CMS Vitality Proclaims New Government Staff Members

Man Packard, VP of Electrical Ops, to retire after 37 years

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CMS Vitality and its principal subsidiary Shoppers Vitality, introduced right this moment that Man Packard, vp of Electrical Operations will retire after 37 years with the corporate and Chris Laird can be named vp of electrical operations efficient September 16. Chris can be chargeable for overseeing the development, operation and upkeep of the corporate’s electrical system that gives secure, dependable vitality service to 1.8 million electrical clients.

The corporate additionally created a brand new government place, vp of renewables growth and enterprise mission administration and named David N. Hicks to that function, efficient September 21.

Chris Laird’s robust dedication to the corporate’s security and reliability objectives will proceed to profit our clients and communities,” mentioned LeeRoy Wells, Jr, senior vp of operations. “Man Packard has served this firm nicely and was an amazing champion to our security and reliability values. I stay up for working with Chris as we proceed to enhance our electrical system for patrons in a secure and reasonably priced method.”

Chris beforehand served as the chief director of electrical operations and low voltage distribution. He joined the corporate in 2000 and held more and more accountable roles inside the firm’s electrical operations, buyer operations and scheduling and dispatch departments. He holds a bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration from Ferris State College and a grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration from Grand Valley State College. 

David involves Shoppers Vitality from Indeck Vitality Companies, Inc. the place he was vp of enterprise growth since 2014. He has over 25 years within the vitality subject in positions reminiscent of enterprise growth and renewable vitality procurement and vitality storage mission growth at Florida Energy & Mild, NV Vitality and Diamond Producing Company. He has a bachelor’s diploma in economics from the College of Hawaii and a grasp’s in economics from the College of CaliforniaSanta Barbara. He additionally has accomplished government programs in contract negotiation and government management at Harvard, Stanford College and Northwestern College’s Kellogg Faculty of Administration.

“David’s wealth of expertise within the renewable vitality trade, with over 11,000 megawatts of unpolluted vitality tasks developed, can be an amazing addition to our workforce,” mentioned Tonya Berry, senior vp of transformation and engineering. “The corporate’s Clear Vitality Plan is our long-term strategic blueprint, and we’re excited for the construct out of over 8,000 megawatts of photo voltaic and 550 megawatts of battery storage to our producing portfolio by 2040.”

CMS Vitality ( NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based firm that has an electrical and pure gasoline utility, Shoppers Vitality, as its main enterprise. It additionally owns and operates impartial energy technology companies.  


CMS Vitality Proclaims New Government Staff Members

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