AEP names chief information officer

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) on May 1 said it has appointed Alberto Ruocco as vice president and chief information officer.

Ruocco replaces Pablo A. Vegas, who was named president and chief operating officer of AEP subsidiary AEP Ohio in March.

Ruocco is currently chief information officer of BlueStar Energy Solutions, a competitive retail subsidiary recently acquired by AEP.

Prior to BlueStar, Ruocco was an executive vice president for The Revere Group, the Chicago-based business and information technology subsidiary of NTT DATA, a global consulting firm.