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FirstEnergy names James H. Lash president of FENOC

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Akron, Oh., USA - April 13, 2010, Akron, Oh., USA - FirstEnergy Corp. announced that James H. Lash, SVP of operations, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), has been named president and chief nuclear officer of FENOC.

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Mr. Lash joined Davis-Besse in 1989 as safety engineering manager. He earned his senior reactor operator license at the plant and was named manager of Design Engineering in 1994, followed by stints as manager of Plant Operations and director of Engineering before being named plant manager in 1996.

Mr. Lash served as a loaned executive to the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations in Atlanta, Ga., from 2000-2002. Upon his return, he was named director of Site Operations at Beaver Valley and was promoted to site vice president in 2005. Mr. Lash was named senior vice president of Operations of FENOC in 2007.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Lash was employed by Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy and was an officer in the U.S. Nuclear Navy. He currently serves on the Westinghouse Corporation Customer Advisory Board and is a member of the American Nuclear Society.

Mr. Lash previously served on the board of the Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security and as a council member for the National Academy for Nuclear Training.

Mr. Lash succeeds Joseph J. Hagan who has elected to retire on May 1, after a 40-year career in the nuclear industry. Peter P. Sena III, vice president of Operations, will replace Lash as senior vice president of Operations.

Mr. Sena joined FENOC in 1997 and has held numerous management positions at Beaver Valley including director of Engineering and director of Site Operations. He was promoted from site vice president of Beaver Valley to FENOC vice president of Operations in 2009.

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