Mark C. McCullough
Executive Vice President - Generation
Mark C. McCullough is executive vice president - Generation, responsible for the management of AEP’s fossil, hydro and wind generating units, and Ohio Valley Electric Corp./Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp.’s (OVEC/IKEC) generating assets. This includes engineering, construction and operation of generating units, and activities related to fuel procurement and emission monitoring and logistics. The Engineering, Projects & Field Services; Fossil & Hydro Generation; and Fuels, Emissions & Logistics groups report to him.
From 2008 to 2010, he was senior vice president - Fossil & Hydro Generation, responsible for directing the activities of AEP´s fossil and hydro generating facilities and three functional areas: plant engineering/environmental services; asset and outage planning; and technical skills and process optimization.
Previously, he was vice president - Fossil & Hydro Generation - Base Load Assets, with oversight and profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for Amos, Gavin, Mountaineer and Rockport plants.
He has served AEP his entire career, since 1981, in a variety of positions, including region director - Ohio, Unregulated Generation, with management and P&L responsibility for more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generation, 800 MW of gas-fired generation, and 2,600 MW of partner-operated coal-fired generation.
From 2000 to 2002, he was region director, Region 2, Wholesale Generation, with responsibility for more than 10,000 MW of coal-fired generation in Ohio and West Virginia. From 1997 to 2000, he was manager of strategic planning, Power Generation, which involved leading the AEP Generation merger team, and developing, coordinating and tracking strategic initiatives for Power Generation.
From 1995 to 1997 he was manager, Northern Region Service Organization, responsible for the management of scheduled outages and major project work for more than 10,000 MW of coal-fired generation. From 1994 to 1995, he was assistant plant manager at Amos Plant, responsible for plant operations, maintenance and engineering management of a 2,900 MW plant. From 1992 to 1994, he was operation superintendent at Tanners Creek Plant, with plant operations responsibility for 1,000 MW of coal-fired generation. From 1989 to 1992, he was maintenance superintendent at Tanners Creek Plant, and from 1981 to 1989 he held various positions at Tanners Creek Plant, including maintenance production superintendent, engineering supervisor, maintenance engineer and performance engineer.
McCullough holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. He completed the MIT-INPO Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives in June 2012.
McCullough serves as vice chairman for the Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC) and the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) Power Generation Committee. He is a member of the boards of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), HomePort, the Columbus Housing Partnership and OVEC. He also serves on the boards of Shelter of Hope (Kenya) and Grace Fellowship church.
He and his wife, Kelly, have four sons and two grandchildren, and reside in Pickerington, Ohio.