Allete announced that Tim Thorp, director of investor relations, has been promoted to vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. Thorp joined the company in April 1978.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Thomas J. Bresnan, CEO of New Horizons Worldwide Inc.; J. Peter Martin, retired founder, president, and CEO of Atlantic Utilities Corp.; and Joseph E. Moore Esq., a partner in the law firm of Williams, Hammond, Moore, Shockley and Harrison LLP. In addition, Ronald B. Bunnell has been named water accounting manager for the corporation's growing water treatment and conditioning business. Most recently, Bunnell was controller for WRS Infrastructure and Environment Inc. Bruce A. Chapman has been hired as general manager of EcoWater of Rochester. EcoWater is a water treatment facility of Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
Thomas W. Elward was elected president and CEO of CMS Energy's CMS Generation Co. He succeeds Rodney E. Boulanger, who retired. Elward has spent his entire career at CMS, joining the company in 1972. CMS also announced that Joseph P. Tomasik has been elected vice president and chief development officer. Previously, Tomasik was vice president of CMS Energy's regional development activities for Africa and the Middle East. He has spent his entire career with CMS, joining the company in 1979.
The Oregon Public Utility Commission announced the selection of John Savage as director of the commission's utility program. Savage has served as the director of the Oregon Office of Energy from 1994 to the present.