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New Jersey Resources names COO

Wall-based New Jersey Resources announced it has named Stephen Westhoven executive vice president and chief operating officer.

In this role, Westhoven will report to Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO, and will be responsible for providing operational leadership and management to the company's regulated and unregulated businesses, including New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR Energy Services, NJR Clean Energy Ventures and NJR Home Services.

Throughout his nearly three decades at NJR, Westhoven has held key leadership positions. He began his career in 1990 as an engineer at NJNG. After serving as vice president at NJRES, he was named senior vice president and COO of NJR’s unregulated businesses, NJRES, NJRCEV and NJRHS.

“As an energy infrastructure and services company focused on natural gas, clean energy and energy efficiency, New Jersey Resources is strategically positioned to meet the needs of our customers and the expectations of our shareowners,” said Downes. “With his extensive industry experience, Steve possesses the insights, understanding and proven abilities that will serve him well as COO. We have a strong leadership team that will continue to build on our solid foundation to deliver performance." 

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