AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named Brian Boles vice president of Nuclear Support for its nuclear generation fleet. In addition, Terry Brown has been named vice president of Fleet Oversight for the FENOC nuclear fleet.
In his new role, Boles oversees FENOC's security and training organizations and the groups that provide support to plant maintenance, operations, chemistry, radiation protection, and work and outage management. He replaces Darin Benyak, who is completing a special assignment overseeing the company's nuclear cyber security enhancement project. Boles reports to Paul Harden, FENOC senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer.
Brown is responsible for management of FENOC's fleet and site Oversight and Assessment groups and the Employee Concerns Program. Collectively, these groups assure quality performance at FENOC through audits, assessments and other vehicles for performance monitoring. Brown replaces Mark Bezilla, who has been named vice president of FENOC's Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant, and reports to Sam Belcher, FENOC President and Chief Nuclear Officer.
"Safe and reliable nuclear plants depend on solid leadership and support at the fleet level," said FENOC Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Harden. "Brian and Terry both have a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help ensure excellence across FENOC's three nuclear sites."
With more than 32 years' industry experience, Boles started his career at FENOC's Perry Nuclear Power Plant as an engineering technician and worked in several engineering positions before assuming leadership roles in the Nuclear Engineering, Operations and Outage Management groups. He has served at the company's Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in various Engineering, Maintenance and Operations leadership roles, including his most recent position of site vice president. He also previously served as FENOC's vice president of Fleet Support.
Boles obtained a Senior Reactor Operator license at Perry and holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University. He currently resides in Green, Ohio.
Brown joined FENOC in 2013 as manager of Fleet Chemistry and Radiation Protection. He was named director of Performance Improvement at Perry later that year and transferred to Davis-Besse in the same role in 2016. A 30-year industry veteran, Brown served as an engineering manager for an extended power uprate project at Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Power Station near Minneapolis, MN, before joining FENOC. He has also held leadership roles in site projects and operations at American Electric Power's D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant in Bridgman, MI.
Brown holds a bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State College and a Senior Reactor Operator certification and is also recognized by the American Board of Health Physics as a Certified Health Physicist since 1997. He resides in Port Clinton, Ohio.
FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its FENOC subsidiary operates the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa., the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio, and the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Visit FENOC on the web at www.fenoc.com, and follow the nuclear plants on Twitter @Perry_Plant, @BVPowerStation, and @DavisBesse.
Editor's Note: Photos of Boles and Brown are available on Flickr.