New Opportunities: Xcel Energy announced that David L. Eves, president and CEO of Xcel subsidiary Southwestern Public Service (SPS), is the new president and CEO of Public Service Co. of Colorado (PSCo), also a subsidiary. Eves replaced Tim Taylor, president and CEO of PSCo, who retired Dec. 31, 2009. Riley Hill, formerly COO of SPS, succeeded Eves as president and CEO of SPS.
Reliant Energy appointed Tom Gros as senior v.p. of sales. He was managing director of strategic solutions for Tradition Energy.
CH Energy Group promoted James P. Laurito to executive v.p. of the holding company and its subsidiary, Central Hudson Gas & Electric. He succeeded Carl E. Meyer who retired Dec. 31, 2009.
Oncor Electric Delivery promoted Charles Jenkins to COO. Rob Trimble, previously Oncor’s president and COO, will remain president until his retirement on April 1, 2010.
Alliant Energy appointed Kay Pashos as v.p. of regulatory affairs and deputy general counsel.
Elster Group appointed Simon Beresford-Wylie as CEO. He was CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks and a member of the Nokia Group executive board.