Power Authority Selects
Niagara Veteran to Head Northern New York Region
July 13, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINSThe New York Power Authority Friday announced the appointment of Randy
D. Crissman as Regional Manager for Northern New York, based at the
St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project in
Massena. The appointment is effective July 23.
Crissman, general maintenance superintendent at the
Power Project in Lewiston, replaces Ronald W. Ciamaga, who recently was named Regional
Manager for Western New York and transferred to the Niagara Project.
Crissman joined the Power Authority staff in 1986 as a senior hydraulic engineer. He
was promoted to general maintenance superintendent at Niagara in March 1999. He has served
as project manager for the design and construction of the icebreaker William H. Latham,
and also as manager of a multi year evaluation of measures to reduce ice jamming in the
upper Niagara River, a project that resulted in a new design for an ice boom at the
entrance to the river.
He has been the Power Authority's representative on the working committee of the
International Niagara Board of Control and coordinates with Ontario Power Generation,
NYPA's responsibilities for maintenance of jointly operated facilities on the Niagara
Crissman earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering and also an MBA from the
State University of New York in Buffalo.
He and his wife Karen, an interior designer, are the parents of two adult daughters,
Erin and Lindsey.