The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has announced two executive appointments within its leadership team.
Arshad Mansoor, currently vice president of EPRI's power delivery and utilization sector, has been named senior vice president of research and development (R&D). In addition to the new role, Mansoor will serve in an acting capacity in his former role until a replacement is named.
In his new role, Mansoor will oversee EPRI's portfolio of R&D and demonstration programs, spanning renewable, fossil and nuclear generation; transmission and distribution; energy efficiency; electric transportation; and the environment. Annual funding for these programs exceeds $350 million.
Chris Larsen will become senior vice president of operations, effective in October. Larsen currently is vice president and general manager of the nuclear division of Control Components Inc., an international energy engineering company based in California. As EPRI's senior vice president of operations, Larsen will direct the institute's business operations.
SOURCE: The Electric Power Research Institute Inc.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), which leads research, development and demonstration of technical and operational solutions in electricity generation, delivery and use, has announced leadership changes.
Rosa Yang has been named vice president of innovation. Yang has been with EPRI since 1987, and most recently led the materials and chemistry research area of the EPRI's nuclear power programs. Yang will work to identify emerging technologies and research areas that have significant impact on the electricity industry.
Clark Gellings has been named vice president of technology. Gellings has 25 years of experience, most recently as the vice president of innovation for EPRI. Gellings will focus on expanding EPRI's energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. These appointments will be effective Jan. 1, 2008.
Dennis Murphy has been named vice president of marketing. Murphy has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing and public relations, with his most recent experience being vice president of internal communications for Home Depot. Murphy started at EPRI Nov. 1, and oversees marketing, communications, customer service, public relations and strategy.
Additionally, EPRI's power delivery and markets research sector has been renamed power delivery and utilization to reflect the focus on electricity utilization and efficiency that has become a central part of the sector.