Allen Reaves became vice president and senior production officer in 2010. Previously he served as manager of Plant Daniel beginning August 2008, after serving as site manager for Southern Power’s Plant Franklin in Smiths Station, Alabama.
Reaves began his career with Alabama Power in 1980 as a cooperative education student. He held numerous positions at Alabama Power beginning at Plant Barry as an engineer in 1983 before progressing to maintenance supervisor and shift foreman. He has served in leadership roles at plants Gorgas, Barry and Miller in the operations, maintenance, technical and administrative functions. Reaves also worked as a labor relations specialist for two years.
Reaves served as project director at SEI’s Trinidad and Tobago Company, where he was responsible for the reliable operation and maintenance of 1,260 MW’s of electricity.
Reaves was subsequently named manager of Plant McIntosh for Savannah Electric. In 2001 Reaves moved to Alabama with Southern Power serving as Combined Cycle site manager for Plant Harris in Autaugaville.
While in Trinidad, Reaves was chairman of the membership committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and was also involved in the environmental committee.
Reaves’ community involvement while at Plant Daniel includes board member of SEMS Red Cross and board member of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center.
Reaves earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
He is a McCalla, Alabama native, and he and his wife, Tammie, have two children Lauren and Joel.