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Utilities and Other Industries – 18 Open CEO Roles and 46 CEO Appointments Featured

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Compilation of Open CEO Roles and Placements in the Utilities and Other Industries in the 45 days ended October 26, 2015
PREPARED BY: Vell Executive Search
DATE: September 11 to October 26, 2015

Utilities Industry - CEOs Wanted 

Tauron Polska Energia Spolka Akcyjna
Poland 
$4.9B  
October 2015
Tauron Polska Energia energy group has a completely new managing board, as two members handed in their resignation, while CEO Dariusz Lubera and his two deputies - Aleksander Grad and Katarzyna Rozenfeld - were dismissed by the supervisory board.
City Public Service of San Antonio
Texas
$2.54B
September 2015
The board of CPS Energy appointed CFO Paula Gold-Williams as interim CEO of the company. The appointment is effective Nov. 1, 2015. Gold-Williams will succeed outgoing CEO Doyle Beneby, who resigned after holding the executive position with the company for five years.
C&G Environmental Protection
Kowloon
$35.8M
September 2015
The Board of Directors of C&G Environmental Protection Holdings Limited appointed Mr. Lam Chi k Tsan as an Executive Director of the company with effect from 25 September 2015. Mr. Lam will also be appointed as the Acting Executive Chairman and Acting Group CEO with effect from 25 September 201 5. He will be assuming the duties and responsibilities of Mr. Lin Yan, the Executive Chairman and Group CEO, who remains hospitalized in a coma after suffering a severe stroke. The company shall make further announcement on Mr. Lin's condition as appropriate.
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines 
Pakistan
NA
September 2015
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines  announced that the board of directors of the company at its meeting held on September 16, 2015, has accepted the resignation of Mr. Mohammad Arif Hameed as CEO /Managing Director of the company with effect from September 16, 2015. The board of directors has assigned the work of Managing Director to Mrs. Uzma Adil Khan, CFO.
Long Island Power Authority
New York
NA
August 2015
CEO John McMahon prepares to leave the authority. His replacement has not yet been hired.
Ausgrid          
New South Wales        
NA       
October 2015
Networks NSW Chairman Roger Massy-Greene announced the retirement of Networks NSW CEO Vince Graham on December 31, 2015 after 47 years of service to the people of NSW. Mr. Massy-Greene said that following Mr. Graham's retirement, the current Deputy CEOs at Ausgrid, Mr. Trevor Armstrong, and Endeavour Energy, Mr. Rod Howard, will be appointed as Acting CEOs pending the finalisation of the NSW Government's lease transaction.
Essential Energy       
New South Wales        
NA       
October 2015
Essential Energy announced that a recruitment process is underway for the role of CEO at Essential Energy, which is not subject to a lease transaction. Current Deputy CEO, Mr. Gary Humphreys will be Acting CEO until a permanent appointment is made.
Sasan Power Limited           
India   
NA       
October 2015
Sasan Power Limited announced the cessation of Shri Rao as CEO of the company.
 
