Patrick Moran, president and COO of AES Corporation, passed away in Newton, Mass. on May 14 after a very brief illness.

Moran was a dedicated and loyal AES employee, leading the executive team during his tenure, AES CEO and CTO Michael Sherman said in an email. He worked tirelessly on continuous process improvement efforts and implemented policies in support of the company mission, vision and values. Patrick was passionate about his work and family.

He enjoyed his calling as a strategic advisor in the investment banking industry and as a management consultant. Patrick held multiple degrees from Boston College, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (where he was the first Wolfowitz Scholar) and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. An avid reader and quite the historian, Patrick had an affinity for storytelling and particular passion for the Northern Ireland conflict. He had an enthusiasm for sharing his extensive knowledge of world history and excerpts from the latest book he was reading.

“Patrick joined AES in November of 2017. Since joining the company, he led the business to new levels of success gaining friendships within the organization, establishing valued relationships with our customers and so much more,” Sherman said. “There is no doubt his absence will be felt and he will be missed.”

Moran is survived by his daughter Lyla, his father, a half-sister, extended family and many friends. He is predeceased by his sister Nancy, with whom he was particularly close.