Electric Power company appointments, July 24

ISO New England ... Metering Technology Corp. ... Excelergy Corp. ... NewEnergy Inc. ... Commodore Gas & Electric Inc. ... Los Angeles Board of Water and Power ... Northern Border Partners LP ... Dominion Resources Inc.. ... KWI. ... USPowerSolutions ... DPL Inc. ... SEMCO Energy Inc....Sierra Pacific Resources


ISO New England, Holyoke, Mass., named Gordon van Welie executive vice-president and chief operating officer. He will join ISO New England by Sept. 1 from Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution Inc., where he was vice-president and general manager of the power systems control division.

Metering Technology Corp., Scotts Valley, Calif., promoted L. Peter Larsson to chief executive officer succeeding former CEO John Heibel, who will continue as executive board chairman. MTC manufactures intelligent meters for commercial and residential applications.

Excelergy Corp., Lexington, Mass., named retired NewEnergy Pres. Michael R. Peevey to its board. Excelergy's products include billing and information systems and business-to-business transaction management solution.

NewEnergy Inc., an AES Corp. unit, named Robert J. Korandovich to head its Columbus, Ohio, retail energy office. Ohio is deregulating its electric industry and will allow consumers to choose suppliers beginning November 2001.

Commodore Gas & Electric Inc., Erie, Pa., has named Mark Butta, vice-president, natural gas marketing in the Youngstown, Ohio, office; Diana M. Sanfilippo, administrative coordinator; Andrew C. Foyle, senior account manager; and Jeffrey Booser, manager, energy distribution systems.

The city of Los Angeles Board of Water and Power commissioners elected Kenneth T. Lombard president succeeding Rick J. Caruso, who will remain as a board member. Lombard is president of John Development/Magic Johnson Theatres and was first appointed to the Los Angeles commission in 1997.

Northern Border Partners LP, Omaha, elected William R. Cordes to succeed retiring Larry DeRoin as chairman and CEO. Cordes most recently served as president of Enron Corp.'s Northern Natural Gas and Transwestern Pipeline companies.

Dominion Resources Inc., Richmond, Va., has elected Thos. E. Capps chairman, president, and CEO succeeding George A. Davidson, who is retiring August 1. Capps has been serving as vice-chairman, president, and CEO of the company.

KWI, London, UK, named Chal Barnwell to run its new Houston office. Barnwell joins KWI from Entergy Inc., where he was vice-president of trading and risk management. KWI supplies risk management software to energy companies.

USPowerSolutions, Cambridge, Mass., elected Bill Southworth, founder of HarvardNet, to the board of directors. Using an internet communications network, USPowerSolutions allows electronic transactions to take place among distribution companies, energy service providers, and others.

Sierra Pacific Resources, Las Vegas, reported Michael R. Niggli, chairman and CEO, resigned to pursue other business opportunities. James R. Donnelley assumed the post of acting chairman; Fred D. Gibson Jr. assumed the post of acting vice-chairman; and Steve Rigazio, president of Nevada Power Co., a unit of Sierra Pacific Resources, was named to the additional post of acting chief operating officer of Sierra Pacific.

DPL Inc., Dayton, Ohio, reported the resignation of R. Michael Lempke, vice-president and chief financial officer. Arthur Meyer, vice-president, and Elizabeth McCarthy, chief accounting officer, were named to succeed him.

SEMCO Energy Inc., Port Huron, Mich., reported Carl W. Porter, president and chief operation officer, has resigned effective July 31 for personal reasons. William L. Johnson, chairman and CEO, will assume the additional duties of president.

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