Acting Director Tom Carpenter was named Executive Director by a unanimous vote of the members of the Marquette Board of Light and Power (MBLP) at its regular meeting March 13, 2018.  Tom has been serving as Acting Director in conjunction with the July retirement of former Executive Director Paul Kitti while maintaining his existing duties as Director of Generation and Engineering Services.  

     Tom has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with a power system emphasis from Michigan Technological University. He came to the MBLP as the Plant Electrical Engineer in 2005 from the Kewanee Nuclear Power Station in Wisconsin where he also worked as a Plant Electrical Engineer.  While at the MBLP, Tom was promoted in 2013 to serve as the Superintendent of Production and in 2016 was promoted to the position of Director of Generation and Engineering Services.  He has also been a commissioner on the board of the Michigan Public Power Agency and General Manager at the Upper Peninsula Public Power Association.  

     Board Chair, Tom Tourville called Tom a leader who has proven to the Board and the company that he's the right candidate.