Personnel Changes and Promotions
Texas Utilities Co. announced that Derek Bonham was named to its board of directors. Bonham is filling the vacancy created by the recent death of Bayard Friedman.
Harvey Padewer has been named group president of the Energy Services unit of Duke Energy. Prior to joining Duke, Padewer was Utilicorp Energy Group`s senior vice president and general manager. In his new role, Padewer will be based at Duke Energy`s Houston offices. Duke Energy has also named Richard McGee, a partner with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins, vice president and general counsel of the Energy Services group.
Conectiv announced that John van Roden, Jr. is its new senior vice president and CFO. Prior to joining Conectiv, van Roden was Lukens Inc.`s chief financial officer. Barbara Graham, who has held the CFO position since 1992, will move to the newly created position of Shared Services` senior vice president.
Keith Sandberg has been promoted to software applications manager at Metretek Inc., a manufacturer of automated meter reading systems for the gas utility industry.
UtiliCorp United named Charles K. Dempster a senior vice president and chairman and CEO of Aquila Energy. Dempster has served the past three years as UtiliCorp U.K. Inc. chairman.
ISO New England selected Philip J. Pellegrino as its new president and CEO, effective upon Robert E. Charpentier`s retirement Jan. 31. Pellegrino`s most recent position was senior vice president of New York Power Authority`s transmission business unit.