CPS Energy' COO Appointed Co-Chair of Puerto Rico's Transformation Advisory Council

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) announced today that CPS Energy’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Cris Eugster, has been appointed co-chair of the Transformation Advisory Council (TAC). The TAC, comprised of 11 executive leaders from the public power and investor owned utility sec..

New Jersey American Water Names Shroba Vice President of Operations

New Jersey American Water has announced that Thomas Shroba has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. Shroba is replacing Kevin Kirwan, who was recently promoted to Vice President of Operational Excellence for American Water. “Tom has the experience, determination and vision to lead our ope..

Hearing Postponed for Regulator Charged in Flint Water Crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A hearing has been postponed for a state employee charged in the Flint water scandal who was to return to court for a possible plea deal with the attorney general’s office. The Flint Journal reports that a notice from Genesee District Court says Tuesday’s hearing for Adam ..

Seaborn Networks Makes Leadership Changes

Seaborn Networks has added Wilson Otero and Kris Alexander to its board of advisors, and Chris Eldredge and Pete Hayes to the board of directors of Seabras Group, LLC. Seabras is the underlying owner of Seabras-1 between New York—São Paulo and is co-owned by Seaborn and Partners Group, a global pri..

INGAA Announces Leadership Changes

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) today announced the retirement of Terry Boss, senior vice president of environment, safety and operations, after a distinguished 33-year career in the pipeline industry, including 23 years with INGAA. Boss, who has led INGAA’s efforts on pip..

FERC Officially Has New Chairman

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today swore in Kevin J. McIntyre as chairman. McIntyre was nominated to the commission by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, 2017. Previously, McIntyre was the co-leader of the global Energy Practice a..

ACWA Elects New President

Members of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today announced the election of Brent Hastey, chairman of the Yuba County Water District, to a two-year term as president of the statewide association. Steven LaMar, a director for Irvine Ranch Water District, was elected vice president...

New Commissioner Sworn in at FERC

On Nov. 29, 2017, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) swore in Richard Glick as Commissioner. Glick was nominated by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, 2017. Before to joining the commission, Glick was general counsel for the Democrats o..

INTREN Promotes Hughes to Regional Vice President

INTREN LLC has promoted Sean Hughes, the company’s ComEd Account Manager, to Regional Vice President, Central Region, and will be reporting directly to President Lance Rosenmayer, effective immediately. “Sean brings years of operating experience and a deep commitment to our customers to this role,”..

Idaho Commerce Department Director to Join Utility

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Department of Commerce Director Megan Ronk is stepping down to take a job with Idaho Power after nearly two years of leading the commerce department. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced Monday that the department’s chief operating officer, Bobbi-Jo Meuleman, will take ..

Aegion Announces Leadership Changes

Aegion Corporation today announced that, effective Nov. 18, 2017, David A. Martin has resigned his positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and David F. Morris has been appointed as the company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Following more than 20 years of dedicated ser..

Avanti International Names New President, Director

Avanti International announced Frank Aguilar has been appointed President, and Angela Magill, widow of founder David Magill, has been elected Director, effective Nov. 8, 2017. In their new roles, Aguilar and Magill will work together to achieve strategic operational goals, utilize proper resource al..

Two American Water Executives Honored

American Water today announced that two of its executives were honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Chief Operating Officer Walter Lynch was named a Veteran of Influence, while Deborah Degillio, president of American Water’s market-based business, was among a group of honorees recognized as..

GridLiance Makes Leadership Changes, Moves Headquarters

GridLiance today announced that J. Calvin Crowder has been named President & CEO and Alison Zimlich has been named Chief Financial Officer. Crowder brings 25 years of electric utility industry experience to GridLiance, including expertise developing long-term transmission expansion, regulatory and ..

New York Accepting Nominations for Public Service Award

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that nominations are now being accepted for the Empire Star Public Service Award, a $5,000 professional development scholarship program for state employees. Nominations are being accepted for those who have distinguished themselves through their dedication..

