JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced the appointment of Kirk S. Hachigian to its board of directors.
"We're extremely pleased to welcome Kirk and his deep knowledge and expertise to the board of NextEra Energy," said James L. Robo, president and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. "Kirk's success in leading a publicly traded, global enterprise combined with a personal and professional passion for driving strategic, financial and operating performance improvement adds measurably to the leadership, governance and financial acumen of NextEra Energy's board. I look forward to working closely with Kirk as we continue to play a leading role in the advance of affordable, clean energy solutions for the benefit of our customers throughout North America."
Hachigian served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cooper Industries plc, a global manufacturer of electrical products and tools, until the company's acquisition by Eaton Corporation in late 2012. He was named chairman of Cooper Industries in 2006, chief executive officer in 2005 and president in 2004. Prior to joining Cooper Industries in 2001, Hachigian held senior-level positions with General Electric Company, including president and chief executive officer of the Asia Pacific operations unit of GE Lighting, as well as key management assignments in Singapore, Mexico, Cleveland and General Electric's corporate headquarters in Connecticut. Hachigian also held general management as well as sales and marketing positions with Oak Industries and served as a consultant with Bain & Company.
Hachigian serves on the boards of PACCAR, Inc. and Forethought Financial Group, Inc., and formerly served on the boards of Cooper Industries and Trane, Inc. (formerly American Standard Companies, Inc.).
Hachigian earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2012. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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