POUGHKEEPSIE – The Board of Directors of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation named Charles Freni as president and CEO of the Poughkeepsie-based utility. He replaces Michael Mosher effective in mid-September when Mosher becomes president and CEO of FortisAlberta, a Fortis utility in western Canada. Fortis owns Central Hudson.
Freni, who has worked at Central Hudson for more than 30 years, currently serves as senior vice president of customer services, transmission and distribution operations. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, including gas and electric transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, meter reading, contact center services, account services and metering. He is also responsible for the company’s energy efficiency and smart grid programs.
Previously Freni served as senior vice president of customer services and as vice president of engineering and environmental affairs.