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Officials with AES Shady Point have announced the resignation of the plant manager.
According to a press release issued by the company, Ruben Soroeta will be resigning his position to pursue new enterprises.
The company said that Soroeta, who has been the plant manager for a little more than four years, felt the decision to leave was one of the hardest he has had to make but felt that it was in the best interest of his family to do so.
Soroeta began his career with AES in Argentina in 1993. He also spent time working for the company in England, the Dominican Republic and Mexico before coming to the Shady Point facility. It says in the statement issued by AES that during his tenure Soroeta has helped the plant in reaching a new safety record of more than 4 million work hours without a lost time incident. He also helped the company celebrate 20 years of commercial operation in 2011.
â€śAES Shady Point is proud of the strong community support the plant has received from the area and state since achieving commercial operations in Janurary 1991,â€ť Soroeta said. â€śI am glad I have had the opportunity to work with and become acquainted with so many in the community, as well as coal suppliers, vendors and especially the great people at AES Shady Point.â€ť
According to plant director of government and community relations Lundy Kiger, a search has begun for a new plant manager, who is expected to start by early August.
â€śEach of us want to thank and recognize Ruben for his many contributions to the plant and we wish him and his family the very best in their future endeavors,â€ť Kiger said.