Ray Harris, the former president and CEO of Mesa Power, has been named president of MasTec, a specialty contractor for utilities, communications and government.
Harris will be responsible for leading MasTec's business development efforts and will report directly to Jose Mas, MasTec's CEO.
Harris brings to MasTec over 30 years of experience in the utility and energy industries. In his capacity with Mesa, he primarily concentrated on power-project development, acquisition and finance, including the creation of the American Wind Alliance, Mesa's joint development effort with General Electric.
Before Mesa Power, Harris was vice president of renewable energy at Texas Utilities and vice president of marketing at The Shaw Group in addition to a 20-year tenure with Southern Company.