Utilities and associations
Matthew C. Cordaro has resigned as president and CEO of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Inc. (MISO). James P. Torgerson, vice president and chief financial officer, will succeed as president and CEO. Torgerson has served as MISO’s vice president and chief financial officer since October 1999. Before coming to MISO, he was vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of DPL Inc. and its subsidiary Dayton Power and Light Co.
William Mahoney has been named president and CEO of Excelergy Corp. Mahoney will also join Excelergy’s board of directors.
PECO Energy and Unicom Corp. announced that-effective upon the completion of their merger-Michael J. Egan, senior vice president and chief financial officer of PECO Energy, will be appointed executive vice president of Exelon Corp. and president and CEO of Exelon Enterprises.
PECO Energy and Unicom also announced that Paul A. Elbert, executive vice president and president and CEO of Unicom, who had been designated as the president and CEO of Exelon Enterprises, has resigned to pursue other interests.
Pamela B. Strobel, executive vice president of Unicom Corp., will become executive vice president of Exelon Corp. and president of Exelon Energy Delivery, the holding company for Exelon Corp.’s energy delivery businesses.
PacifiCorp announced that Judi Johansen, former administrator and CEO of the Bonneville Power Administration, has been appointed as executive vice president of regulation and external affairs.
John A. Mazzone has been promoted to vice president of maintenance services for AEP Pro Serv SM Inc., a subsidiary of American Electric Power. Mazzone was most recently general manager at AEP’s Picway Plant in Lockbourne. He joined AEP in 1984 as a performance engineer.
Dynegy has named Jeff McParland senior vice president of finance. McParland joins Dynegy from PG&E Gas Transmission, where he served as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. The company has also named Andrea Lang vice president of human resources. Patricia Eckert and Jerry Johnson have joined Dynegy’s board of directors. Eckert formerly served as president of California Public Utilities Commission; Johnson is executive vice president of Safeguard Scientifics.
Peabody Group announced that Mark N. Schroeder has been named vice president of finance and group controller. Schroeder joined Peabody from Falcon Products Inc. in St. Louis, where he also served as controller.
Apogee Networks, a provider of content and IP rating as well as billing and settlement solutions, named Kristen Robinson vice president of client services. Robinson was vice president of client services for the northern American enterprise division at Global Crossing.
USPower Solutions, a provider of client-driven solutions for the deregulated marketplace, appointed Diana M. Bolick as the company’s new vice president of marketing. Prior to joining USPowerSolutions, Bolick was the director of market development for Excelergy Corp.
Lawrence M. Sanders has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for H Power Corp., a fuel cell development company. Sanders comes to H Power from ToCAD America, a manufacturer of custom battery packs.
American Superconductor Corp. has elected Clayton M. Christensen as the ninth member of its board of directors. Christensen has been a professor at Harvard Business School since 1992. They also named Eric Snitgen general manager of the company’s high temperature superconductor technologies business unit. Snitgen worked for Hendrix Wire and Cable Inc., where he was vice president and general manager for overhead power transmission and distribution products.
Williams announced that Patricia Higgins has resigned from its board of directors. Higgins cited a job change as the reason for her decision. She joined the Williams board in connection with its acquisition of Transco Energy Co. in 1995.
TradeWell Systems, a Houston-based company specializing in Internet-based systems integration and consulting services, announced that Patrick Reames, previously vice president with Altra Technologies, has joined their management team as vice president of client services.
Consultants and analysts
W. Don Dotson has joined Scientific Applications International Corp. as project manager of IT development serving the Entergy Transition to Completion project in New Orleans. Prior to joining Scientific Applications, Dotson served as manager of nuclear safety for the U.S. Enrichment Corp. n