PMLP's Management Team

PMLP's 125th Anniversary Award Presentation in June 2016

PMLP Manager, Charles Orphanos receiving IMPACT award from Brian Sewell of the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company. Also pictured are Energy Services Engineer, Bryan Howcroft (l), and HR and Community Relations Manager, John Maihos (r).

Your Light Plant Leaders

Peabody's Municipal Light Plant's personnel and management team is over 70 strong. Meet our leaders.


PMLP's Manager, Charles Orphanos, has full responsibility for the operation and management of the Peabody Municipal Light Plant under the direction of the Peabody Municipal Lighting Commission.

Our Manager is required to be on call 24/7 to address and respond to regular light plant business and emergency situations.

Among many other things, our Manager provides leadership, motivation, and direction to Staff. He determines work priorities and assignments, coordinates Staff activities, and establishes operating policies and procedures.  He also performs all hiring, terminating and promoting of employees.


PMLP's Supervisor of Electrical Distribution, Philip Rohn, is under the general supervision of the Manager or Assistant Manager. He is responsible for planning, designing, coordinating, scheduling and supervising the construction, maintenance and operation of the transmission, distribution and metering systems of our utility.

Our Supervisor of Electrical Distribution is also responsible for the efficient operation of PMLP's Distribution Division. He prepares and administers the Distribution Division's budget and action plans, among many other related duties and maintains and enforces a complete and comprehensive safety program, including working policies and procedures.

He serves on-call 24 hours a day to address emergency situations involving all distribution, transmission, and metering facilities. Many times during unusual conditions, he performs emergency repair work.


PMLP's Business Manager, Karen Repucci, is responsible for the overall financial management of our utility. She oversees everything from our strategic financial planning to continuous internal auditing of all funds and much more.

Karen plans, designs, organizes, coordinates, schedules, supervises and directs the operations of PMLP's Business Division. Her primary areas of responsibility are Accounting and Finance, Customer Service, Data Processing, Inventory Control and Buildings and Grounds.


PMLP's Information Technology Manager, Joseph Anastasi, plans, directs and manages our IT Department in order to ensure the development and implementation of cost-effective systems and efficient computer operations that meet current and future decision-making requirements.

Our Information Technology Manager also provides company-wide vision and direction as to the application of technology systems within the PMLP, while helping to lead and define the corporate IT Strategy to align with business and operational objectives of the company, as well as the corporate mission statement to provide safe, reliable electricity and high quality service at the lowest possible rates.


PMLP's Supervising Electrical Engineer, Roy Simoes is responsible for planning, organizing and providing direction, control, and supervision of the Engineering Division. Our Supervising Electrical Engineer is under general supervision of the Manager or Assistant Manager.

Our Supervising Electrical Engineer is also responsible for advanced planning of our entire electric system to meet changing electrical needs of PMLP customers. He distributes project assignments and delegation of responsibility among the Engineering Division personnel.

He serves on-call 24 hours a day to address emergency situations or serious malfunctions of substations, distribution, and transmission systems.

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