EQT Appoints New Directors

EQT Corporation today announced it has has appointed Thomas F. Karam and Norman J. Szydlowski to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Karam has served as a senior executive and entrepreneur in the midstream energy sector for more than 25 years. He is the founder and Chairman of ..

Firm Opposes Subpoena in Bribery Case Against Ex-Regulator

PHOENIX (AP) – A water company whose owner is charged with bribing a former Arizona utility regulator is opposing a subpoena that orders the Corporation Commission to turn over records as part of the criminal case. Lawyers for Johnson Utilities say the records are related to its rate case before th..

Emera Announces Board Appointment

Emera Inc. today announced the appointment of Kent Harvey to Emera’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Harvey is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience at PG&E Corporation. After 33 years in progressively senior roles, he retired as Chief Financial Officer for PG&E..

American Water Names Brig. Gen. David Turner President of Military Services Group

American Water today named Brig. Gen. David Turner (retired) as the new president of the company’s Military Services Group (MSG), effective Nov. 20. Gen. Turner will replace Todd Duerr, who is leaving the business effective Jan. 1, 2018. “Todd has been a valued leader for the Military Services Grou..

Four Senior Leaders Join Navigant’s Global Energy Practice

Navigant Consulting, Inc. today announced four senior-level industry experts have joined the company’s growing global Energy practice. The four experts joining Navigant’s global Energy practice are: Mike Bianco, Managing Director, Austin, Texas Bianco brings 26 years of experience in leading infor..

O’Leary Named President of PCT International

PCT International, Inc. today announced Adrian O’Leary has been named President, effective immediately. As President, O’Leary will be responsible for managing the company’s global business. He will report directly to Steve Youtsey, PCT International CEO and Founder. Before joining PCT International..

Emera Makes Leadership Change

Emera Inc. today announced that Nancy Tower will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tampa Electric upon Gordon Gillette’s retirement on Nov. 30. “Gordon has played a key role in integrating Tampa Electric into the Emera group of companies, and he is leaving the organization well po..

Brian Nessen Joins Gulf Publishing Company as Group Publisher for Pipelines and Infrastructure Group

Brian Nessen, an experienced business-to-business media and trade show executive, has joined Gulf Publishing Company as Group Publisher. Nessen will manage a group that includes Pipeline & Gas Journal, Underground Construction, Underground Construction Technology conference and exhibition, and the P..

EPA Head Names Oil and Gas, Utility Executives to Science Advisory Boards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has named a slate of new members to federal science advisory boards, including several who work for chemical and fossil-fuel interests. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced his appointments Friday, after saying he would block sci..

Senate Confirms McIntyre, Glick to FERC

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). McIntyre will serve as Chairman. McIntyre, co-leader of the global Energy Practice at the law firm Jones Day, will serve out the remainder of a term that ends J..

Utility Settles Lawsuit with Former Manager out of Court

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts municipal power company has settled a lawsuit brought by a former manager who claimed he was owed more than $600,000 in wages and benefits. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that Wayne Doerpholz, former manager of the South Hadley Electric Light Co., dec..

INTREN Appoints New Regional Vice President

INTREN has appointed Keith Garvey as Regional Vice President of Business Development, East Coast, effective immediately. In this role, Garvey will be responsible for providing innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of INTREN’s electric and gas customers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jerse..

PG&E Appoints New Vice President for Power Generation

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has appointed Jon Franke as its vice president, Power Generation, effective Nov. 1. Franke, who currently serves as vice president, Generation Technical Services, will now lead PG&E’s Power Generation organization as vice president, Power Generation, with res..

Iroquois Pipeline President Jeff Bruner Elected Chairman of INGAA's Board of Directors

The board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America has elected Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company (IPOC) President Jeffrey Bruner as chairman of the INGAA board of directors for a one‐year term, effective immediately. “As the chairman of INGAA, Jeff will lead our industry’..

Dr. Peter J. Winzer Honored for Advancements in Fiber Optic Technology

The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society today announced that Peter J. Winzer of Nokia Bell Labs, USA, is the recipient of the 2018 John Tyndall Award. The award, one of the top honors in the fiber optics community, will be presented at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and ..