Columbus, Ohio, March 21, 2012 — American Electric Power has named Pablo A. Vegas president and chief operating officer of AEP Ohio, effective May 1. Vegas is vice president and chief information officer for the company.
Vegas, 38, will have responsibility for all aspects of AEP's electric service to customers in Ohio. He will report to Robert P. Powers, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Vegas will succeed Joseph Hamrock, who is leaving for a position with NiSource.
Vegas has served as vice president and chief information officer since July 2010, responsible for development and support of AEP's software applications and operation of the company's information technology infrastructure. From 2008 to 2010, Vegas was president and chief operating officer of AEP Texas.
Prior to this, Vegas served as director of strategy planning for AEP. He joined the company in 2005 and held several leadership positions in information technology before his role in finance. Before joining AEP, Vegas held senior leadership positions with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen Consulting. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Replacing Vegas on an interim basis as the chief information officer is Michael A. Rozsa, managing director – IT business applications. Rozsa joined the company in 1997 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility in the information technology department.