JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced the appointment of Naren Gursahaney to its board of directors.
"We're extremely pleased to welcome Naren to the board of NextEra Energy," said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. "His strong leadership and extensive experience in driving growth through innovation, operational excellence and financial discipline will be beneficial as we continue to distinguish NextEra Energy as the largest clean energy company in North America."
Gursahaney is the president and chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors, of The ADT Corporation, a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring services for residences and small businesses in North America. Prior to ADT's separation from Tyco in September 2012, he served as president of Tyco's ADT North American Residential business segment and was previously president of Tyco Security Solutions, then the world's largest electronic security provider to residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers and the largest operating segment of Tyco. Gursahaney joined Tyco in 2003 as senior vice president of operational excellence. He then served as president of Tyco Engineered Products and Services and its Flow Control business.
Prior to joining Tyco, Gursahaney spent 10 years in leadership roles at General Electric, including general management, marketing, business development and information technology. He was president of GE Medical Systems Asia, chief information officer of GE Medical Systems and vice president of service for GE Medical Systems Asia. Before GE, he served with global consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton and began his career as an engineer with Westinghouse Electric in the U.S. and Israel.
Gursahaney holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Penn State University and an MBA in general management from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Administration. He serves on several Penn State advisory boards and was honored in 2009 with the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award from the College of Engineering.
NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $15.1 billion, approximately 42,500 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 13,900 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2013. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.7 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. NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been named No. 1 overall among electric and gas utilities on Fortune's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" for eight consecutive years, which is an unprecedented achievement in its industry. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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