Following Thursday's announcement that Frank N. Davis will remain as president of Utah Power & Light Co. in the company's new status as a division of PacifiCorp, the company revealed further restructuring of its top management to foster decentralized decision-making.
Also on Thursday, three UP&L board members were elected to PacifiCorp's board.Under the reorganization, former UP&L senior vice president Verl R. Topham will become executive vice president and head UP&L's regional operations.
Fredric D. Reed, former senior vice president - financial control at Pacific Power, another PacificCorp division, will become executive vice president - administration. Robert Smith, former senior vice president of power supply at Pacific, was named executive vice president - power supply for UP&L.
"The changes will enable us to decentralize day-to-day decision-making, place greater emphasis on customer responsiveness and broaden the array of services we can offer to meet individual customers needs," said Davis.
"Our intention," he said, "is to hit the ground running, building on the momentum we've already gained from the work completed by our transition planning teams over the past nine months."
Other management changes named Thursday include: Thomas W. Forsgren, named vice president, external affairs - regulatory/gov-ernment. J. Brett Harvey will be vice president, mining division. David Mead is manager, public affairs.
Sam F. Chamberlain was named vice president - legal, succeeding Robert Gordon, who will retire. Sidney G. Baucom will retire after a 32-year career with the utility. John A. Bohling has been promoted to vice president - commercial operations.
Shelley R. Faigle will move from Utah to PacificCorp's headquarters in Portland, Ore., to become vice president - marketing and pricing.