Pat O’Loughlin has been named senior vice president for the two associations serving Ohio’s electric cooperatives.
In naming O’Loughlin senior vice president, the boards of trustees for the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc., and Buckeye Power, Inc., also selected him to ascend to the chief executive officer role for the two organizations upon the retirement of Anthony J. Ahern, who has served in that position since 2002.
O’Loughlin joined Buckeye Power in 2002 as the vice president of engineering and power supply, and was promoted to the position of chief operating officer in 2007.
“I appreciate the boards recognizing Pat’s dedication to Ohio’s electric cooperatives during the past 12 years,” Ahern said. “He has helped guide Buckeye Power through a period of growth and investment which provides our member-owners with affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity. Ohio’s cooperative members will continue to benefit from his leadership for many years to come.”
Prior to joining Buckeye Power, O’Loughlin spent 18 years with Dayton Power & Light in various capacities, including responsibility for gas and electric system operations and DP&L’s wholesale power business.
O’Loughlin received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in environmental science and engineering physics from Miami University.