Frame named Regional President of Toledo EdisonWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Randall Frame has been named regional president of Toledo Edison for FirstEnergy Corp. based in Akron. Frame will assume his new position upon the completion of the proposed merger of FirstEnergy and Allegheny Energy, which could happen as early as Feb. 1.
The proposed merger was announced in February 2010 and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011. FirstEnergy reported that shareholders of both companies approved proposals related to the merger.
It has received approval from the state regulatory agencies in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland and is awaiting approval in Pennsylvania. It does not require approval in Ohio since it doesn’t involve the acquisition of any utilities here, according to FirstEnergy.
“I’m excited about the area, the opportunity and it appears to be a great place to live. I have been to Toledo many times on business and look forward to getting involved there soon,” Frame said.
Knowing how important it is to take care of customers since they are what make the company, Frame said he will do his best to provide continued customer service to commercial and residential customers in Northwest Ohio.
Frame will be responsible for approximately 400 Toledo Edison employees in Northwest Ohio but not directly for any power generation employees at the Bayshore or Davis-Besse facilities, he said.
Frame has worked at FirstEnergy for 28 years, joining the company in 1982 as an engineering assistant. In 1990, he was promoted to engineer and in 1994 was named industrial marketing supervisor. In 1997, Frame was promoted to director, Sales, and in 2004 was promoted to director, Energy Delivery Supply Chain. He was named as director of Utility & Corporate Sourcing, Supply Chain, in 2009.
Frame earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering technology from The University of Akron.
He has worked in Akron, Mansfield, Springfield and Youngstown and now looks forward to coming to Toledo, he said.
He and his wife Pam are originally from the Akron area and are pleased to be staying close to their families in Ohio. They have two grown children, Mark and Megan, who live and work in Ohio.
Frame reported that they have begun looking at homes in the Toledo area.
FirstEnergy was created in 1997 by combining Cleveland Electric Illuminating, Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison. It later acquired GPU, Inc. a utility operating in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Allegheny currently operates in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
FirstEnergy retains the local operating company names to maintain established relationships with local customers, said a company spokesperson.