Jason Few, who’s served as president of Reliant Energy since May 2009, has left the company. Few’s last day was Friday, and his departure was announced to employees in an internal memo. Reliant spokeswoman Pat Hammond confirmed Few had left, but offered no explanation for the abrupt exit.
“He’s left the company to pursue other opportunities,” she said.
Few also served as executive vice president and chief customer officer for Reliant’s parent, NRG Energy. He joined the company in 2008.
Few’s duties will be split among two other senior executives, Elizabeth Killinger, senior vice president for residential and operations, who will become Reliant’s president, and Tom Gros, who handles major account sales, who will take over as president of NRG Solutions and chief customer officer, Hammond said.
Hammond said Few’s departure is unrelated to NRG’s merger with Houston-based GenOn Energy, a $1.7 billion deal that will make NRG the country’s largest independent power producer. While NRG has told its employees that there will be some “synergies” that result from the merger, it hasn’t announced any job cuts so far. GenOn, meanwhile, is eliminating 15 jobs, according to a notice filed earlier this month with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Those cuts pertain to executive jobs at its headquarters and are among 500 positions that are being eliminated as part of the deal. The cuts will be take effect between Dec. 3 and Dec. 17.
The company has released a list of the executives whose jobs are being cut, including Chairman and chief executive Edward Muller and Chief Financial Officer William Holden III.