Karl Pfirrmann served in the electric utility industry for more than 38 years in leadership positions at Allegheny Energy and later the PJM Interconnection. During his tenure with PJM, he focused on expanding PJM from its traditional eastern seaboard presence to its current operating area encompassing much of the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-Western regions, developing PJM’s operational capabilities, and leading PJM during its transition between CEO’s. At Allegheny, Mr. Pfirrmann held leadership positions in engineering, construction, and operations in both the transmission and distribution areas of the business. Since his retirement in 2010, Mr. Pfirrmann has continued to advise clients on electric industry technical and public policy issues.
Mr. Pfirrmann is a resident of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.