Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Robert Sanchez Named O&R President, CEO

Robert Sanchez

PEARL RIVER – Robert Sanchez, the senior vice president of Corporate Shared Services at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY), has been named president and chief executive officer of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) effective today.

He also has been named a member of the Board of Directors of Orange and Rockland Utilities and Rockland Electric Company, Inc.

Sanchez succeeds Timothy P. Cawley, who had served as O&R’s president and chief executive officer since 2013. Cawley has been named president of CECONY, succeeding Craig Ivey, who will retire on Dec. 31.

As senior vice president of Corporate Shared Services, Sanchez had responsibilities overseeing technology infrastructure, cyber security, gas and electricity supply and resource planning. He also was responsible for employee recruitment, retention, benefits, compensation and professional development as well as supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives for the company’s 15,000 employees.

A 27-year veteran of Con Edison, Sanchez has served in numerous positions of increasing responsibility since joining Con Edison in 1990, including vice president of Brooklyn and Queens Electric Operations and vice president of System and Transmission Operations.

He has served on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity NYC, the Teatown Lake Reservation, the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. He also is a member of the 2017-2018 Class of David Rockefeller Fellows.

Sanchez holds an MBA in finance from Pace University and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Miami.

  1. Howie Lerner !!heres a note…the last month or more O&R has been installing the new Smart meters..by a company Aclara…I want to ask that The Town as well as The County leaders contact O&R and Aclara for this reason…When they installed my new meter the person who I believe is hired by Aclara left my box that the new meter was attached too with large “Black Marks”and the box wasnt staying closed like it used to be…Great Work!!!!! NOT!!!!!!! when I contacted O&R I then had to contact Aclara a guy came over and told me the Black Marks was caused by “Arching” not a good thing!!!he then admitted i was not the only house that had the problem caused by the installer.He admitted that the installer did not tell anyone!!!and that they were letting him go!! now people that was November 30TH!!!the other day after close to 1 and a half hours on the phones..they said maybe it will be corrected in january!!with a new box ..great follow up????bottom line I asked why arent there supervisors checking all the new meter installations??they said no way!!sad commentary as its all about “Them Saving money”they did damage to my electric box and I am not the only one..to correct it they have to get a electrician and O&R has to “cut off power to my house for hours!!!in january!!!! and I was told that O&R “will not stay at my house while the electrician fixes it…so I will have to wait them to come back to “Turn on My Power”!!!!!it is January!!! I am asking both CLARKSTOWN AND ROCKLAND LEADERS TO Demand that there be a “Inspection of each house after the meter change..after all Arching doesnt seem a safe thing to have occurred!!!!one has to wonder how many other houses had damage ????I am sure not every box is visable..Amazing that I have to endure no power for 2 to 3 hours because of their actions and its all About O&R saving money by using less people to read meters..Sad that O&R after 5 weeks has not corrected the damage to my house!!!! ” “as of today Aclara has informed me!!!its O&R’s problem!!!!!conflicting what a person from Aclara told me last week that he will try to get it fixed in january!!!!!!I guess the company feels its ok to ignore a customer for many many weeks after they caused damage to their house!!!!!!Arching is extremely dangerous …

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