Donald R. SchneiderPresident, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.
Donald R. Schneider is president of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.
Mr. Schneider joined the Company in 1982 as a technician at the W. H. Sammis Plant. He has served in a variety of engineering and maintenance positions in the generation area, including plant manager of the Bruce Mansfield Plant. He was named vice president of Fossil Operations in 2001. In 2004, he was named vice president of Commodity Operations for FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy. In 2006, he was named vice president of Energy Delivery and Customer Service and Senior Vice President of Energy Delivery and Customer Service in 2007. He was appointed to his current position in 2009.
Mr. Schneider earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Youngstown State University, and he is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio. He also completed the Kellogg School of Management's Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University.
Mr. Schneider completed the executive seminar, “Strategic Leadership: Business & Public Policy Process,” presented by the Washington Campus in Washington, D.C. In June 2007, Mr. Schneider completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Reactor Technology Program for Utility Executives.
Mr. Schneider serves on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America – Great Trail Council, the Board of Trustees of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, the Board of the Energy Industries of Ohio as well as the Board of The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges. He is a member of the National Coal Council.