Man Packard, VP of Electrical Ops, to retire after 37 years
JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CMS Vitality and its principal subsidiary Shoppers Vitality, introduced right this moment that Man Packard, vp of Electrical Operations will retire after 37 years with the corporate and Chris Laird will probably be named vp of electrical operations efficient September 16. Chris will probably be accountable for overseeing the development, operation and upkeep of the corporate’s electrical system that gives protected, dependable vitality service to 1.8 million electrical prospects.
The corporate additionally created a brand new government place, vp of renewables improvement and enterprise mission administration and named David N. Hicks to that position, efficient September 21.
“Chris Laird’s robust dedication to the corporate’s security and reliability objectives will proceed to learn our prospects and communities,” mentioned LeeRoy Wells, Jr, senior vp of operations. “Man Packard has served this firm effectively and was an awesome champion to our security and reliability values. I sit up for working with Chris as we proceed to enhance our electrical system for patrons in a protected and inexpensive method.”
Chris beforehand served as the manager director of electrical operations and low voltage distribution. He joined the corporate in 2000 and held more and more accountable roles inside the firm’s electrical operations, buyer operations and scheduling and dispatch departments. He holds a bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration from Ferris State College and a grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration from Grand Valley State College.
David involves Shoppers Vitality from Indeck Vitality Companies, Inc. the place he was vp of enterprise improvement since 2014. He has over 25 years within the vitality subject in positions equivalent to enterprise improvement and renewable vitality procurement and vitality storage mission improvement at Florida Energy & Mild, NV Vitality and Diamond Producing Company. He has a bachelor’s diploma in economics from the College of Hawaii and a grasp’s in economics from the College of California – Santa Barbara. He additionally has accomplished government programs in contract negotiation and government management at Harvard, Stanford College and Northwestern College’s Kellogg College of Administration.
“David’s wealth of expertise within the renewable vitality business, with over 11,000 megawatts of fresh vitality tasks developed, will probably be an awesome addition to our crew,” mentioned Tonya Berry, senior vp of transformation and engineering. “The corporate’s Clear Vitality Plan is our long-term strategic blueprint, and we’re excited for the construct out of over 8,000 megawatts of photo voltaic and 550 megawatts of battery storage to our producing portfolio by 2040.”
CMS Vitality ( NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based firm that has an electrical and pure fuel utility, Shoppers Vitality, as its main enterprise. It additionally owns and operates unbiased energy era companies.
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