New Opportunities: Kinder Morgan Inc. named Steve Kean executive vice president and COO. Prior to assuming his current duties, Kean served as executive vice president of operations. Garner Dotson was named vice president, internal audit. Dotson joined Kinder Morgan in 2002. Larry Pierce was named vice president, corporate communications. Pierce has been with Kinder Morgan since 1998.
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. completed the purchase of PacifiCorp from ScottishPower and announced new staffing. The company has been organized into three business units. PacifiCorp, the corporate parent of PacifiCorp Energy, Pacific Power, and Rocky Mountain Power, will be led by Greg Abel, who has been named chairman and CEO of the company. Bill Fehrman, recently hired as senior vice president for MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., was named president of PacifiCorp Energy. Prior to joining MidAmerican, Fehrman was president and CEO of Nebraska Public Power District. Stan Watters, currently senior vice president for PacifiCorp’s commercial and trading group, was named president of Pacific Power. Richard Walje was named president of Rocky Mountain Power and will remain president of Utah Power.