THE board of trustees for Con Edison named James P. O'Brien general auditor. O'Brien joined Con Edison in 1972 after serving in the U.S. Navy. He will replace Lawrence F. Travaglia who is retiring.
Consolidated Natural Gas Co. named Elena C. Mola vice president, Latin America/Europe, of its subsidiary CNG International.
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution named David Johnson vice president of its distribution automation division.
The Energen board of directors announced two promotions. John Richardson was named a vice president of acquisitions and engineering and Paula Rushing was named a vice president of finance.
Pacific Enterprises chose Neal E. Schmale to be its executive vice president and CFO. Schmale will oversee the company's finance and planning department. Schmale, formerly CFO for UNOCAL Corp., fills the position left vacant since the departure of former CFO Larry Dagley.
Robert B. Ryan was promoted to plant manager for CMS Energy's Filer City Station near Manistee, Mich. Ryan will be responsible for all activities involving the 60-megawatt coal-fueled independent power plant. Previously, he was business manager at the coal-fueled Jorf Lasar independent power plant.
Robert Y. Hirasuna was chosen special counsel for policy in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Before joining the FERC, Hirasuna was with the law firm of Cohen & Cohen.
Gary L. Rainwater was elected president and CEO of Central Illinois Public Service Co. Rainwater will replace the retiring Clifford L. Greenwalt. Rainwater joined CIPS and CIPSCO as elected executive vice president in January 1997.