AT Washington Water Power, Bobby Schmidt was appointed director of the company, and Paul A. Redmond announced his retirement as chair and CEO. Redmond started with the company in 1965. Previously, Schmidt worked as an independent trader in Chicago.
MDU Resources Group Inc. has promoted Martin A. White from senior vice president, corporate development to president and CEO. White, who has been with the company since 1991, will replace retiring president H.J. Mellen Jr.
Robert L. Goocher was promoted to president of AGL Resources Service Co. from executive vice president and COO. Goocher began his career with AGL in 1972 as a junior accountant.
The oil and gas exploration production unit of CMS Energy Corp., CMS NOMECO Oil & Gas Co., has elected Robert C. Olson as vice president of exploration and Bradley W. Fischer as vice president of operations for the Western Hemisphere. Olson joins CMS from ARCO where he managed exploration, while Fischer previously served as senior vice president of Blazer Energy.
Atlanta Gas Light Co. has elected Thomas H. Benson president. Benson has worked for the company since 1970, most recently serving as executive vice president and COO.
At Green Mountain Power Corp., Christopher L. Dutton was named president and COO, replacing Douglas G. Hyde. Dutton has acted as CFO of Green Mountain since 1995. Hyde has accepted the position of president of the newly formed Green Mountain Energy Resources LLC, a national retail energy marketing company.