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Former Progress Energy Florida CEO Jeff Lyash lands new job

Former Progress Energy Florida CEO Jeff Lyash, who resigned from Duke Energy last year as a senior executive following Duke's controversial acquisition of Progress Energy, has resurfaced with a new job.

A Texas energy consulting firm called CB&I said Lyash was named president of its power business unit based in Charlotte, N.C. Publicly traded CB&I said Lyash will oversee engineering and construction projects and technical services in the fossil fuel and nuclear industries. He will report to CB&I's chief operating officer.

While based in St. Petersburg, Lyash headed the Florida operations of Raleigh, N.C.-based Progress Energy from 2006 until mid 2009 when he was promoted to the company's North Carolina headquarters.

Lyash had gained quick recognition in the Tampa Bay area as a business and economic development leader. And it was Lyash who, in late 2006, first announced plans by Progress Energy to build a nuclear power plant in Levy County as early as 2016.

Seven years later, new owner Duke has yet to formally commit to build that nuclear facility, now slated — if built — for 2024 at the earliest.

Former Progress Energy Florida CEO Jeff Lyash lands new job 07/16/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:23pm]
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