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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 ..

Dexheimer Appointed to ASCE Board of Directors

Heidi Dexheimer, project director in Atkins’ Henderson, Nevada, office, has been appointed to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) Board of Governors. UESI is ASCE’s newest institute, focused on encouraging worldwide excellence in plannin..

Michael Baker International Makes Leadership Change

Michael Baker International today announced the promotion of Michael J. Conaboy, P.E., to Regional Director for the firm’s West Region, succeeding Anna Lantin, P.E., who will transition to the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Business Development, where she will support Conaboy in ..

11-Year-Old Honored for Lead Detection Invention

3M and Discovery Education have named 11-year-old Gitanjali Rao from Lone Tree, Colo. the winner of the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Gitanjali is working to develop Tethys, a sensor-based device that can detect lead in water faster than other current techniques. ..

Man Dies While Working in Sewer Line Outside Chicago

STREAMWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Gurnee man as the worker who died in a suburban Chicago sewer line. The Cook County medical examiner says 22-year-old Brett Morrow died in the accident in Streamwood, about 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) northwest of Chicago. Firefighters worked ro..

Utility Worker Cleaning Storm Debris in North Carolina Dies

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says a utility worker has been killed after cutting a tree which had fallen on a power line following a severe storm. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman told local media outlets that 31-year-old Brian Keith Wilmoth was cutting the tree Wednesday..

Geospatial Corporation Makes Leadership Change

Geospatial Corporation has named Rob Brook to the company’s executive management team.  Brook, who will serve as Team Lead GeoUnderground is a former Senior Director – Gas Infrastructure for Pacific Gas & Electric and he served as the Global Pipeline and Gas Utilities Industry Manager for ESRI. ..

Pressman Joins Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board

Barry D. Pressman was seated today as the city of Beverly Hills’ representative on the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Pressman replaces Robert Wunderlich, who had served on the board since July 2007. A professor and chair of the Department of Imaging ..

Authorities ID Victims in Western Michigan Trench Collapse

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man killed in a trench collapse in western Michigan and say the man who was rescued was his father. Wyoming firefighters said Tuesday the collapse killed 30-year-old Christopher James Godfrey, who was completely buried by dirt. Firefighters res..