PORT HURON, Mich., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SMGS) today announced the appointment of M. Colleen Starring to City
President of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, Battle Creek Division. The Battle
Creek Division distributes natural gas to more than 35,000 residential,
commercial, and industrial customers in southwest Michigan. Starring
succeeds Anthony M. Izzo who has been appointed Vice President of Engineering
& Operations at ENSTAR Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
located in Anchorage, Alaska.
Starring previously held the position of Manager, Central Operations and
has been with SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, known as Battle Creek Gas Company, for
23 years. During her tenure, Starring has obtained vast experience in
Operations, Technical Services, Marketing, Customer Service, and Accounting.
Starring will report directly to Jon Kosht, President of SEMCO ENERGY GAS
COMPANY. "Colleen's extensive experience will help guide this organization
toward our goal of becoming one of the leading gas utilities in the energy
industry. Her presence also will ensure that the cooperative relationship we
have with Battle Creek's leadership will have mutually beneficial results for
customers. Colleen is a life-long resident of the area and her appointment
further demonstrates our commitment to this community," Kosht said.
Starring is a 1999 graduate of the Battle Creek Leadership Academy. She
is a member of the National Association of Female Executives and an active
participant in the American Gas Association and the Midwest Energy
Association. Starring serves as Account Executive and on the Allocation
Committee for the United Way.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. is a diversified energy services and infrastructure
company with two regulated and one unregulated divisions.
SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY and ENSTAR Natural Gas Co. are natural gas
distribution companies with a combined total of more than 350,000 customers in
Michigan and Alaska. SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES, the unregulated division,
acquires and operates businesses involved in gas engineering and quality
assurance services, pipeline construction services, propane distribution,
intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage in various regions of the United
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
CONTACT: Francis R. Lieder, Jr. of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., 810-987-2200, ext. 4186, or fax, 810-989-4098