Charles R. Black, President of Tampa Electric Co., joined the company in 1973 and during the next seven years held various engineering positions within the Production Department. From 1980 to 1989, Black held various management positions including Budget Director for Tampa Electric.
Black was named Vice President-Energy Supply, in December 1996 with responsibilities that included five power plants, fuels, environmental and engineering departments.
In 1999, the company named Black Vice President-Energy Supply, Engineering and Construction with responsibilities for Tampa Electric’s Generation Expansion Program and the repowering of the Gannon Station and its conversion to the Bayside Power Station.
Black is actively involved with the Gulf Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He presently serves on the College of Engineering Advisory Board at the University of South Florida. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Black earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1973 from the University of South Florida. He is a native of Spartanburg, S.C. He is married and has two sons.more » « less