Duke Energy's Strategic Services lead A.R. Mullinax to retire May 1

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A.R. Mullinax, Duke Energy's executive vice president of Strategic Services, announced Tuesday he would retire from the company effective May 1.

Mullinax, 61, has worked for Duke Energy and its predecessor companies for the past 38 years. No replacement has been named.

"I'm grateful for A.R.'s steady leadership and commitment to Duke Energy," said Lynn Good, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "He has accepted many challenges throughout his career and has always delivered results for the company and our customers."

Mullinax currently oversees Duke Energy's Strategic Services function, which encompasses information technology, supply chain and administrative services.

"While I have been privileged to work in a variety of areas and on several major projects over the past 38 years, the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people at Duke Energy has also been a great experience," said Mullinax.

Previously, he served as vice president, Information Technology, and chief information officer. During 2011, he served as Duke Energy's integration executive, with responsibility for the planning of integration activities for the Duke Energy-Progress Energy merger.

Mullinax was honored last year by the Charlotte Business Journal for his long-time success in the information technology field.

His career began with the internal audit staff for Texas Eastern Corp. in 1977, a predecessor company of Duke Energy. In the decades that followed, he served in roles with greater responsibility in various functions in Houston, Saudi Arabia and Charlotte – including corporate planning, accounting, information technology, shared services, global sourcing and logistics.

A native of Cameron, Texas, Mullinax earned his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. After his retirement, he expects to reside in North Carolina, but spend more time in his native Texas.

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