lanahan v.p. of environmental affairs. Lanahan previously managed the Hudson River Project for General Electric Co.'s environmental programs group.
The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed Alan Edwards principal deputy assistant secretary of fossil energy. Edwards was external affairs specialist for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.
The board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute has elected Kurt E. Yeager executive v.p. and COO. Yeager was senior v.p. for strategic development.
Earl Parsons, Jr., former v.p. of power generation and transmission at Gulf Power, has been named senior v.p. of fossil and hydro generation at Alabama Power Co.
Wayne Gross has become managing director of the International Gas Turbine Institute of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
The board of directors of Mississippi Power Co. elected Dwight Evans president. Evans, former executive v.p. for Georgia Power Co., succeeds David Ratcliffe, now senior v.p. for external affairs at The Southern Company. t
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