PALO ALTO, Calif., May 1, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has named Rob Chapman as vice president of Energy and Environment, the sector that provides global thought leadership to shape a sustainable future for electricity. The appointment is effective May 1, and he will report to Arshad Mansoor, senior vice president of Research & Development.
Chapman will oversee science and technology research that addresses environmental, health, and economic issues related to the generation, delivery, and use of electricity. The sector's research focuses on air, land, water and energy challenges, and it informs public policy, enables sustainable practices, and improves occupational health and safety in the industry.
He succeeds Anda Ray, who is senior vice president of External Relations and Technical Resources and Chief Sustainability Officer, where she leads member and stakeholder relations, international engagement, government affairs, strategic marketing and communications, laboratories, corporate safety, and corporate social responsibility.
Chapman joined EPRI in 1999 as the director of North American Technical Advisory Services and was named vice president of Member & Technical Services in 2006. Prior to his time at EPRI, he was director of Western Sales for PG &E Energy Services where he led efforts to establish premium power services for technology companies in the Silicon Valley region.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and has completed executive business courses at the University of Chicago.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the environment. EPRI's members represent approximately 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to more than 30 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.Car.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.
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