Kuczynski to lead Southern Nuclear

Stephen Kuczynski has been elected chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company's (NYSE: SO) Southern Nuclear subsidiary, effective July 11.

Kuczynski succeeds James H. Miller, who led the company's nuclear operations since 2008 and is retiring.

Kuczynski comes to Southern Company from Exelon Corp. where he was senior vice president, engineering and technical services, for Exelon Nuclear.  Exelon operates the largest nuclear generating fleet in the U.S. with 10 plant sites and 17 units. 

Kuczynski brings more than 27 years of experience in the nuclear industry . Prior to his current role at Exelon, he was senior vice president of Exelon Nuclear's Midwest Operations, with oversight of the company's 11 Illinois nuclear units. Before that, Kuczynski was senior vice president, operations support, and also served as plant manager and later as site vice president for Exelon's Byron Nuclear Station.

Kuczynski holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and earned a Senior Reactor Operator license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  He also participated in Harvard University's Advanced Management Program. 

Southern Co. affiliates plan to build two 1,100 MW nuclear units at the current Vogtle site near Augusta, Ga.  The company expects to receive the combined construction and operating license from the NRC later this year. The new units are scheduled to begin operating in 2016 and 2017.

Miller will retire later in the year, remaining with Southern Co. while Kuczynksi transitions into his new role. Miller joined Southern in 1994 as corporate counsel for Southern Nuclear.

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