LOUISVILLE, KY (March 12, 2015) – Charah®, Inc., a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation for the coal-fired electric utility industry, announced today that Peter DeQuattro has joined the team as Executive Vice President, Agricultural Products, effective March 2, 2015. In this new position, he will serve as the general manager for Charah agricultural products and be responsible for production and sales for SUL4R-PLUS® product and other Charah agricultural products.
Mr. DeQuattro has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry including engineering, construction, operations, maintenance, project development, mining, asset management and senior leadership. Previously, he was President and CEO of Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) where he was responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the Prairie State Energy Campus from early construction through commercial operations. Prior to PSGC, he served as President of Alcoa Fuels, Inc., Vice President for Alcoa Power Generating Company and Plant Manager of Alcoa’s Warrick Power Plant. Prior to Alcoa, he was General Manager for Reliant Energy and Plant Manager for Orion Power LLC, and previously worked for LG&E Energy Corporation at the Mill Creek Generating Station, where Charah’s SUL4R-PLUS product facility is located.
Mr. DeQuattro earned his bachelor’s of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Indiana University. He is a past member of the board of directors of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy (ACCCE).
“We are delighted to have Pete join the Charah team,” said Charles Price, president and CEO of Charah. “His extensive leadership and operations experience in the energy industry will be a great fit for Charah as we grow our agricultural products division and continue to expand the range of innovative services that we provide to the coal-fired electric utility industry.”
SUL4R-PLUS product, in its unique patent-pending pelletized form, is an in-demand pelletized sulfate that is engineered to provide improved crop yield for growers. While synthetic gypsum has been used in agriculture applications in the past, Charah is the first to pelletize the byproduct, making sulfur application easier for the farmer and meeting the increasing demand for sulfur by the regional farming industry. For more information, visit www.SUL4R-PLUS.com.
About Charah, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Charah®, Inc. is a total solutions company providing unparalleled service and innovation. Based in Louisville, KY, Charah today is one of the largest providers of coal combustion product (CCP) management, CCP sales and marketing, and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry. Charah assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity. Services include landfill design, construction, management, operations and closure; fly ash, bottom ash and gypsum sales and marketing; ash pond management and closure; structural fill projects; power plant support services including limestone supply and FGD operations; SUL4R-PLUS® product and other products for the agricultural market; and Integrated Gasification Combine Cycle (IGCC) slag beneficiation and other innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.charah.com.