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TransCanada makes changes to executive team

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 1 -- TransCanada Corp. has appointed Russ Girling president, pipelines, a new position. He has been executive vice-president, corporate development and chief financial officer.

He will oversee TransCanada's regulated businesses, including its gas and oil pipelines in Canada, the US, and Mexico, replacing TC Pipelines LP Pres. and Chief Executive Ron Turner, who will leave the company after 24 years of service.

Separately, Alex Pourbaix, executive vice-president, power, has been appointed TransCanada's president of energy. Pourbaix will be responsible for the firm's nonregulated businesses, including power, gas storage, and LNG.

Greg Lohnes has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer. Prior to his appointment, Lohnes served since 2000 as president and chief executive of Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co., which is 50% owned by TransCanada.


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