MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Oct 10, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Pike Electric
Corporation (NYSE: PEC), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced
electric distribution and transmission services, today announced the
appointment of James R. Fox as General Counsel and Secretary. Fox will be
responsible for providing legal representation to the corporation and its
subsidiaries. He will report directly to J. Eric Pike, Chairman, President and
CEO, and will be a member of our senior management team.
"Jim is a proven and effective leader and counselor," Pike said. "He
understands the business environment facing our company and has a successful
track record responding to legal and regulatory challenges."
Fox joins Pike Electric from the law firm Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A., based
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has spent more than thirty years
practicing in the area of complex business litigation including securities,
antitrust, intellectual property and contract litigation as well as
arbitration and mediation. Fox received a Juris Doctorate in 1971 from Duke
University, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal.
He received a bachelor's degree in History in 1968 from Duke University.
About Pike Electric
Pike Electric is one of the largest providers of outsourced electric
distribution and transmission services in the United States. The Company's
core activities consist of the maintenance, upgrade and extension of electric
distribution and sub-500 kilovolt transmission powerlines for more than 150
electric utilities, cooperatives and municipalities. Pike Electric services a
contiguous 19-state region that stretches from Pennsylvania in the north to
Florida in the southeast and Texas in the southwest and is a recognized leader
in storm restoration services. The Company's common stock is quoted on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol PEC. For further information regarding
Pike Electric, visit the company's website at http://www.pike.com or you may
phone us at 336-789-2171.
SOURCE Pike Electric Corporation
J. Eric Pike, Chairman and CEO of Pike Electric Corporation, +1-336-789-2171