NEC member Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), part of Northeast Utilities, named Bill Quinlan as its new President and CEO. PSNH is the state’s largest electric utility that is responsible for providing many electricity to thousands of New Hampshire residents and businesses with the power they need to go about their daily affairs. The outgoing President and CEO Gary Long, who has served PSNH for 13 years, is stepping down to oversee the development of the potential Northern Pass power project for Northeast Utilities.
Bill Quinlan brings the experience and knowledge he gained while serving as the senior vice president of emergency preparedness for Connecticut Light & Power to his new job at PSNH. As the northeast and the country in general face more severe weather events with the potential to cause large scale service disruptions, Quinlan’s skill set becomes increasingly valuable. Most recently, Quinlan led CL&P’s preparation, response, and public outreach to Superstorm Sandy that caused substantial damage along the east coast.
“Bill has been a valuable part of the NU family for 29 years. He has been successful in many leadership roles with the company and has a proven track record of operational excellence at CL&P,” said Lee Olivier, Northeast Utilities’ Chief Operating Officer. “He has an incredible depth of knowledge of our industry and an enthusiasm for continuously improving the efficiency and reliability of the electric system.”
The New England Council congratulates Bill Quinlan on his new position and wishes him luck in New Hampshire.