Michael I. German has been elected president and COO of New York
State Electric & Gas based in Ithaca, NY. German joined NYSEG
in 1994 as senior vice president of the company's Gas Business
Unit. Prior to that he was senior vice president of the American
Gas Association in Washington. NYSEG is the primary subsidiary of
Energy East Corp., which offered to buy Connecticut Energy Corp.
for $617 million last Friday.
Tom Brown Inc., Midland, TX, has hired Jim Lightner to be
president of the company. He will join the company in its Denver
office immediately. Lightner most recently was vice president and
general mangers of the Denver office of Enron Oil and Gas. The
company's former president, Bill Granberry elected to not relocate
to Denver as part of the corporate headquarters relocation and has
resigned effective May 31.
Coastal Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, has announced three
promotions. Gregory W. Hutson is senior vice president, responsible
for all worldwide land and oil and gas marketing activities of this
Coastal Corp. subsidiary. John T. Elzner is vice president onshore
land and Jon Nelsen is director of land business development
focusing on acquisitions and divestitures. All three joined Coastal
in the early '80s.
The Gas Research Institute has promoted two executives. William
M. Burnett, who has been with GRI since 1978, has moved up from his
most recent position as vice president and general manager to
executive vice president. Raymond G. Giese, who joined GRI last
year, has been named vice president of marketing and sales.
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