June 10, 2010 — Tim Riordan has been named vice president – Engineering Services for American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), effective July 1. Riordan will be responsible for all aspects of mechanical, civil and electrical engineering, design and development for the AEP generating fleet. He succeeds Mark Gray, who is retiring from the company June 30.
Riordan has worked his entire career at AEP. He has been director – Mechanical Engineering & Design since 2009. He previously served as division manager – Engineering Services. From 2005 through 2008, Riordan was manager of New Generation and Design, responsible for engineering execution for the John W. Turk Jr. Power Plant in Arkansas. He joined AEP in 1987 at the Rockport Plant in Indiana and has held various engineering and supervisory positions at AEP in maintenance, operations and performance. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.