Central Maine Power Co. (CMP), an indirect subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a diversified energy and utility company, has announced that Douglas Herling, formerly vice president of Electric Operations, has been selected to replace Sara Burns as President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Burns retired from the company at the end of 2017.
Herling joined CMP in 1985, and has held various executive management positions at Avangrid Networks and CMP, including vice president, Special Projects, where he oversaw construction of the Maine Power Reliability Program, a $1.4 billion transmission and substation upgrade program in Maine. Prior to that, he served as vice president, Engineering & Asset Management (2009 - 2010); and vice president, Field Operations (2001 - 2009).
Herling is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering.
“Doug has a tremendous wealth of experience in all aspects of utility operations, including engineering, customer service, construction, and safety,” said Robert Kump, CEO of Avangrid Networks. “I am confident he will provide strong leadership in his new role as Central Maine Power’s president and CEO.”
“As a lifelong Mainer, I am both thrilled and honored to assume leadership of this great company. We have some of the best, hardest working, and highly respected employees in the industry, and I couldn’t be more proud to lead this team,” said Herling. “I look forward to continuing our mission to deliver safe, reliable energy to customers and to build upon the many successes CMP has already achieved in more than a century of service to Maine consumers.”