Power Authority Announces Personnel
Changes for Western, Northern Regions
May 21, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINSRonald W. Ciamaga, the New York Power Authority's regional manager
for Northern New York since 1992, has been named to replace James L. Ford, regional
manager for Western New York, effective this Thursday.
Ford will move to the Power Authority's White Plains headquarters office to become
senior consultant to Robert A. Hiney, executive vice president of project operations.
Brent Whitcomb electrical maintenance superintendent at the
St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power
Project in Massena, will assume Ciamaga's responsibilities on an interim basis.
Hiney praised both Ford and Ciamaga.
"Under their leadership," he said, "the Power Authority began major
upgrade and modernization programs at Niagara
and St. Lawrence-FDR, implemented our maintenance resource management (MRM) program,
maintained high service reliability, lowered our operating and maintenance costs, and
successfully integrated both plants into the New York Independent System Operator
Ciamaga, who has been based at the St. Lawrence-FDR project, joined the Power Authority
staff as an assistant engineer at the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston, where he is
returning. Prior to being named to the Northern New York position, he was technical
services superintendent at Niagara.
Ford, who has headed the Power Authority's Western New York region for nine years,
joined the utility as an assistant engineer at St. Lawrence-FDR in 1970. He later served
as instruments and controls supervisor at the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in
Oswego and electrical superintendent at St. Lawrence-FDR. He was director of maintenance
and operational appraisal at Power Authority headquarters when he was named resident
manager at St. Lawrence-FDR in 1984.