New Opportunities: FirstEnergy announced that James G. Garanich is named v.p., tax, replacing the retired Gene Sitarz. Garanich was a tax partner with Ernst & Young. Ty R. Pine was hired as state governmental affairs manager for Ohio.
Duke Energy Generation Services appointed Tony Dorazio as senior v.p. for wind development. He helped launch London-based BP Alternative Energy’s wind power business.
Bangor Hydro Electric promoted Gerard Chasse to president and COO from executive v.p. of operations. Robert Hanf, former president and COO, will serve as CEO.
Stevens & Lee announced that Linda R. Evers joined the firm’s energy, regulatory and public utility practice as a shareholder. She was counsel for FirstEnergy Service.