March 26, 2015
Horton Named Vice President of Power Production
Rob Horton has been named Vice President of Power Production. As a member of the senior management team, Horton will be responsible for providing vision and leadership in the Power Production division. He will lead the development and implementation of long-range operations and maintenance plans and ensure facilities are maintained according to Hoosier Energy's mission to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective power in an environmentally-acceptable manner.
As Vice President of Power Production, Rob will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Smith. His direct reports will include Merom Plant Manager, Ratts Plant Manager, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Construction and Outage Managers, Gas Plants Manager, Asset Manager and Fuel Department Manager.
Rob began his career with Hoosier Energy as an intern in May 1999 in the Safety & Training Department at Merom and accepted a full time position as an Auxiliary Operator later that year. He was promoted to FGD Shift Supervisor in 2001 and in 2003 transitioned to Operations as Material Handling Supervisor. He served as coordinator for commissioning of the SCRs at Merom, including tuning, performance and start-up activities for the $73M project.
In 2004 Rob accepted the position of Safety & Loss Control Specialist. Rob transitioned to Headquarters as Fuels Analyst in 2006 and was named Department Manager of Fuels in 2008. In recent years he has been chairman of the TRAC, which oversees hedging programs and provides recommendations to help mitigate corporate risk.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University and is a graduate from our Hoosier Energy's Executive Leadership Development program.