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.