Duke Energy Power Services (DEPS) named David L. Rehn presidentand chief executive officer. Rehn first joined Duke Power’s designengineering department in 1975. As an engineering project managerin the mid-1980s, he was instrumental in the development of the BadCreek Hydroelectric Station. He replaces Paula Rosput, who departedto 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 executivevice president and COO for Energy Services at NIPSCO Industries ofMerrillville, ID, as well as maintain responsibility for corporategas supply and regulated energy assets at NIPSCO. On May 27, BayState shareholders approved a merger with NIPSCO Industries, whichis expected to close in late 1998. Roger A. Young, formerlychairman and co-CEO at Bay State, becomes chairman and CEO for thecompany. Yundt replaces Joel L. Singer, former president and co-CEOof Bay State, who announced his resignation Sept. 18.
PG&E Energy Trading-Gas Corp. announced the appointment ofMichael E. Flinn to the post of executive vice president and COOwith responsibility for the company’s gas and power tradingoperations. He will report to PG&E Energy Trading President andCEO, Lyn Maddox. Flinn joins PG&E Energy trading from DynegyInc. where his most recent position was senior vice president, riskmanagement, product development, strategic planning and retailpricing. Prior to joining Dynegy in 1992, Flinn held posts at EnronCapital & Trade, LLC and Transco Energy Co. He holds a Bachelorof 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 atthe end of the month. Kitchen joined the company in 1964 and hashad a variety of roles in the company’s finance and accountingdivisions culminating in his current position. In moves related toKitchen’s retirement, effective Oct. 1, William B. Moore, vicepresident electric distribution, will serve as acting executivevice president and chief financial officer. Moore also willcontinue to serve as chairman of the board of KGE through the endof 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’sresponsibilities as head of shared services.
Houston Industries Trading and Transportation Group (HITTG)announced the appointment of Karen D. Wheatley as director ofeastern origination for NorAm Energy Services, the company’swholesale energy marketing division. Reporting to Vice President ofEnergy Origination Dan Tipton, Wheatley will primarily beresponsible for expanding NES’ long-term gas marketing business inthe eastern United States. Prior to joining NES, she was employedby Dynegy Marketing and Trade as director of asset management.Wheatley brings more than 15 years of experience in wholesale andretail energy to NES.
Washington Gas Light Co. directors elected Frederic M. Klinechief financial officer and Beverly J. Burke vice president andassistant general counsel effective Oct. 1. Kline joined WashingtonGas in 1978 after working for Arthur Andersen. Burke joined theoffice of general counsel in 1992 after several years working as anattorney for the District of Columbia.
Cascade Natural Gas Corp. announced the retirement of Ralph E.Boyd, president and chief operating officer. Boyd will retire atthe end of this month after thirty-three years with the company.Boyd began his career with Cascade in 1965 after serving with theUnited States Marine Corps and graduating from the University ofWashington with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1969 he waspromoted to Chief Engineer, in 1988 he became Vice President ofOperations and Chief Operating Officer, and in 1995 he was namedPresident and Chief Operating Officer.
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