FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Announces Management Changes at Fleet
Headquarters, Beaver Valley
AKRON, Ohio, March 20, 2013
AKRON, Ohio, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating
Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced today
several management changes at its fleet headquarters in Akron, Ohio, and
Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa.
Paul A. Harden, currently site vice president at Beaver Valley, has been
promoted to senior vice president of Fleet Engineering, effective April 15,
2013. Harden, who will report to FENOC President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Peter P. Sena, succeeds Danny L. Pace, who has elected to retire effective
July 1, 2013, following a 37-year nuclear industry career.
Eric A. Larson, currently vice president of Nuclear Support for the FENOC
fleet, will replace Harden as site vice president of Beaver Valley. Larson
will report to Senior Vice President and FENOC Chief Operating Officer Samuel
L. Belcher. David Hamilton, director of Fleet Project Management, will assume
responsibilities for Nuclear Support until Larson's replacement is named.
"Danny has been a key member of the FENOC management team and is known
throughout the industry for his willingness to tackle any challenge," said
FirstEnergy Generation President James H. Lash. "He was an instrumental part
of implementing our fleet approach, which helped FENOC move toward industry
excellence. We will all miss his keen insights, honesty and guidance. At the
same time, I have every confidence in Paul's ability to continue to manage
this important part of our nuclear operations."
Prior to joining FENOC in 2005 as senior vice president of Fleet Engineering,
Pace held numerous management positions with Entergy, including vice president
of Engineering for Entergy Nuclear Northeast, director of Engineering at River
Bend Station in Louisiana, director of Strategic Planning and Development at
Entergy's corporate headquarters, and general manager of Plant Operations and
director of Engineering at the Grand Gulf Station in Mississippi. He was a
licensed senior reactor operator atGrand Gulf and is a Registered
Professional Engineer in Mississippi, Louisiana and New York.
"Paul and Eric's new roles in the FENOC organization provide opportunities for
them to strengthen our fleet leadership team while supporting FENOC's mission
of providing safe, reliable and cost-effective power," said FENOC Chief
Nuclear Officer Peter P. Sena. "Paul's extensive engineering background and
solid understanding of plant operations will benefit the FENOC fleet
engineering organization, and Eric's leadership abilities align well with
Beaver Valley's tradition of excellence."
Harden joined FENOC in January 2008 as vice president of Nuclear Support. He
was named site vice president of Beaver Valleyin August 2009. Prior to
joining the company, he was fleet vice president of Projects and Engineering
for Nuclear Management Company in Hudson, Wisconsin. He also served as site
vice president, director of Site Operations and director of Engineering at the
Palisades Nuclear Plant in Michigan, and recovery director at the Kewaunee
Nuclear Plant in Wisconsin.
Harden earned a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University
of Cincinnati and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of
Notre Dame. He was a licensed senior reactor operator at the Palisades
Nuclear Plant and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Michigan. Harden
also served in the U.S. Navy reserves as an electronics technician.
With more than 25 years experience in the nuclear power industry, Larson
joined FENOC in May 2011 as vice president, Nuclear Support. Prior to FENOC,
he served as plant general manager at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
in Maryland and R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in New York. Previously, he
held operations and maintenance leadership positions at the D.C. Cook Nuclear
Plant in Michigan and Salem Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey. Larson also has
worked at General Electric and AREVA as well as the Knolls Atomic Power
Laboratory in New York, where he assisted with the facility's two naval
Larson received a bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering from the
Massachusetts Maritime Academy and graduated with honors from the Executive
Master of Business Administration program of the University of Notre Dame. He
was licensed as a senior reactor operator at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant.
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its
FENOC subsidiary operates the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport,
Pa.; the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio; and the Davis-Besse Nuclear
Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Editor's Note: Photographs are available upon request.
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.
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