News Release
Jan. 09, 2003


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today named A.R. Mullinax executive vice president of Duke Energy Business Services (DEBS), a new organizational unit that will deliver support services to the company’s business units and corporate groups. Mullinax will report to Fred Fowler, Duke Energy president and chief operating officer. 


Since March 2002, Mullinax has been president and chief executive officer of DukeNet Communications, which develops and operates fiber-optic communications systems. William “Brad” Davis, currently vice president of engineering and operations for DukeNet, will succeed Mullinax as president and chief executive officer.


DEBS will provide global sourcing and logistics, information technology services, corporate real estate services and human resources services to the company’s businesses and corporate functions. Additionally, three business units that also provide significant services to other Duke Energy businesses will become part of the new organization. Those units are Duke/Fluor Daniel, Energy Delivery Services and DukeNet Communications. 


Mullinax’s career with Duke Energy and its predecessor companies spans more than 25 years. He served as the company’s chief e-business officer and formerly led the global sourcing and logistics function. He held several leadership positions with PanEnergy Corp. before that company merged with Duke Power Co. in 1997 to create Duke Energy.


Davis has had a 20-year career with Duke Energy and Duke Power. He has held a series of ground-breaking positions as the company built its information technology and management capabilities.


Duke Energy is a diversified multinational energy company with an integrated network of energy assets and expertise. The company manages a dynamic portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses – meeting the energy needs of customers throughout North America and in key markets around the world. Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at:


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