President and COO Appalachian Power
Aaron Walker is president and chief operating officer of Appalachian Power and is responsible for all aspects of electric service for its more than 1 million customers, including distribution operations, safety, customer service, communications, external affairs and regulatory functions.
Most recently, Walker was vice president, Distribution Operations, for Appalachian Power and was responsible for construction, engineering, maintenance and operations of the company’s electric distribution systems. He previously served as plant manager of AEP's Rockport Plant in Rockport, Ind., where he was responsible for all aspects of the plant performance including safety, environmental & regulatory compliance, maintenance and operations.
Walker joined AEP in 2005 as a process engineer. While at AEP, he has served in a variety of roles including project & field engineering, project management, generation performance improvement and as generation energy production superintendent.
In these roles, his responsibilities included the management of the design, construction, start-up, and testing efforts for major projects across the AEP generating fleet. Walker also helped lead the lean continuous improvement efforts across the AEP fossil & hydro generation fleet improving facility cost profiles, reliability, environmental and safety performance.
Walker is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in chemical engineering and is a certified project management professional (PMP).