Duke Energy Power Services (DEPS) named David L. Rehn president
and chief executive officer. Rehn first joined Duke Power's design
engineering department in 1975. As an engineering project manager
in the mid-1980s, he was instrumental in the development of the Bad
Creek Hydroelectric Station. He replaces Paula Rosput, who departed
to become president and COO of Atlanta Gas Light Co.
Bay State Gas Co. directors elected Jeffrey W. Yundt president,
effective immediately. He will also continue to serve as executive
vice president and COO for Energy Services at NIPSCO Industries of
Merrillville, ID, as well as maintain responsibility for corporate
gas supply and regulated energy assets at NIPSCO. On May 27, Bay
State shareholders approved a merger with NIPSCO Industries, which
is expected to close in late 1998. Roger A. Young, formerly
chairman and co-CEO at Bay State, becomes chairman and CEO for the
company. Yundt replaces Joel L. Singer, former president and co-CEO
of Bay State, who announced his resignation Sept. 18.
PG&E Energy Trading-Gas Corp. announced the appointment of
Michael E. Flinn to the post of executive vice president and COO
with responsibility for the company's gas and power trading
operations. He will report to PG&E Energy Trading President and
CEO, Lyn Maddox. Flinn joins PG&E Energy trading from Dynegy
Inc. where his most recent position was senior vice president, risk
management, product development, strategic planning and retail
pricing. Prior to joining Dynegy in 1992, Flinn held posts at Enron
Capital & Trade, LLC and Transco Energy Co. He holds a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Business and a Master of Business Administration,
both from the University of Houston.
Western Resources announced the retirement of Steven L. Kitchen,
executive vice president and chief financial officer effective at
the end of the month. Kitchen joined the company in 1964 and has
had a variety of roles in the company's finance and accounting
divisions culminating in his current position. In moves related to
Kitchen's retirement, effective Oct. 1, William B. Moore, vice
president electric distribution, will serve as acting executive
vice president and chief financial officer. Moore also will
continue to serve as chairman of the board of KGE through the end
of the year. Annette Beck, director of customer service operations,
will serve as president of KGE in addition to her current duties.
Rita A. Sharpe, president, Westar Energy, will assume Moore's
responsibilities as head of shared services.
Houston Industries Trading and Transportation Group (HITTG)
announced the appointment of Karen D. Wheatley as director of
eastern origination for NorAm Energy Services, the company's
wholesale energy marketing division. Reporting to Vice President of
Energy Origination Dan Tipton, Wheatley will primarily be
responsible for expanding NES' long-term gas marketing business in
the eastern United States. Prior to joining NES, she was employed
by Dynegy Marketing and Trade as director of asset management.
Wheatley brings more than 15 years of experience in wholesale and
retail energy to NES.
Washington Gas Light Co. directors elected Frederic M. Kline
chief financial officer and Beverly J. Burke vice president and
assistant general counsel effective Oct. 1. Kline joined Washington
Gas in 1978 after working for Arthur Andersen. Burke joined the
office of general counsel in 1992 after several years working as an
attorney for the District of Columbia.
Cascade Natural Gas Corp. announced the retirement of Ralph E.
Boyd, president and chief operating officer. Boyd will retire at
the end of this month after thirty-three years with the company.
Boyd began his career with Cascade in 1965 after serving with the
United States Marine Corps and graduating from the University of
Washington with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1969 he was
promoted to Chief Engineer, in 1988 he became Vice President of
Operations and Chief Operating Officer, and in 1995 he was named
President and Chief Operating Officer.