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JPS’ Tomblin appointed new CEO at US utility firm

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 5:11 PM
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President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Kelly Tomblin will become the new chief executive officer of United States-based utility contractor INTREN, effective July 10.

At the same time, Loretta Rosenmayer, founder and chief executive of the US utility will become chair of the board of INTREN.

Tomblin joined the JPS in 2012, taking over from Damian Obiglio who spent five years in the position.

She was instrumental in introducing several energy saving initiatives at the JPS as well as bringing liquefied natural gas to the island.

Tomblin brings more than 25 years in the energy industry with experience in both competitive and vertically-integrated markets throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Latin America, according to a release on INTREN’s website.

"I am honoured to lead the INTREN team and continue the progress evolving before me," the release quoted her as saying.

The JPS President and CEO was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field of candidates, said the release.

It added that she is a highly impressive and respected executive known for her ability to build diverse, meaningful cultures in a collaborative leadership style.

As a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Platt's Global Energy CEO of the Year award, Tomblin topped an impressive list of finalists leading companies in the United States and around the world.

"Our momentum is strong and our management team and employees have built an exceptional company that is one of the most trusted and respected in the industry. I'm confident Kelly is ideally positioned for her new role to continue our growth," said Rosenmayer.

steven.jackson@gleanerjm.com