MidCon Corp. named Dennis M. Lawler power marketing v.p. in its MidCon Power Services Corp. unit. Lawler comes from Consolidated Natural Gas Co.
In a promotion, Mark Kugelman will manage account sales for Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Power Distribution Group.
The American Gas Association (A.G.A.) elected chairmen for its financial and administrative, operating, marketing and legal sections: Bruce R. Debolt, senior v.p. and CFO of Northwest Natural Gas Co.; Frederick L. Leske, Citizens Gas & Coke Utility gas operations v.p.; Susan Glasmann, Mountain Fuel Supply Co. marketing and sales v.p.; Bruce Samson, senior public affairs v.p. and general counsel of Northwest Natural Gas Co., respectively.
After forming the nonprofit Utility Business Education Coalition to lead utilities in community public education efforts, the A.G.A. and the Edison Electric Institute named officers to head the initiative. Richard L. Bunn, UGI Utilities president and CEO, will chair the board of directors. Daniel Bollom, Wisconsin Public Service Corp. president and CEO, will be vice chairman. Steven C. Kussmann, the A.G.A.'s Education Initiative director, will be the coalition's executive director.
Robert L. Hirsch, a former v.p. at the Electric Power Institute and founder of Arco Power Technologies, Inc., has formed The Energy Technology Collaborative, Inc. to broker opportunities for "competitive edge companies" in the electric power industry.
NRG Energy, Inc. promoted Robert McClenachan to v.p., international business development. He had been managing director at NRG Australia, Ltd. He succeeds Carl A. Carreca, who plans to retire.
Three Energen Corp. executives were given promotions by the board of directors. William Michael Warren, Jr., president, was elected CEO of two subsidiaries: Alabama Gas Corp. (Alagasco) and Taurus Exploration, Inc. Gary C. Youngblood, Alagasco executive v.p., was given more responsibilities as COO. James T. McManus, formerly Energen v.p. of finance and corporate development and Alagasco v.p. of finance and planning, was named executive v.p. and COO of Taurus.
Anna Marie Cellino succeeds Richard M. DiValerio at Natural Fuel Gas Co. DiValerio, who retired, has worked for Natural Fuel Gas since 1975. Cellino also serves as v.p. of Natural Fuel Gas Distribution Corp., the utility subsidiary of Natural Fuel Gas.
Ashraf T. Dajani has joined Mission First Financial, an SCEcorp subsidiary. Dajani comes from Burns & Roe Group of Cos. where he was senior v.p. and COO of power generation, waste-to-energy, and environment, among other duties.
John R. Bohart next month succeeds retiring president and CEO Charles W. Pryor, Jr. at B&W Nuclear Technologies (BWNT). Pryor leaves after 24 years. Bohart currently is president of B&W Fuel Co., a BWNT affiliate.
The Empire District Electric Co. has announced the vice presidents who will head the four areas of the newly organized company: Myron McKinney, executive v.p., commercial operations; Virgil Brill, energy supply v.p.; Robert Fancher, finance v.p.; and Tony Stark, general services v.p.
Stone & Webster, Inc. elected Bernard W. Reznicek, a business school dean with 35 years in the utilities industry, to its board of directors. The dean also is a former chairman of Boston Edison Co.
Maripat Blankenheim has joined Wisconsin Electric Power Co. as media relations consultant.
The Washington International Group has hired Richard A. Mazzini, formerly of Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., as senior v.p., responsible for the external positioning practice.
After a 30-year career, George S. Shiflett, president of Peabody Coal Co., has resigned. He is a former chairman of the company and of Eastern Associated Coal Corp., a Peabody Holding subsidiary. Terry L. Bethel is the company's acting president.
The New York Public Service Commission mourns the loss of Commissioner Raymond J. O'Connor, who died September 20. O'Connor was a former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. t
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