Paducah Power System Hires New General Manager
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Paducah Power System Board of Directors voted Monday to hire Gary Zheng as the utility’s new General Manager.

According to a PPS news release, Zheng spent 18-years at Lubbock Power & Light in Lubbock, Texas, serving as President and CEO from 2005 until July, 2014. Prior to that, Zheng held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Superintendent of Electrical Distribution and Manager of the Electrical Engineering Department.

PPS also says Zheng is credited with turning around LP&L, which was near bankruptcy, increasing the company’s cash reserves from $26,000 to more than $100 million.

“Gary’s strengths mirror our needs,” said PPS Board Chair Hardy Roberts. “He possesses the power supply knowledge that we need along with the experience of successfully pulling a utility out of a difficult financial situation."

Zheng said he looks forward to starting work as soon as possible.

Zheng holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Liaoning University in China, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Southern California.  

Zheng will begin work Monday, February 9.

Published 05:05 PM, Monday Jan. 26, 2015
Updated 09:21 PM, Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015

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