Forum staff reports, Published February 06 2014
Otter Tail Corp. leadership changingFERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Charles “Chuck” MacFarlane, current president and CEO of Otter Tail Power Co., has been named president and COO of Otter Tail Corp., with the change effective April 14.
Otter Tail Corp. announced the appointment Thursday in a written statement.
Current Otter Tail Corp. President and CEO Edward McIntyre will continue to guide corporate strategy, according to the statement, which said McIntyre expects to retire at the corporation’s annual shareholder meeting in 2015.
“I am delighted to announce Chuck’s new role at Otter Tail Corp.,” McIntyre said in the release.
McIntyre said that under MacFarlane’s leadership, Otter Tail Power Co. produced consistently strong financial results, while keeping rates low and maintaining good relationships with customers and regulators.
“Naming Chuck president now gives the two of us the chance to work closely together for a year before I retire, which represents sound succession planning for the organization,” McIntyre said.