FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. names new vice president

Larson is responsible for FENOC's fleet operations, security and strategic industry initiatives for the company's three nuclear power plants

Akron, Ohio, June 13, 2011 FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co., a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., announced that Eric A. Larson has been named vice president, nuclear support.

Larson is responsible for FENOC's fleet operations, security and strategic industry initiatives for the company's three nuclear power plants. He also has oversight responsibility for the BETA Laboratory, FirstEnergy's commercial and industrial testing organization located in Mayfield Village, Ohio.

With more than 25 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, Larson joins FENOC from Constellation Energy, where he served as plant general manager at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland and R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in New York. Previously, he held operations and maintenance leadership positions at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan and Salem Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey.

Larson also has worked at GE and Areva as well as the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in New York, where he assisted with the facility's two naval nuclear prototypes.

Larson received a bachelor's degree in marine engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and graduated with honors from the executive master of Business Administration program of the University of Notre Dame. He was licensed as a senior reactor operator at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its FENOC subsidiary operates the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa.; the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio; and the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

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