University of North Dakota research center names new CEO

GRAND FORKS (AP) — A University of North Dakota research center that studies ways to improve energy development has a new leader.
School officials announced Tuesday that Charles Gorecki will take over in August as CEO of UND’s Energy & Environmental Research Center, or EERC. He replaces Tom Erickson, who was hired to lead a new state-sponsored research program at the EERC.
Gorecki has been with the EERC for 12 years, the last four of which were as director of subsurface research and development. He began his career with the EERC as a research engineer in 2007.
Erickson will be in charge of an initiative passed by the state Legislatures earlier this year meant to further the development and use of the state’s energy resources in a clean and efficient manner.