FirstEnergy Corp. has appointed Anthony J Alexander CEO and president, following the death from leukaemia of H Peter Burg. The utility will begin the search for a chief operating officer, one of the key positions previously held by Alexander.

Exelon Corporation has named John (Jack) L Skolds executive vice president of Exelon and president of Exelon Energy Delivery. Christopher M Crane has been appointed senior vice president, Exelon, president and chief nuclear officer of Nuclear and president and chief executive offer of AmerGen, replacing Skolds.

Wisconsin Energy Corporation has announced the appointment of Gale E Klappa to the company's board of directors. Klappa is president of the corporation and president and CEO of subsidiaries Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas Company.

NWP Services Corporation, a US provider of utility billing, energy management, customer care and information-based services, has appointed Douglas S Thompson as president and COO. He will be responsible for both National Water & Power and Open-c Solutions.

British gas and power utility Centrica Plc has named non-executive director Roger Carr as chairman when Michael Perry, the present incumbent, retires on May 10.

American Electric Power Co. has appointed Michael Morris president and chief executive, taking over from Linn Draper who plans to retire this year. Morris was previously chairman, president and chief executive of Northeast Utilities.

Dominion Resources Inc., one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the US mid-Atlantic and north-east, has named Thomas Farrell II president and COO.