ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IHI Power Services Corp. (IPSC), a leading owner and operator of power plants in the United States, today announced a change of guard as veteran power industry executive John R. Keller was named chief the operation of the company. Current CEO and President Stephen Gross has made the decision to step down with the intention of retiring this fall. Keller has been tapped to serve as interim COO of IPSC and will assume the role of CEO in the coming months once Gross fully steps down from his current role.
With over 30 impressive years in the electric power, renewable energy and gas pipeline industries, Keller has led elite organizations such as Brightmark, InventivEnergy, North American Energy Alliance, among others, to success in a variety of management positions. In addition to his proven track record of success in leadership positions, Keller has deep-rooted category experience in energy project development, construction, operations and maintenance, asset management and executive leadership with the supervision of asset technologies in the fields of wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, simple/combined cycle natural gas and cogeneration.
“While my decision to retire is bittersweet when I look back at all I have invested in this business and the great team I will leave behind, I am honored to announce that John will be my replacement” , said Gross. “John couldn’t be better suited for the role. He has a proven track record and is well known throughout the industry as a results-driven change agent. He understands very well what we do at IPSC and I am confident that with John at the helm, IPSC will continue to innovate, grow, evolve and maintain its leadership position in the power generation industry. .
Effective immediately, Keller will assume the COO role, during which time he will immerse himself in all facets of the organization to be ready for maximum impact when Gross steps down in the fall. . As Steve transitions out of the company, Keller will transition seamlessly into the role of Managing Director.
“The opportunity to oversee a forward-thinking organization like IPSC is very exciting,” Keller said. “When I was approached to become COO and eventually CEO, I looked at IPSC’s diverse portfolio, its long list of strategic partnerships, its impressive growth trajectory and its world-class team and I I knew I wanted to sit at this table. I look forward to learning from the team over the coming months and am committed to ensuring that IPSC continues its tremendous momentum forward.
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ABOUT IHI POWER SERVICES CORP: The parent company of IHI Power Services Corp. (IPSC), IHI Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a heavy industrial manufacturing and services company. The company is active in several sectors, including aerospace, shipbuilding, power generation, automotive and transportation infrastructure. IPSC was specifically formed to provide power plant operations, maintenance, management and support services to the electric power generation industry in the United States. IPSC’s team of power professionals offer a value-added service based on expertise gained through years of hands-on experience in the power generation industry. As owner and operator, IPSC and its team of over 500 employees understand that minimizing operational risk and maximizing asset value while maintaining a safe and environmentally friendly working environment is key to success. of each facility. By instituting proven programs, industry best practices, and adhering to the company’s guiding principles of growth, respect, accountability, integrity, and no boundaries, IPSC delivers world-class service. worldwide to each of the more than 40 facilities and 12.7 gigawatts it manages. For more information, visit www.ihipower.com and follow IPSC on LinkedIn.