Friday, June 13, 2014

Central Electric names Hochstetler CEO

Robert Hochstetler has been named president and chief executive officer for Central Electric Power Cooperative, replacing Ron Calcaterra, who is retiring. Hochstetler begins work at Central Electric in July.

Hochstetler was vice president of power production for Hoosier Energy, a generation and transmission cooperative in Indiana, where he was responsible for power plant operations, contracts and commodities hedging.Prior to that, he was commercial asset risk manager for Duke Energy and operations vice president for Cinergy.

"Rob Hochstetler comes to Central at an important time in our work for cooperatives and during a period of significant change in the electric industry," said Central Board Chairman Lawrence J. Hinz. "We will need Rob's breadth of knowledge in the years to come."  

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