Utilities Industry - CEOs Appointed 
 
Eskom Holdings SOC Limited
Gauteng
$12.27B
September 2015
Eskom announced the appointments of Brian Molefe as Eskom CEO. Molefe has been the acting CEO since April, when he was drafted in from the state rail freight firm Transnet.
Public Joint-Stock Company Federal Hydro-Generating Company - RusHydro
Krasnoyarsky kray
$6.3B
September 2015
The board of directors at RusHydro elected Nikolai Shulginov, former first deputy head of System Operator, as the company's new CEO. Shulginov replaces Yevgeny Dod, who resigned of his own accord.
E.ON Kernkraft GmbH
Lower Saxony
$3.64B
September 2015
The Supervisory Board of E.ON Kernkraft GmbH appointed Guido Knott as member of the company's Board of Management with effect from 15 November 2015, and as its CEO with effect from 1 January 2016. Guido Knott has been Head of Political Affairs and Corporate Communications at E.ON SE since 2010.
K-Electric
Pakistan
$1.87B
October 2015
K-Electric Limited appointed Muhammad Tayyab Tareen as CEO. The effective date is October 16, 2015.
Reliance Power
Maharashtra
$1.25B
October 2015
Reliance Power announced that the Board of Directors at their meeting held October 13, 2015, has appointed N. Venugopala Rao as the CEO of the company. Rao was most recently the CEO of Reliance Power's subsidiary Sasan Power Ltd.
Eletrobras Termonuclear
Rio de Janeiro
$724.9M
September 2015
The Board of Directors of Eletrobras Termonuclear SA elected Mr. Pedro José Diniz Figueiredo, Chief Operations and Comercialization Officer and acting CEO, as CEO of Eletronuclear for the remaining term mandate.
PJM Interconnection
Pennsylvania
$281.8M
October 2015
PJM Interconnection appointed Andrew L. Ott as new president and CEO after a six-month transition working closely with retiring CEO Terry Boston. Boston will serve as CEO emeritus until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2015.
Arise AB
Sweden
$32.6M
October 2015
The board of directors of Arise AB has appointed Daniel Johansson as the company’s new CEO. Daniel has previously been a State Secretary in the Alliance government, and has worked in the past in the finance industry.
Plasco Energy Group
Ontario
$21.8M
September 2015
Plasco Energy Group announced that it has been acquired by RMB Advisory Services  of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a company owned by Roderick M. Bryden. Mr. Bryden is the sole Director of Plasco, and has been appointed as Chairman and CEO, a position previously held by Mr. Bryden from the Company's formation in 2005 until January 2014.
Globeleq
Texas
$1.4M
September 2015
Globeleq appointed a new Chairman, CEO and other board positions. Henry Aszklar, an energy industry expert with over 20 years of experience, has been appointed CEO of the company. He has specialized in energy investments in emerging markets, including the development, acquisition and financing of IPP projects in Africa, Latin America and the US.
Connexus Energy
Minnesota
NA
October 2015
Connexus Energy has appointed Greg Ridderbusch as its new CEO. Ridderbusch has extensive electric utility experience. He joined Great River Energy in 2005 as VP of business development and strategy.
New Generation Power
Illinois
NA
September 2015
New Generation Power International named Doyle N. Beneby Jr., a utility and power industry veteran, as CEO, effective October 1, 2015. Since August 2010, Beneby has been CEO and President of CPS Energy in San.
 
Other Industries - CEOs Wanted 
 
The Cummins Foundation
Indiana
NA       
October 2015
Cummins announced that Mark Levett, VP of Corporate Responsibility and CEO of the Cummins Foundation, will retire November 30, 2015 after serving in a variety of key leadership positions during his 42 years with the company.
JDF Explorations
British Columbia          
NA       
September 2015
On September 22, 2015, JDF’s CEO, CFO, and Director Randy Schuller died of natural causes. The Board is currently seeking a replacement for the Board position and will announce the replacement shortly; in the interim Mr. Derick Sinclair has been appointed the Interim CEO, CFO and President until such time as the positions can be filled.
National Social Security Authority       
Zimbabwe       
NA       
October 2015
The entire top management team at the National Social Security Authority (NSSA), including CEO James Matiza, has been fired on allegations of gross incompetence and the abuse of funds. The dismissal were part of a "major restructuring" exercise being implemented by the authority's new board. Fired with Matiza were investment director, Shadreck Vera, finance director Patrick Mupani, corporate services director, Tendai Mafunda, and ICT director, Bright Chidyagwai. Chairman Robin Vela, said a member of the board would replace Matiza on an interim basis. Directors were accused of allocating themselves stands at NSSA housing projects for free, giving themselves interest free loans.
RenoNASparks Convention & Visitors Authority, Nevada    
Nevada
NA       
October 2015
Chris Baum was fired as president/CEO of the RenoNASparks Convention & Visitors Authority. On a 5NA2 vote, the board terminated Baum, in the first year of a threeNAyear renewed contract, without cause. The action came nearly four years after he was hired to run the region's top tourism agency and its $34 million annual budget following a tumultuous yearNAlong search. An interim CEO is expected to be named next week.
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau           
Florida 
NA       
October 2015
Nicki Grossman, the CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, plans to retire on June 1, 2016, after twentyNAone years with the agency.
P. R. Secretarial Services
Sri Lanka         
NA       
October 2015
P. R. Secretarial Services Pvt. announced that Mr. Deshabandhu Lankaputhra Mohan Ratwatte resigned as the CEO of the company with effect from October 12, 2015.
National Skill Development Corporation   
India   
NA       
October 2015
National Skill Development Corporation CEO Dilip Chenoy and COO Atul Bhatnagar have quit their posts following rising differences with the skill development ministry. The resignations have been forwarded to the skill development minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy for acceptance. The resignation follows a tussle between the skill development ministry and NSDC on who will hold the pilot position on Centre's skill development agenda. Chenoy was appointed by the UPA government to run the NSDC.
National Association Of Insurance Commissioners         
New York         
NA       
October 2015
Senator Ben Nelson announced that he will not renew his contract as CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).  Senator Nelson was hired as NAIC CEO in January 2013.
CrossAmerica
Pennsylvania   
NA       
October 2015
On and effective as of October 7, 2015, Stephan F. Motz, member of the board of directors of CrossAmerica GP LLC, resigned in his capacity as director as part of a management rotation. on October 1, 2015, Joseph V. Topper, Jr. retired as the CEO. Mr. Topper will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors of both CST Brands and the company.
Vilniaus Silumos Tinklai
Lithuania         
NA       
October 2015
Members of the management board of Vilniaus Silumos Tinklai, whose key task is to take the city's district heating grid over from Vilniaus Energija, are stepping down just three months after their appointment. Three independent members of VST's fourNAstrong management board NANA except the chairman, Arvydas Darulis, who is deputy CEO director of the city of Vilnius NANA and Giedre KaminskaiteNASalters, CEO of the company submitted their resignations.
 
