MANCHESTER — Joe Purington will succeed Bill Quinlan as the leader of New Hampshire operations for Eversource, the company announced.
Quinlan, who will be promoted to president of transmission, will oversee operations and development of the energy company’s transmission system in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut, with a focus on integrating new clean energy resources, Eversource said in a release Wednesday.
Purington, currently Eversource New Hampshire’s vice president of electric operations, will become president of New Hampshire operations on Jan. 1.
“I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead Eversource’s New Hampshire operations, continuing our important work to ensure that the people and businesses of the Granite State have the power they need for their everyday lives,” Purington said in a statement.
Since joining Eversource in 2014 as vice president of New Hampshire operations, Purington has been responsible for overseeing Eversource’s field and system operations, and for ensuring consistent approaches to engineering, construction and maintenance of the company’s electric distribution and transmission system, the company said. He previously served as director of electric distribution at Central Maine Power, a business unit of Iberdola USA, as well as director of system operations for CMP, New York State Electric & Gas, and Rochester Gas & Electric.
Purington earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University and an associate degree in applied science from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute. He also serves on the board of Granite United Way.
Quinlan first joined Eversource — previously Northeast Utilities — in 1984 and became president of New Hampshire operations in 2013.
“I’m proud of all that we have accomplished since 2013 to better meet the needs of our customers in the Granite State, and I look forward to this new opportunity to help ensure that all of our customers benefit from a robust, reliable and resilient transmission system,” Quinlan said.