Exelon promotes two in its nuclear operations

WARRENVILLE, Ill., Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Michael J. Pacilio, Exelon Nuclear’s president and chief nuclear officer since 2010, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Exelon Generation LLC, the company announced today. Bryan Hanson, Exelon Nuclear COO, has been promoted to senior vice president, Exelon Generation, and president and chief nuclear officer of Exelon Nuclear, replacing Pacilio.

Pacilio will have day-to-day operational responsibility for the safety, efficiency and reliability of Exelon Generation’s power generation fleet, which includes more than 100 generating units in 17 states. Exelon Generation operates the largest clean energy fleet in America, producing electricity from 10 fuel types including nuclear, natural gas, hydro, wind and solar. Pacilio will report to Exelon Generation President and CEO Kenneth W. Cornew.

Pacilio has more than 30 years of experience with the company and nuclear plant operations. He has served in various leadership positions within Exelon Nuclear, including COO, senior vice president of Midwest operations, and site vice president and plant manager at several Exelon nuclear generating stations. Among other accomplishments, Pacilio led the U.S. nuclear industry’s development of two national nuclear emergency response centers as part of the industry’s response to the 2011 Fukushima events in Japan. During his four-year tenure as chief nuclear officer, Exelon Nuclear’s fleet consistently led the U.S. industry in operational efficiency and safety. Pacilio holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program.

Hanson, as president and CNO, takes over operational and organizational responsibility for the largest fleet of nuclear power stations in the nation, with more than 11,000 employees and 23 reactors at 14 locations in Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Yorkand Pennsylvania. Hanson will report to Pacilio.

Hanson most recently was chief operating officer of Exelon Nuclear and responsible for the daily operations of the nuclear fleet. Hanson’s other leadership positions at Exelon included senior vice president of Midwest operations and site vice presidents at the Braidwood and Clinton generating stations in Illinois. Hanson holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a MBA from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Exelon Nuclear is a business unit of Exelon Generation, which is a subsidiary of Exelon Corp. Both promotions are effective immediately.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and more than one million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 7.8 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).