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.