Ohio Valley Electric names Mark Peifer VP

Mark Peifer has been named vice president and assistant to the president of Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, effective Jan. 1, 2012, according to Nicholas Akins, president of OVEC and president and chief executive officer of American Electric Power.

“Mark’s depth of experience and expertise in the generation business will serve us well as we continue to provide low-cost electricity to OVEC’s sponsoring companies while maintaining an exemplary record of safety and environmental performance,” Akins said in a release.

Peifer will succeed Scott N. Smith, who is joining AEP Transmission as senior vice president of transmission strategy and business operations.

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