John Voyles was named to his current position in 2008. He has more than 40 years of experience in the electric utility industry. In this position, he is responsible for leading the Transmission division, generation development projects and construction, generation engineering and support services, and Research and Development activities.
Voyles started his career as a mechanical engineer at Louisville Gas and Electric Company in 1976. He subsequently held various manager and director positions at LG&E's Mill Creek and Cane Run generating stations and its Ohio Falls hydroelectric station. Voyles also served as LG&E Energy Corporation’s first Director of Environmental Excellence and LG&E Energy's Director, Generation Services. He served as Vice President, Regulated Generation before being promoted to his present position.
Voyles has a degree in mechanical engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. His professional development includes management development programs at Emory Business School and the University of Louisville. Voyles has attended leadership development courses at Harvard University, MIT’s Sloan School of Management and the Center for Creative Leadership.
Voyles serves on the Boards of the Louisville Fund for the Arts, the Ohio Valley Electric Company and Electric Energy Inc. He also serves on EPRI’s Research Advisory Committee, including 5 years as Chairman.