September 06, 2005 09:28 ET
BANGOR, Maine--(CCNMatthews - Sep 6, 2005) -
The Board of Directors for Bangor Hydro-Electric Company announced the appointment of Rob Bennett as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Bangor Hydro-Electric Company on September 1, 2005. Bennett joined the Company in May 2002 and has served as the General Manager of Transmission and Delivery Asset Management and most recently as Vice President and General Manager.
In his new position as President and COO, Bennett says he is committed to "elevating Bangor Hydro-Electric Company's presence in attracting economic development opportunities for the communities in which we serve."
Bennett's goals as the President of Bangor Hydro-Electric Company include elevating and promoting all safety matters; providing prudent and successful financial management; and creating an environment of superior customer service. "I'm excited to build upon the very strong foundation of Bangor Hydro-Electric Company and believe the people of this Company are of the highest caliber found anywhere within the industry. I'm proud to be leading an energetic team and look forward to becoming an industry leader in safety, customer service and financial management."
Prior to his positions at Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, Bennett held a variety of positions at Nova Scotia Power, Inc. These include: Regional Manager for the Northeastern Region, Staff Engineer, Protection Engineer, and Superintendent of Annapolis Hydro.
Bennett's commitment to Bangor Hydro-Electric Company's service area extends beyond his work within the utility company. Bennett serves on the Boards of the Bangor Y and the United Way of Eastern Maine. He is also a member of the United Way's Young Leaders Organization and serves as a Steering Committee Team member.
Bennett and his wife, Tracy, have two children, Emily and Scott. He and his family reside in Hampden.
Note to Media: An image of Mr. Bennett can be located at the following address: http://www.bhe.com/images/rbennett.jpg
Bangor Hydro-Electric Company: Bangor Hydro-Electric Company (BHE) is an electric utility wholly-owned by Emera Inc. BHE serves a population of 192,000 in an area encompassing 5,275 square miles in eastern and east coastal Maine. BHE is a member of the New England Power Pool and is interconnected with other New England utilities to the south and with the New Brunswick Power Corp. to the north. Visit us at www.bhe.com.
Emera Inc. (EMA-TSX) is an energy and services company with 570,000 customers and $4.0 billion in assets. The core business of Emera is electricity and the company has two wholly-owned regulated electric utility subsidiaries, Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Bangor Hydro-Electric Company. Nova Scotia Power supplies over 95% of the electric generation, transmission and distribution in Nova Scotia. Bangor Hydro provides electricity transmission and distribution service to 107,000 customers in eastern Maine. It is a member of the New England Power Pool, and is interconnected with the other New England utilities to the south and with New Brunswick Power to the north. In addition Emera owns a 12.9% interest in the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, which delivers Sable natural gas to markets in Maritime Canada and the northeastern United States; Emera Energy Services, which manages energy assets on behalf of third parties and provides related services; and Emera Fuels, which distributes home heating oil and related products to customers in the Maritime provinces. Visit Emera on the web at www.emera.com http://www.emera.com/.
Bangor Hydro-Electric CompanyBethany J. McKnight, 207-973-2812
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