Greene leaving hydropower project operator TVA

Tennessee Valley Authority’s vice president and chief generation officer, Kimberly S. Greene, has left TVA to become president and chief executive officer of Southern Company Services, effective April 1.

Greene joined TVA in 2007 after having previously served as senior VP of finance and treasurer at Southern Company. During her time with the Knoxville-based agency, Greene has been TVA’s chief financial officer, executive VP of financial services and chief risk officer.

“I and all of Kim’s coworkers at TVA will miss her leadership and expertise, as well as our personal interactions with her,” TVA President and CEO William D. Johnson said.

Johnson said an external search for Greene’s successor began immediately. He also indicated that TVA’s current coal operations, gas operations, river operations and renewables, generation construction, power supply and fuels, engineering, environmental and support services will be handled by the utility’s current team.

Padera named new president, CEO of Kleinschmidt

Chuck Padera
Chuck Padera

As of March 1, 2013, Charles (Chuck) A. Padera took the lead as Kleinschmidt’s new president and chief executive officer.

He replaces Jacob (Jack) A. Palmer III, PhD, former president and CEO, who retired after 16 years with Kleinschmidt. In his time there, Palmer helped increase both revenue and staff by 300%, the company says.

Padera has spent 30 years in the environmental consulting and water resource management industries, including experience in hydrology, hydrodynamics and water quality issues. He is skilled at assembling and leading teams of scientists, planners, engineers, regulatory specialists and economists to promote growth, business expansion and efficient operations.

Before joining Kleinschmidt, Padera was a consultant providing regulatory and technical advice, as well as growth strategies to public and private clients. He also was senior vice president and national business director of the Integrated Water Resources department at Atkins (formerly PBS&J), where he served as a leader on several large-scale federal contracts.

Padera obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in limnology from the University of Central Florida.

Kleinschmidt is a hydroelectric project and ecological services provider, offering consulting services in hydroelectric engineering, regulatory/permitting, fish passage and protection, water resource engineering, marine renewables, and more.

Brouwer named new president of Knight Piesold Consulting Canada

Knight Piesold Ltd. Canada has named Ken Brouwer, P.Eng., its new president, replacing Jeremy Haile, who stepped down to focus on his role as a principal consultant at the company.

Brouwer will be responsible for overseeing all the Canadian operations of the company. Brouwer has been with Knight Piesold since 1985 as a consultant and has more than 30 years of experience in design, site investigations, construction and water management systems.

Brouwer earned a Masters in Science from the University of British Columbia.

Knight Piesold Ltd. is a consulting firm providing a wide range of services to the hydropower industry including construction, water regulation and environmental mitigation.

NAES names Fishman president and CEO, Downey safety director

Robert Fishman
Robert Fishman

Washington-based NAES Corp. named Robert E. Fishman president and chief executive officer and Tony Downey director of safety for maintenance and construction.

Fishman will oversee all operations for the independent service provider, which specializes in operations and maintenance, construction, and turbine inspection/overhaul services.

Fishman brings more than 25 years of experience in project and strategy development, corporate leadership, plant operation and maintenance, construction management and engineering. Before joining NAES, he served as chief operating officer of General Atomics, a nuclear research and development firm; CEO of AUSRA (AREVA Solar), a solar steam generator design and manufacturing firm; executive vice president of operations in power provider Calpine’s engineering and development division; and president of power generation service provider PB Power Inc.

Fishman is taking the place of former president and CEO John P. Brewster, who joined NAES in 2010. Brewster took the position of chairman and CEO at Ecosphere Technologies Inc. – a water engineering, manufacturing and technology license company – in January.

Downey will work from the Pittsburgh office and manage safety and technical support for NAES’ Power Contractors Turbine Services, and Industrial Services divisions.

Downey brings 28 years of experience in the safety, power and construction industries. Before joining NAES, he worked as senior director of the EH&S (Environmental Health & Safety) department and director of safety at construction services provider Day & Zimmermann ECM, as well as safety coordinator at construction contractor CRS Sirrine and Catalytic Inc.

NAES is a service provider for the energy industry. The company provides services that include turbine inspections/overhauls, staffing, maintenance, retrofitting, construction, and plant operation and maintenance.

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