Keith Trent takes Regulated Utilities leadership position at Duke Energy
Duke Energy has appointed Keith Trent as executive vice president of its Regulated Utilities division.
Duke Energy has named Keith Trent as executive vice-president of the company's Regulated Utilities unit.
Contract negotiations may have been employed for the internal restructuring, which sees Mr Trent return to the department he led from 2006 to 2009 before leaving to head up Duke Energy's Commercial Business unit.
He has also served as Duke Energy's chief strategy, policy and regulatory officer following the firm's merger with Cinergy.
Mr Trent said: "Delivering on our customers' interests and achieving strong financial performance from our regulated utilities are critical to Duke Energy."
He noted that with 7.1 million customers across six states, the firm plays a vital role in helping to shape energy policy in the US.
Mr Trent replaces John McArthur, who resigned from the company this week, while his previous role at the Commercial Business unit will be filled by Chuck Whitlock, president of Midwest Commercial Generation.
Duke Energy has seen several changes in its management structure recently following its merger with Progress Energy, with several senior personnel leaving the company.
Posted by Ken Hayes
Source: Duke Energy press release, July 13th