IPSC Welcomes Power Industry Executive Kurt M. Hook as Senior Vice President of Operations

IHI Power Services Corp. (IPSC), a leading owner and operator of power plants across the U.S., is pleased to welcome a new executive to its team of power generation experts. Kurt M. Hook, an energy industry veteran with over 30 years of leadership savvy and hands-on experience in plant operations, will assume the position of senior vice president of operations as of July 5, 2022.

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Energy industry pro Kurt M. Hook named IPSC's new SVP of operations. (Photo: Business Wire)

Energy industry pro Kurt M. Hook named IPSC's new SVP of operations. (Photo: Business Wire)

Hook brings extensive power industry experience to his new role and has held various executive-level positions with the likes of PIC Group, Ethos Energy and Wood Group over the course of his impressive career. With a direct focus on O&M and leadership, his background and in-depth understanding of the energy sector were key drivers of the organization’s decision to select him for the position.

“IPSC is an organization that has been making a splash in our sector for quite some time, so when I was approached, the opportunity to flex my knowledge and practical experience in O&M leadership was too good to pass up,” said Hook. “I’m eager to hit the ground running and work alongside this outstanding team to help even more facilities, as well as our own internal organization, run at the most optimal level.”

As SVP of operations, Hook will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations and maintenance for each facility in IPSC’s diverse power plant portfolio, spearheading topline day-to-day organizational operations; further expanding IPSC’s remote operating center capabilities; lending leadership and direction to the management team to ensure alignment on the company’s strategic goals and objectives; and more.

“As we continue on our exciting growth trajectory in 2022 and beyond, we have placed a high priority on expanding our executive team with visionaries who will differentiate IPSC’s suite of service offerings from the pack,” said IPSC chief operations officer and soon to be CEO, John R. Keller. “This is one of the many reasons we asked Kurt Hook to come on board. Not only does he bring a wealth of energy industry leadership experience, but he also has a deep-rooted, practical background in plant management, O&M, and delivering for investors, so he will excel in every aspect of this role. I think I can speak for everyone on our team when I say we are eager for Kurt to officially join the ranks at IPSC and know he will continue elevating IPSC’s operational excellence and enhancing value for our customers.”

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ABOUT IHI POWER SERVICES CORP: IHI Power Services Corp.’s (IPSC) parent company, IHI Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a heavy industrial manufacturing and services company. The company is active in several industries, including aerospace, shipbuilding, power generation, automotive and transportation infrastructure. IPSC was specifically formed to provide operations, maintenance, management and power plant support services to the U.S. power generation industry. The IPSC team of energy professionals delivers value-added service based on expertise gleaned through years of hands-on experience in the power generation industry. As an owner and operator, IPSC and its team of over 500 employees understands that minimizing operational risks and maximizing asset value while maintaining a safe work setting that is environmentally compliant is key to the success of every facility. By instituting proven programs, industry best practices and upholding the company’s guiding principles of growth, respect, accountability, integrity and lack of limitation, IPSC provides world-class service to each of the more than 40 facilities and 12.7 gigawatts it manages. For more information, visit www.ihipower.com and follow IPSC on LinkedIn.