Gary Long

It is with great sadness that the PSNH family learned of former president Gary Long’s passing Friday afternoon after a sudden illness. Everyone here and at Northeast Utilities extends their thoughts and prayers to his beloved wife, children and grandchildren. He was a dear friend to many who worked with him both at the company and in the community and was respected throughout New Hampshire for his intelligence, humor, and passion.  

Ioan Nilca

“My mind is always working—you can never learn enough,” says Ioan Nilca, PSNH senior engineer, of his recent achievement of earning his Professional Engineering license. Although Nilca's current responsibilities of investigating power quality issues at customer facilities and resolving stray voltage issues on the PSNH system did not require the license, he says his life mission of “always wanting to know where I stand on a professional level” motivated him to successfully complete the eight-hour exam. 

Showing off Volt

Pooja Shah, senior engineer in PSNH’s Electrical System Control Center, assisted by Diane Charney, employee relations consultant, recently facilitated a workshop at the annual Expanding Your Horizons conference hosted by Exeter Area General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The workshops, held at Stratham Cooperative Middle School, included hands-on activities to help middle school-age girls make the connection between scientific theory and how it’s applied in various career options.

Pooja Shah

The Hardik Shah Endowed Scholarship for undergraduate engineering students has been established at the University of Texas at Arlington, celebrating the life of the husband of PSNH engineer Pooja Shah, who died while hiking in 2011. Hardik Shah received a master of science degree in biomedical engineering from the university in 2003.

green revolution

A core team of PSNH employee volunteers recently drafted their final plans for construction of a hybrid house in SEE Science Center’s Green Revolution Exhibit.  The exhibit at the Manchester museum teaches about sustainability, conservation, and renewable energy.

Glenn Couture

The photos on the walls in PSNH’s Pittsfield Training Center cafeteria are so numerous and colorful, you barely notice that there are tables and chairs, too. It’s a “wall of fame” of PSNH line crews over the years, and Glenn Couture, supervisor of Training and Methods (pictured), is proud of the fact that, though off the beaten track, the road to field worker excellence at PSNH since 2006 has gone through this small community northeast of Concord.

Steve Fuller

When Steve Fuller, PSNH’s new manager of Safety and Health, moved out of his parents’ house when he was 17 and moved into the Bellows Falls, Vermont firehouse, he had visions of one day becoming a full-time professional firefighter. But the voice of an influential friend, a change of course while at college, and an impressionable internship with a PSNH veteran changed everything.

Ray MacWhinnie

Students in UNH’s Engineering Technology program recently presented a certificate and plaque to Ray MacWhinnie, senior engineer at PSNH’s Merrimack Station, for his and the station’s support and contributions to the program over the years. Most recently, MacWhinnie has worked closely with UNH interns Tom Provencher and Merritt Elmore, serving as Provencher’s internship sponsor and as sponsor of Elmore’s senior project.

Blad Taveras in Chevy Volt

PSNH engineers Pooja Shah and Blad Taveras recently facilitated a workshop at the annual Expanding Your Horizons conference, hosted by Exeter Area General Federation of Women’s Clubs. This is the third time that Shah has volunteered on a Saturday to lead a workshop, held at the Stratham Cooperative Middle School, for middle and high school girls. This year’s program attracted 200 girls from nearby communities.