Authority Appoints Regional Manager for Western New York, Niagara Project
December 15, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New York
Power Authority has announced the appointment of Randy D. Crissman as
Regional Manager for Western New York and the top local official at its
Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
He succeeds Ronald W. Ciamaga, who retired. The
appointment is effective Jan. 5, 2004.
Crissman’s appointment, and that of Allen D. Schriver,
were announced by Robert A. Hiney, executive vice president of project
Schriver will succeed Crissman as Regional Manager for
Northern New York. He will be based at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D.
Roosevelt Power Project in Massena.
“Randy Crissman and Allen Schriver provide a wealth of
knowledge about our hydroelectric plants and enormous experience in all
aspects of their operations,” said Hiney. “They have been deeply
involved with ongoing life extension and modernization programs at both
The Power Authority is investing about $500 million in
upgrading and modernizing the two facilities.
Crissman returns to Niagara Falls after 2 ½ years as
the Power Authority’s Regional Manager for Northern New York.
He joined the Power Authority staff in 1986 as a senior
hydraulic engineer, residing at the Niagara Project and reporting to the
Power Authority’s Energy Control Center in Marcy, NY. He was promoted
to general maintenance superintendent at the Niagara Project in March
1999. Prior to that he served one year as a senior engineer in the
Power Generation Engineering Division located in White Plains, while
still residing at the Niagara Project. He was project manager for the
design and construction of the icebreaker William H. Latham, and also
manager of a multi-year evaluation of measures for reducing ice jamming
in the upper Niagara River, a project that resulted in a new design for
an ice boom at the entrance to the river.
He has served as the Power Authority's representative
on the working committee of the International Niagara Board of Control
and has coordinated NYPA's responsibilities with Ontario Power
Generation for the maintenance of jointly operated facilities on the
Niagara River and the St. Lawrence River.
Crissman earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil
engineering and also an M.B.A. from the State University of New York in
He and his wife Karen, an interior designer, are the
parents of two adult daughters, Erin and Lindsey.