AKRON, Ohio, May 29, 2015 -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named Michael J. Yeager to director of Technical and Lab Services at the company's BETA Laboratory in Mayfield, Ohio.  In this position, he is responsible for overseeing the services offered by the facility (lab), including electronics refurbishment, environmental and fuel analyses, fire and safety services, calibration and repair, metallurgical failure analysis and material identification.  BETA provides services for FirstEnergy facilities as well as other commercial and industrial customers.

A 26-year nuclear industry employee, Yeager began his career at FENOC's Perry Nuclear Power Station, where he held a number of positions in Engineering and Operations.  He joined BETA Laboratory in 2005 to manage the lab's external business operations, major projects and financial reporting.

Yeager holds a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Youngstown State University.  He held a shift technical advisor certificate for Perry.

"Mike's familiarity with all aspects of BETA's operations, coupled with his high standards and leadership abilities, will ensure the lab continues to deliver precise and timely services for customers," said Brian Boles, vice president of Nuclear Fleet Support.

FirstEnergy Corp. is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. In addition to BETA Laboratory, its FENOC subsidiary also operates the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio, and the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa.  Visit FENOC on the web at www.fenoc.com, and follow the nuclear plants on Twitter:  @DavisBesse, @Perry_Plant, and @BVPowerStation.

Editor's Note: A photo of Yeager is available on Flickr.

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