Statewide: Eastern region, August 2014
STATEWIDE Eastern Region
Golf course gains new champion
ELIZABETH CITY — Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Charlotte-based Duke Energy, will build three solar farms totaling 52 megawatts near here by the end of 2015. American University, George Washington University and George Washington University Hospital, all in the District of Columbia, will buy electricity from the sites, which will generate 123 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. That’s enough to power 8,200 homes. It will be the largest photovoltaic solar project east of the Mississippi River.
WILMINGTON — AAIPharma Services named Stephan Kutzer chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1. He replaces Patrick Walsh, who resigned in April after about four years in the post. Kutzer also will serve as CEO of Germantown, Wis.-based Cambridge Major Laboratories, which merged with AAIPharma in October. He was chief operating officer of Basel, Switzerland-based Lonza Group.
WILMINGTON — New Hanover Regional Medical Center entered into a shared-services partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System, seeking to reduce costs by combining purchasing power. The Charlotte-based health system also will provide clinical consulting services for the 769-bed hospital, which employs more than 6,000 here.
WILMINGTON — Gary Miller resigned as chancellor of UNC Wilmington effective July 31 to take the same position at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. William Sederburg, a former Michigan state senator and commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education, was named interim chancellor. The board of trustees will form a search committee to find a permanent successor.