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From the July 1, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published July 1, 2013


Brian Carlin
Brian Carlin has been promoted from superintendent to director of utilities of Bryan Municipal Utilities in Ohio. He replaces Steve Casebere, who is retiring. Carlin began working at BMU as a meter reader in 1994. He completed training courses through the utility and worked his way up from apprentice lineworker to top-level lineworker, and was selected to head the electric department in 2007.

Diane Johnson
Diane Johnson, general manager of Waverly Light and Power in Waverly, Iowa, has taken a new position as general manager of Yampa Valley Electric Association, Inc. in Steamboat Springs, Colo., effective Aug. 5. Mike Litterer, assistant general manager and operations manager for Waverly Light and Power, will be serving as interim general manager. Johnson began her career in Colorado, where she worked in a number of executive roles for Colorado Springs Utilities, including human resources, strategic planning, product development, marketing, demand-side management and renewable energy.

John D. Hewa
John D. Hewa has been named chief executive officer of Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc., in Johnson City, Texas, effective July 22. He will replace RB Sloan, who left the cooperative in March. Hewa currently works in Arlington, Va., as vice president of research, engineering and technical services for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. He previously worked as general manager for Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Quincy, Fla.; director of utilities for the city of Manassas, Va.; and director of engineering for the Bristol Tennessee Electric System.

Mike Sullivan has been named general manager of the Hardwick Electric Department in Vermont. He succeeds Eric Werner, who retired at the end of June after 10 years as manager. Sullivan has spent his 25-year career working for Vermont electric utilities. His last five years were with Central Vermont Public Service, which is now Green Mountain Power. Prior to this, he worked for Vermont Electric Cooperative as a transmission and distribution maintenance crew leader. He started his career with the Vermont Electric Division of Citizens Utilities Co., which has since been acquired by Vermont Electric Cooperative.

Eugene L. Nicandri

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reappointment of Eugene L. Nicandri to the board of the New York Power Authority in White Plains, N.Y., has been confirmed by the state Senate. Nicandri has been a trustee since August 2008. From 1985-2004, Nicandri was a judge for the St. Lawrence County Court in New York. He was a partner in the Massena, N.Y., law firm Lavigne & Nicandri from 1966-1985.


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