Thomas L. Fisher, president of NICOR Inc., will become CEO at the company's annual meeting on May 3. He also is expected to become chairman in December, succeeding Richard G. Cline. Fisher, 50, joined NICOR's principal subsidiary, Northern Illinois Gas Co., in 1967, became president and CEO in 1988, and has served in a number of executive positions.
PECO Energy Co. president Corbin A. McNeill, Jr. will assume the additional position of CEO at the company's April 12 annual meeting. Joseph F. Paquette, Jr., current chairman and CEO, will continue as chairman. McNeill, 55, joined PECO Energy in March 1988 as executive v.p., nuclear operations, and became president and COO in 1990. Paquette, 60, plans to retire in 1997, but will continue as a director. William E. Powell, Jr. was elected v.p., support services, for PECO Energy, succeeding Albert J. Solecki, who retired.
California Energy Co. Inc. promoted Thomas R. Mason to president and COO. Mason was senior v.p., operations and engineering.
Peter H. Zamore was named general counsel for Green Mountain Power Corp. He previously served as outside counsel to GMP on regulatory matters. He also served as special counsel to the Vermont Public Service Board.
Washington Public Power Supply System elected Robert Graves, a Benton County Public Utility District commissioner, as president. Beverley Cochrane Fitzgerald, a Franklin County Public Utility District commissioner, was elected v.p.