THAINE J. MICHIE, general manager of the Platte River Power authority, was named president of the American Public Power Association. Michie has more than 30 years experience in the electric power industry; he has served on the APPA board since 1990.
Lanny P. Waguespack was chosen to head CMS Gas Transmission and Storage Co.'s new Denver office. He also was named director of business development in the western U.S. for the CMS Energy Corp. unit.
Executives at two subsidiaries of Aquarion Cos. were elected to leadership positions at industry associations. Leendert T. DeJong, vice president and COO of Aquarion Management Services, was elected chair of Connecticut Section American Water Works Association. Charles V. Firlotte, BHC Co. senior vice president and COO, was elected a second-year trustee of the same association. Larry Bingaman, secretary and vice president of corporate relations at BHC, was elected co-chair of the Connecticut Water Works Association.
Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association Inc. has elected Dean Voeks president. Voeks has served as president of Chorus Communications Inc. since 1991, when the company was called Mid-Plains Inc. Robert Hewitt was elected vice president of the association. Hewitt is executive vice president and general manager of Wood County Telephone Co.
South Jersey Industries Inc. has named three vice presidents. Charles Biscieglia will oversee the company's utility operations. David A. Kindlick will manage the company's financial operations. Joseph E. McCullough will direct the SJI's energy market activities. All three have worked for SJI for many years.