MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) today announced that Holly Kauffman has been named vice president of Operations for its Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) subsidiary, effective May 1. Kauffman will oversee the operations of JCP&L's transmission, distribution, dispatching, substation, engineering, forestry, meter reading and support services functions.
Kauffman has been serving as director of Extra High Voltage Projects for FirstEnergy and managed the engineering, construction and project management of transmission projects. She had previously been the project manager for the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line (TrAIL) project, a 151-mile transmission infrastructure project that spans Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia. Before being named to her current position, she held various management positions with Allegheny Energy – which merged in 2011 with FirstEnergy – including general manager of Operations in Western Pennsylvania, the West Virginia panhandle and Virginia; and general manager of Operations Support.
"With her extensive experience in electric utility infrastructure development, Holly is a great addition to our team," said Don Lynch, president of JCP&L. "She will bring strong leadership overseeing our continuous improvement efforts to deliver JCP&L customers the quality service they expect and deserve."
Kauffman earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Penn State University, a master's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master's degree in business administration from Duquesne University.
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability, and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies comprise one of the largest investor-owned electric systems in the country. Its diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed coal, natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables and has a total generating capacity of nearly 23,000 megawatts.
JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.