AEP names Alberto Ruocco VP, chief information officer

Columbus, Ohio, May 1, 2012 — Alberto Ruocco has been named vice president and chief information officer for American Electric Power, according to Nicholas K. Akins, AEP president and chief executive officer.

Ruocco, 50, is current chief information officer of BlueStar Energy Solutions, a competitive retail subsidiary recently acquired by AEP.

Ruocco replaces Pablo A. Vegas, who was named president and chief operating officer of AEP Ohio in March.

Ruocco joined BlueStar Energy Solutions in 2011 and led the information technology team, enabling the company's strategy and growth. With more than 26 years in the information technology industry, Ruocco's leadership has impacted a wide range of companies in various industries spanning local to global entities and all functional areas.

Prior to BlueStar, Ruocco was an executive vice president for The Revere Group, the Chicago-based business and information technology unit of NTT DATA, a global consulting firm.

Prior to The Revere Group, Ruocco was a senior manager in Deloitte Consulting's CIO Advisory practice and vice president of Process and Information Technology at Kerry Americas, a wholesale supplier of food ingredients to the global market.

Ruocco holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his wife, Regina, have three children and reside in Northbrook, Ill.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs