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.