Other Industries - CEOs Appointed
 
Tesco Underwriting
UK
$659.2M
October 2015
Steve Kingshott has been appointed CEO of Tesco Underwriting. Kingshott replaces Geoff Carter. The new CEO arrives from RSA, where he held the role of global director for construction, engineering and renewable energy for three years.
Country Fire Authority
Victoria
$469.1M
September 2015
Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett has appointed Ms. Lucinda Nolan as CEO of the CFA. Ms. Nolan was selected through a competitive recruitment process and will be the first woman to lead the CFA as CEO.
Lockton Companies
UK
$198.5M
September 2015
Lockton announced expanded leadership role of Neil Nimmo. Neil will transition to CEO of both Lockton Companies LLP, in the UK, and Lockton International Holdings, Ltd, succeeding Mike Hammond on 1 May 2016.
The National Kidney Foundation
New York
$49.8M
September 2015
Kevin Longino, of Greenwich, Connecticut, has been named CEO of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), after a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors. Longino has been serving as Interim CEO of NKF since March 2015.
Young Men's Christian Association Of Wichita, Kansas
Kansas
$43.6M
October 2015
The Greater Wichita YMCA announced that it has hired a new CEO after a search to replace retiring CEO Dennis Schoenebeck. Ronn McMahon, who is an executive at the YMCA in Tacoma, Wash., will take over as CEO in Wichita on Jan. 4, 2016.
Marlborough District Council
New Zealand
$33.8M
October 2015
The deputy CEO of the Marlborough District Council Mark Wheeler has been appointed to take the place of retiring CEO Andrew Besley.
Microport Orthopedics
Tennessee
$21.4M
September 2015
Longtime CEO Ted Davis has been replaced by Aurelio Sahagun as president and CEO of MicroPort Orthopedics.
Dayton Christian Schools System
Ohio
$21.2M
October 2015
Dayton Christian School System has named Rich Anglin as its new president and CEO.
European Wind Energy Association
Belgium
$13.7M
September 2015
EWEA appointed Giles Dickson as new CEO. Mr. Dickson was VP of Global Public Affairs at Alstom before joining EWEA. Prior to this, he was a civil servant in the UK government for over 15 years.
Tp Mechanical Contractors
Ohio
$13.3M
October 2015
TP Mechanical Contractors has named Bill Riddle as its new president and CEO, taking over for Scott Teepe Sr., who will become chairman of the company's board and remain as an adviser. Riddle has spent more than 30 years with TP Mechanical, beginning his career there as an apprentice plumber in 1985.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK
UK
$7.33M
October 2015
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK has announced that Kevin Richardson has been appointed as the new CEO. Kevin will join the Institute on December 1, 2015 for a brief period of handover and will take over from outgoing CEO Steve Agg.
Harmless Harvest
California
$3.4M
September 2015
Harmless Harvest announced that Giannella Alvarez will be joining the company as the new CEO and that Brad Paris will take on the newly created position of COO.
Healthcare Purchasing Alliance
Florida
$3.27M
October 2015
Aviva Health and VitalityHealth have formed a joint venture company for the procurement of hospital treatment on behalf of their private medical insurance and trust customers. The new joint venture, Healthcare Purchasing Alliance (HPA), appointed Tania Baker as CEO.
D-Tools
California
$3.2M
September 2015
D-Tools announced the appointment Randy Stearns as CEO. Stearns brings over 20 years of executive leadership to his role at D-Tools. He was the Founder and President of Engineered Environments.
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Scottsdale
Arizona
NA
October 2015
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale has announced that Lisa Hurst will serve as its new CEO. Hurst will be joining the Scottsdale branch in 2016. She is currently CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Tennessee Valley, and will remain in Knoxville throughout the rest of 2015 to help that organization find its new CEO.
Amchi Gendynamy Science Corporation
California
NA
October 2015
Wisdom Qiao was appointed CEO and Treasurer of the company. Wisdom Qiao serves as the sole director and officer of the company. She is a scientist and successful entrepreneur.
Signet Accel
Ohio
NA
October 2015
Signet Accel announced that John Raden has joined the company as CEO. Most recently senior vice president of Core Solutions Inc., Raden’s experience includes global leadership positions with industry organizations Netsmart, Sequest Technologies and The Echo Group.
Virttu Biologics
United Kingdom
NA
October 2015
Virttu Biologics announced that Deirdre Y. Gillespie, M.D. has been appointed CEO of the company. Dr. Gillespie is former President and CEO of publicly held La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company.
