Brookfield adds Zarek and Bono, promotes Lundhild and Cook

Brookfield Renewable Power named Lisa Zarek chief financial officer and David A. Bono vice president, law and general counsel. The company also appointed Viggo Lundhild vice president, new business integration and Matt Cook vice president, human resources.

Zarek, a CPA, will lead Brookfield’s U.S. Operations financial group, which includes finance, accounting, and procurement. Before joining Brookfield, she was vice president, controller, and treasurer of Enel North America. Zarek replaces Jason Spreyer, who became senior vice president of corporate finance in Canada.

In his newly created position, Bono is responsible for all legal strategic and compliance aspects of the company’s generation, development, and transmission interests. Previously, he was a partner at Harkins Cunningham LLP, where he provided strategic counsel, litigation, and lobbying services for regulated entities. Before that, Bono worked at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Lundhild will be responsible for integrating new power generation and transmission assets into the U.S. operations platform. Previously, he was vice president of system control with Brookfield.

Cook is responsible for organizational and leadership development.

Brookfield has more than 160 renewable energy generating facilities with about 4,000 MW of capacity.

Alta Gas divisional vice president Brown dies

Douglas Hield Brown, divisional vice president of renewable energy-hydro with AltaGas, died June 4, 2010.

Brown joined AltaGas in 2008 and was responsible for developing the company’s run-of-river hydro portfolio in Western Canada. For more than 20 years, he held many positions in the natural resource industry in Canada, Chile, Russia, South Africa, and the U.S.

Hopp appointed head of Run of River Power

Hydropower generator Run of River Power Inc. (ROR) appointed Richard Hopp president and chief executive officer (CEO), wire services reported.

Hopp comes to the position from the company’s board of directors, where he has been an independent member since April 2006. Hopp has more than 30 years of experience in energy marketing and power development. Most recently, he served as vice president of business development for Elemental Energy Inc.

Before Hopp was appointed in August 2010, William Hardwick, chairman of the board of directors, served as interim president and CEO. Jako Krushnisky recently stepped down from his position as founding president and CEO, ROR said.

ROR has a portfolio of hydro and biomass projects in British Columbia, Canada. The company recently signed a 40-year electricity purchase agreement with BC Hydro for its 25-MW Mamquam hydro project on Skookum Creek northeast of Vancouver.

Froehlich retires from Black & Veatch

Don Froehlich retired in February 2010 from his position as associate vice president with Black & Veatch.

In this position, Froehlich was responsible for managing major design projects and providing continuing engineering services to key hydro clients. His assignments included project manager for the preliminary design of a multi-use project in Las Vegas that featured a 17-mile pipeline/tunnel/diffuser system, pumping plant, and hydroelectric/pressure-reducing plant. Froehlich also recently was project manager for the detailed design of a large pumping plant in San Diego.

Froehlich joined Black & Veatch in 1984 and became partner in 1991 and associate vice president in 1999. He began working in the hydro industry in 1973.

Black & Veatch is an engineering, consulting, and construction company that specializes in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, and environmental markets.

Miller joins ICF International

Patrick C. Miller is technical director of NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) critical infrastructure protection with ICF International.

In this position, Miller will focus on delivering NERC critical infrastructure protection for commercial entities.

Before joining ICF, he was manager of critical infrastructure protection audits and investigations for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). From 2004 to 2008, Miller was senior information security consultant for PacifiCorp.

ICF provides consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients.

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