Jackson, Miss. – A number of organizational changes have been announced that
position Entergy Nuclear for the future.
"Due to our strong emphasis on hiring well and workforce planning, we have
tremendous bench strength that enables us to respond to retirements in key
positions with very talented individuals," said John Herron, president, CEO and
chief nuclear officer of Entergy Nuclear. "As a result, I am confident that our
nuclear leadership team will be well positioned to meet the challenges and
opportunities that lie ahead."
Mike Perito, site vice president at Grand Gulf, has been named senior vice
president, chief operating officer, with responsibility for FitzPatrick, Pilgrim
and Vermont Yankee, effective Feb, 4, 2013. He will begin a transition at the
first of the year with Kevin Bronson, who is retiring Feb. 28, 2013.
Perito joined Entergy in 2008 as site vice president of River Bend and
moved to his current role at Grand Gulf in 2011. Prior to Entergy, Perito was
general manager at Palo Verde, a three-unit station operated by Arizona Public
Service, and operations manager at Exelon’s Quad Cities. Earlier in his career,
Perito served as assistant operations manager at Pilgrim.
Bronson is retiring after a 32-year commercial nuclear career that began at
Vermont Yankee where he moved up the ranks in Operations to become general
manager. He was named to his current position in November 2011 after having
served as site vice president at FitzPatrick and at Pilgrim.
Succeeding Perito at Grand Gulf will be Kevin Mulligan, who has been in his
current role of vice president, Operations Support at Echelon since 2011.
Mulligan will begin his transition with Perito immediately and assume his new
role Dec. 14, 2012. Mulligan joined Entergy in 2001 as maintenance manager at
Pilgrim and later became general manager at FitzPatrick. Prior to joining
Entergy, Mulligan worked at GPU Utilities Corporation’s Oyster Creek as plant
manager, training manager and plant operations director.
Bill Maguire, who returned to Entergy from Exelon on Sept. 30, 2012, has
completed turnover with Mulligan and assumed the role of vice president,
Operations Support at Echelon on Nov. 5. Maguire joined Entergy in 2001 as
maintenance manager at FitzPatrick, where he later served as nuclear safety
assurance director. He served as general manager of Vermont Yankee from 2004
until he joined Exelon in 2008. While at Exelon, Maguire was vice president of
the company’s mid-Atlantic operations, site vice president of Peach Bottom and
Limerick and vice president of Exelon Generation.
Jeremy Browning, Grand Gulf general manager, has been named site vice
president of Arkansas Nuclear One, effective Jan. 11, 2013. In the interim, he
will transition with Chris Schwarz, who is retiring Feb. 1, 2013.
Browning came to Grand Gulf in 2008 after an 18-year commercial nuclear
career at Arkansas Nuclear One. Working his way up from auxiliary operator,
Browning served in various leadership roles at ANO including shift manager,
outage manager, operations manager and maintenance manager.
Chris Schwarz was named site vice president of Arkansas Nuclear One in
December 2010. Before coming to ANO, he served as site vice president of
Palisades, vice president of operations support for Entergy Nuclear Northeast,
and general manager of Indian Point. Before joining Entergy, he worked at
Millstone Station as operations director and at Peach Bottom as a shift manager.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in
electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and
operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating
capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one
of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8
million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy
has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.