FENOC Names Perry Nuclear Site VP, General Plant Manager

FirstEnergy says power plant fleet ready for winter

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), promoted David B. Hamilton to site vice president of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio. Hamilton succeeds Ernie Harkness, who is retiring.
FirstEnergy also announced that Frank Payne has been named general plant manager at Perry, replacing Hamilton. Payne will be responsible for overseeing the operations, radiation protection, chemistry and maintenance activities at the plant.
Hamilton started with FENOC in 2012 as director of Fleet Project Management. He was promoted to director of Site Operations at Perry – the position now known as general plant manager – in July 2013. Prior to FENOC, Hamilton served as director of Nuclear Safety Assurance at Entergy’s Waterford plant in Louisiana. He has also served a general manager of plant operations at Entergy’s Palisades plant in Michigan and worked at Exelon’s Limerick, Peach Bottom and Quad Cities plants. Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Penn State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Delaware.
Payne joins FENOC from Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), where he was most recently the Work Control Manager at the Brunswick nuclear plant in North Carolina. He also has held radiation protection, planning, scheduling, work control and operations leadership positions at Exelon’s Nine Mile Point plant in New York. Payne earned a bachelor of science degree in Nuclear Technology from Excelsior College in New York, and an associate degree in radiation therapy. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
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