PMLP's Leadership Team

PMLP's 125th Anniversary Award Presentation in June 2016

PMLP Manager, Charles Orphanos receiving IMPACT award from Brian Sewell of the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company. Also pictured are Energy Services Engineer, Bryan Howcroft (l), and HR and Community Relations Manager, John Maihos (r).

Your Light Plant Leaders

Peabody's Municipal Light Plant's personnel and management team is over 70 strong. Meet our leaders.


PMLP's Manager, Joseph Anastasi, has full responsibility for the operation and management of the Peabody Municipal Light Plant under the direction of the Peabody Municipal Lighting Commission.

Our Manager is required to be on call 24/7 to address and respond to regular light plant business and emergency situations.

Among many other things, our Manager provides leadership, motivation, and direction to Staff. He determines work priorities and assignments, coordinates Staff activities, and establishes operating policies and procedures.  He also performs all hiring, terminating and promoting of employees.


PMLP’s Assistant Manager, Bryan Howcroft, assists the Manager in the supervision, direction, operation and management of all divisions of the Peabody Municipal Light Plant.

Our Assistant Manager serves on call 24/7, to address and respond to emergency situations involving generation, substation, distribution, and transmission facilities.

Among many other things, our Assistant Manager supports the Manager in coordinating communications, presentations, and other necessary interfacing with various community groups, government officials in the City of Peabody and Town of Lynnfield, and elected State and Federal officers.


PMLP's Business Manager, Karen Repucci, is responsible for the overall financial management of our utility. She oversees everything from our strategic financial planning to continuous internal auditing of all funds and much more.

Karen plans, designs, organizes, coordinates, schedules, supervises and directs the operations of PMLP's Business Division. Her primary areas of responsibility are Accounting and Finance, Customer Service, Data Processing, Inventory Control and Buildings and Grounds.


PMLP's Supervising Electrical Engineer, Roy Simoes is responsible for planning, organizing and providing direction, control, and supervision of the Engineering Division. Our Supervising Electrical Engineer is under general supervision of the Manager or Assistant Manager.

Our Supervising Electrical Engineer is also responsible for advanced planning of our entire electric system to meet changing electrical needs of PMLP customers. He distributes project assignments and delegation of responsibility among the Engineering Division personnel.

He serves on-call 24 hours a day to address emergency situations or serious malfunctions of substations, distribution, and transmission systems.


PMLP's Supervisor of Electrical Distribution, Dennis Ahlin, is under the general supervision of the Manager or Assistant Manager. He is responsible for planning, designing, coordinating, scheduling and supervising the construction, maintenance and operation of the transmission, distribution and metering systems of our utility.

Our Supervisor of Electrical Distribution is also responsible for the efficient operation of PMLP's Distribution Division. He prepares and administers the Distribution Division's budget and action plans, among many other related duties and maintains and enforces a complete and comprehensive safety program, including working policies and procedures.

He serves on-call 24 hours a day to address emergency situations involving all distribution, transmission, and metering facilities. Many times during unusual conditions, he performs emergency repair work.


PMLP's Environmental Coordinator, Dan Guitard, is under the direction of the General Manager and Assistant Manager. He is responsible to ensure that the organization is in complete compliance with all environmental regulatory requirements in all of its activities at all facilities.

The Environmental Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing environmental policies and programs that minimize PMLP's environmental-related risk and liability and ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations and requirements.

He serves on-call 24 hours a day to address emergency situations involving any chemical spills or environmental issues.


PMLP'S Director of Human Resources and Community Relations communicates and administers the plant’s policies and benefits to the team. He is also one of the first people that new employees meet when they begin a career at PMLP.

On the Community Relations side, he helps get the word out to ratepayers when planned work will affect the electric service to their home or business. He also coordinates all social media announcements and represents the plant at community organizations.

As part of the executive management team, he works closely with Administration and the other divisions on strategic planning and special projects that are aligned with the mission of PMLP.


PMLP's Director of Information Systems and Services, Alexander Bacon, is responsible for overseeing the information and technology services of our company. He develops our technology investments and the resources to help our organization operate better with great services to our customers. He plans and delivers key technology initiatives by partnering with other PMLP leaders, and keeps the budget of the Information Systems and Services Division aligned with our business and operational objectives.

Through the ongoing application of cost-effective systems and policies—and the talents of his team—our Director of Information Systems and Services ensures PMLP operates as a secure, adaptable, and effective organization in today’s rapidly changing technology landscape.

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