Home Credit US
Kansas
NA
October 2015
Home Credit BV announced that it appointed Rodney Farmer as CEO of its U.S. operations. Farmer will join Home Credit from Global Payments Inc. He will report to Miroslav Boublik, Home Credit's group executive regional director.
George Green & Co.
West Midlands
NA
October 2015
George Green has expanded its management team with the appointment of David Stevenson as CEO. He comes to George Green from Shakespeares, where he was head of commercial services and a main board member.
Marketform Managing Agency NA Syndicate 2468
UK
NA
October 2015
American Financial Group appointed Mr. Martin Reith as CEO of Marketform Managing Agency (Marketform), which operates Syndicate 2468 at Lloyd’s of London, effective November 2015.
Institute For Healthcare Improvement
Massachusetts
NA
October 2015
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement announced that Maureen Bisognano has decided to retire as IHI President and CEO at the end of 2015. IHI's Board of Directors has appointed Derek Feeley, IHI's Executive Vice President, as Bisognano's successor, effective January 1, 2016.
Community Gatepath
California
NA
October 2015
Gatepath announced the selection of Bryan Neider as its new CEO. Neider, who currently serves as Senior Vice President of global operations at Electronic Arts (EA), will succeed Sheryl Young, the Agency's outgoing CEO, on November 1, 2015.
Huntsman Cancer Foundation
Utah
NA
October 2015
Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. appointed Peter R. Huntsman as CEO of both Huntsman Foundation and Huntsman Cancer Foundation. In addition to assuming leadership roles for the philanthropy of the Huntsman family and Huntsman Cancer Foundation, Peter Huntsman has served as President and CEO of Huntsman Corporation since July 2000.
Seraph Aviation
Dublin
NA
October 2015
Stellwagen Finance Company announced the purchase of Volito Aviation Services Ireland Limited (VASIE). VASIE will be renamed Seraph Aviation Management Limited (Seraph). Seraph's newly appointed CEO is Eugene O'Reilly.
Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association
Washington
NA
October 2015
SmokeNAFree Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) has appointed Cynthia Cabrera, SFATA's executive director, to its board of directors and named her as its next president and CEO. Cabrera succeeds Phil Daman Esq., whose term has expired.
Aon Benfield Colombia Limitada Corredores De Reaseguros
Colombia
NA
October 2015
Aon Benfield Colombia has named Sergio Rivera Jiménez as its new CEO starting Oct. 19, 2015. Rivera has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Most recently, he was business director at Mapfre Asistencia for the Americas, Europe and AsiaNAPacific region.
Speedage Commercials India
NA
October 2015
Speedage Commercials Ltd. announced that Mr. Shri Prakash Singh was appointed as CEO of company with effective from August 31, 2015. Hence, in lieu of earlier intimation dated September 01, 2015 showing his position as Manager which happened indeliberately due to typographical error.
Green Bud Capital Ventures
British Columbia
NA
September 2015
Green Bud Capital Ventures appointed Yawei Yan as CEO and a director of the company and Harald Jacques as CFO and a director of the company.
Bajaj Power Ventures
India
NA
September 2015
Bajaj Power Ventures announced that it has appointed R. S. Sharma who was the former Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC as the company's Managing Director.
New York Society of Security Analysts
New York
NA
September 2015
The New York Society of Security Analysts announced that after a comprehensive search, its board of directors has named Daniel Dagen, CFA, as CEO. Mr. Dagen, who has had a long and successful career as a leader in financial consulting and wealth management advisory services, has been an active member of the NYSSA Board of Directors for the past three years.
Intouch Technology
British Columbia
NA
September 2015
Intouch Technology announced that Nico Bot has been named as new CEO, in addition to his continued position as a board member.
Kidani Capital Partners
British Columbia
NA
September 2015
Kidani Capital Partners appointed Robert M. Dzisiak as a member of the board of directors of the company and the appointment of Christopher P. Cherry as CEO of the company effective immediately, following the resignation of Robert M. Riley as a director and CEO of the company in August 2015.
Landmark Automotive Group
Illinois
NA
October 2015
Sean Grant has been hired as new president and CEO by Landmark Automotive Group, with effect from Aug. 1. William Grant Jr. had contributed to the company for 40 years.
 
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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

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