Appalachian Power Company

12/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2018 02:47

Appalachian Power names new director and manager

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Appalachian Power has named Tom Johnson director of distribution engineering and David Robinson manager of distribution systems in Charleston.

Johnson joined the company in 1984 as an engineer in Huntington, W.Va. He has held various supervisory and management positions in transmission and distribution operations and in marketing and customer service. He has served as the Charleston manager of distribution systems since 2010. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from W.Va. Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business administration from W.Va. Graduate College.

Robinson will replace Johnson as the Charleston manager of distribution systems. He joined Appalachian Power in 1992 as a line mechanic. He has held positions as a senior safety coordinator, distribution system supervisor, and most recently manager of safety and health for Appalachian Power. He has a bachelor's degree in business from W.Va. Institute of Technology and has completed the AEP Targeted Development Leadership Program.

Appalachian Power has 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee (as AEP Appalachian Power). It is a unit of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates 224,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP supplies 3,200 megawatts of renewable energy to customers.