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January 17, 2018

CMP names new president/CEO to succeed Sara Burns

Courtesy / CMP
Courtesy / CMP
Central Maine Power Co. announced today Douglas Herling, formerly vice president of electric operations, has been selected to replace Sara Burns as president and CEO.

Central Maine Power Co., a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a diversified energy and utility company, announced today that Douglas Herling, formerly vice president of electric operations, has been selected to replace Sara Burns as president and CEO.

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 and asset management from 2009 to 2010 and as vice president, field operations from 2001 to 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," Robert Kump, CEO of Avangrid Networks, said in a news release. "I am confident he will provide strong leadership in his new role as Central Maine Power's president and CEO."

Herling, a lifelong Mainer, said he was "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," he said. "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."

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