The Carmon Group Places David Lake within the Compliance Division of ReliabilityFirst

The Carmon Group is pleased to announce that David Lake will be joining ReliabilityFirst as a member of the Compliance Division for the organization. In this role, David will leverage his industry knowledge and expertise from working in the utilities industry to conduct compliance audits for utilities based in the thirteen states that ReliabilityFirst governs.

David has worked for First Energy in a variety of operational leadership roles since 2007. Prior to First Energy, he held roles in operations for the Timken Company and BOC Gases. David began his career with the United States Navy and received an Honorable Discharge in 1997. His hands-on knowledge of electrical systems, power transmission and leadership made him an ideal fit for the ReliabilityFirst organization.

About ReliabilityFirst ( ReliabilityFirst is a not-for-profit company incorporated in the State of Delaware, which began operations on January 1, 2006. ReliabilityFirst's mission is to preserve and enhance electric service reliability and security for the interconnected electric systems within the ReliabilityFirst geographic area. On July 20, 2006, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) was certified as the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) in the United States, pursuant to Section 215 of the Federal Power Act of 2005. Included in this certification was a provision for the ERO to delegate authority for the purpose of proposing and enforcing reliability standards by entering into delegation agreements with regional entities. ReliabilityFirst is one of the eight approved Regional Entities in North America, under the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).

The company is moving their headquarters from Fairlawn, Ohio to Independence, Ohio in early 2014 due to growth. ReliabilityFirst's primary responsibilities include developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance to those reliability standards for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. They provide seasonal and long-term assessments of bulk electric system reliability within the thirteen states that ReliabilityFirst has governance.

Chris Carmon was the search consultant managing this project. The Carmon Group is a Cleveland, Ohio-based, entrepreneurial, retained search firm. Our firm has a consistent track record for delivering the highest quality services which have a measurable and significant ROI on our clients’ businesses. We selectively partner with the best growth businesses throughout the United States. Our Leadership Team has over 75 years’ of combined experience in retained search.