The Natural Gas Supply Association promoted John H. Sharp and Philip M. Budzik. Sharp, the association's chief lobbyist and counsel since 1988, became vice president, federal and state government affairs, and counsel. Budzik, previously director of research and analysis, was named vice president, federal regulatory affairs and technical analysis.
Bob Wentland joined Coherence Technology Company Inc. as research geophysicist. Wentland also is the manager of product development for CoherentVision(. Wentland's career includes 16 years with Shell Oil Co. in various geophysical roles working on exploration and production projects.
Stephen J. Fabiani was named vice president, retail sales and marketing, of Select Energy Inc., a Northeast Utilities subsidiary that sells energy and energy products and services. Most recently, Fabiani served as vice president of supply and risk management for EnergyVison.
SEMCO ENERGY named Rudolfo D. Cifolelli senior vice president and chief information officer. Cifolelli founded the computer consulting firm, OACIS Inc., and served as its president for the past two years.
Trigen-Boston Energy Corp. promoted Keith S. Obillo to manager of vendor relations. Before his promotion, Obillo served as purchasing manager.
The board of Energen Corp. named Julie Spafford Ryland assistant vice president, investor relations. Ryland joined Energen subsidiary Alabama Gas Corp. in 1985 and, in 1991, was named manager, investor relations, for the holding company.