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Rollcast Energy Selects Rufus Kellam as New Vice President of Construction
Charlotte, NC (July 1, 2010) - Rollcast Energy, Inc. announced today the addition of Rufus Kellam to its management team. Mr. Kellam, as Vice President, Construction, will primarily be responsible for the construction of Piedmont Green Power and Rollcast’s other greenfield projects. In addition, he will support other development, acquisition and asset management efforts for the company.
Mr. Kellam comes to Rollcast from Topaz Energy, where he served as Vice President, Construction Management. In this role, he brought three large and challenging projects with tight timelines to successful completion.
Previously, Mr. Kellam has been involved in energy privatization activities in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Indonesia and Peru. He also served as VP of Transmission & Distribution at Shaw EDS Western Region, where he oversaw construction activities, developed and sustained customer relationships and ensured successful project performance.
“Not only is Rufus an excellent construction manager,” said Penn Cox, President and CEO of Rollcast Energy. “but he also has a strong background in operations, asset management and transmission. He will add considerably to the strength of the Rollcast team.”
In addition, Mr. Kellam served as project manager responsible for all aspects of engineering, procurement, and construction of a 66km 132 kV transmission line and the expansion of the Al-Amarah substation in Iraq. He also supervised 24 transmission coordinators responsible for coordination of all activities affecting bulk power transmission and energy movement of the Duke Power system, and was responsible for the stability and reliability of the entire Duke Power transmission network.
Mr. Kellam earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of South Carolina, and went on to receive his MBA. He also has an Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Engineering.
About Rollcast Energy, Inc.
Rollcast Energy develops biomass power plants that bring clean, renewable energy and jobs to the local communities. It has a diversified portfolio of projects, primarily in the southeastern US. For more, see www.rollcastenergy.com.
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