PRINCETON, N.J.– NRG announced that David Crane is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer of NRG, effective immediately. Mr. Crane has served in this position since 2003.
“During more than 12 years at the helm of NRG, Mr. Crane led the company from emergence from bankruptcy to its current position as leader in the wholesale and retail energy markets,” said Howard E. Cosgrove, Chairman of the NRG Board. “The board thanks Mr. Crane for his leadership that helped transform NRG into the Company it is today.”
Replacing Mr. Crane was Mauricio Gutierrez, who takes over as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gutierrez has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2010 and has been with the Company in various roles since August 2004.
Mr. Crane will assist in the CEO transition through the end of the year.
NRG’s retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.