John Tucker has been named CEO of Capstone Turbine Corporation. He was previously president and CEO of York International, president of AlliedSignal Aerospace Equipment Systems, CEO of Daimler Benz Aerospace Motoren & Turbine Union, and president of AEG-Westinghouse Transportation Systems.
AEP has named Mano Nazar senior vice president and chief nuclear officer. He was formerly the senior vice president of nuclear operations at Nuclear Management Co. Christopher Bakken III has announced his resignation from AEP to return to PSEG Power.
John Goodman, president of the fuel cell market sector of Entegris, has been elected to the executive and policy committees of the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, an industry association focused on the commercialization of fuel cells in the U.S.
Ralph Izzo has been named to succeed Al Koeppe as president and CEO of New Jersey’s Public Service Electric and Gas Co. upon Koeppe’s retirement in October. Izzo was senior vice president for utility operations.
Gregory Boyce has been named president and CEO of Peabody Energy. He was most recently with Rio Tinto PLC, where he served as CEO for energy.
James Connell has joined engineering and construction management firm Cummins & Barnard as a principal and will assume the duties and responsibilities of president.
Timothy Hennessy has been named CEO and chairman of the board of VRB Power Systems.
Rick Kuester will replace Richard Grigg as president and CEO of We Generation. Kuester joins Wisconsin Energy from Mirant, where he was CEO of Mirant Asia-Pacific Ltd. and senior vice president-international. Grigg will serve as a special advisory to We Generation until his retirement next year.
Darayus Pardivala has been named president of turbomachinery repair firm Hickham Industries. Allen Thornton has been named general sales manager.
NorthWestern Corp has named Gary Drook president and CEO and Michael Hanson COO.
Roger Wicks, executive vice president of Anglo Coal, has been named chairman of the World Coal Institute, succeeding Dave Murray.
As part of an ongoing program to assure Westinghouse maintains its commitment to technology leadership within the commercial nuclear power industry, Westinghouse Electric Company has appointed Arnold Fero, Steve Byrne and Tom Lytle fellow engineers.
Great Plains Energy has named Michael Chesser chairman and CEO, succeeding Bernie Beaudoin who will retire at year-end. William Downey has been named president and COO.