COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has named Ashley M. Weaver vice president, Operations and Performance Transformation, with responsibility for leading the company's continuous improvement efforts, effective Jan. 3, 2018. She will replace Barbara D. Radous, senior vice president, who is retiring from the company.
"Ashley has been instrumental in driving process improvements throughout the company in her role as director of Operations and Performance Transformation for the past five years. She brings broad knowledge of AEP's business operations, extensive experience in process engineering and project management, and a collaborative leadership style that will allow us to build upon our efforts to improve our business," said David M. Feinberg, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.
"Barbara has made many outstanding contributions as part of AEP's management team, including her focus on continuous improvement and identifying sustainable cost saving opportunities to position the company for continued success. We wish Barbara and her family the best in her retirement," Feinberg said.
Weaver, 38, has served as director of Operations and Performance Transformation since 2012. She joined AEP in 2005 as project administrator in Generation Engineering Projects & Field Services and has held project manager roles in Generation and Transmission. She also served as alternative fuels manager in the Fuels, Emissions and Logistics group where she was responsible for renewable fuel co-firing and led the natural gas refueling evaluation of AEP's coal-fueled power plants.
Prior to joining AEP, Weaver held various process engineering and project engineering positions at Lucent Technologies and Andrew Corporation. Weaver holds a bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a master's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She currently is chair of the EEI Continuous Improvement group and serves as chair of the board of directors for Girls on the Run of Central Ohio.
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP's more than 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation's largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation's largest electricity producers with approximately 33,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,200 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP's family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide.
SOURCE American Electric Power