Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. Names Won Choe as New Operations V.P.
At O&R, Choe will be responsible for providing strategic, operational and management leadership for the electric and natural gas systems. Serving approximately 1 million people in six counties in New York and northern New Jersey, O&R’s Operations function controls the essential elements of the company’s business for the transmission and distribution of both electricity and, in New York only, natural gas: the systems’ design and operation, their development and construction, their maintenance and repair.
Choe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration degree from Fordham University. He served in the U.S. Navy as the Nuclear Officer aboard the USS O’Brien (DD975) and the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72).
Choe joined Con Edison in 2001 as an engineer and spent the early part of his career developing public safety programs in Electric Construction and Distribution Engineering. He was promoted to General Manager of Staten Island, Bronx, and Westchester and then Energy Services. Most recently, Choe served as Con Edison’s Director of Emergency Preparedness.
O&R President and CEO Robert Sanchez said, “Won is a hard-working, effective, and results-oriented executive. He’s resourceful, creative, and practical. And he has a proven track record of building strong, successful teams.”
Choe has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Asians in Business in NYC, and a 40 Under 40 Business Leader in Westchester County.
About Orange & Rockland
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.