PORT HURON, Mich., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SMGS)
announced on Dec. 10 the appointment of Anthony M. Izzo to Vice President of
Engineering & Operations for SEMCO ENERGY subsidiary ENSTAR Natural Gas
Company, located in Anchorage, Alaska. Izzo has been serving as City
President of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY's Battle Creek Division that distributes
natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in southwest
Izzo will report directly to Dick Barnes, President of ENSTAR Natural Gas
Company. His appointment is effective 1-1-2000. SEMCO ENERGY maintains an
interest in continuing Mr. Izzo's local affiliations on the Art Center of
Battle Creek Board of Directors, the Battle Creek Gas Company Advisory Board
and the Battle Creek Unlimited Board of Directors.
SEMCO ENERGY President & Chief Operating Officer Carl W. Porter made the
announcement. "Tony has done a fine job here for us in Battle Creek and we
thank him for his outstanding service. His leadership and experience is now
needed to help guide ENSTAR, which we recently acquired, through the process
of integrating the natural gas distribution company into the SEMCO ENERGY
family of businesses and toward greater incremental revenue generation,
expense control and increased profitability."
Mr. Izzo has held many positions in his 20-year utility career, including
Director of Operations for Battle Creek Gas Company and General Manager of
Distribution & Construction for New Jersey Natural Gas Company.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. is a diversified energy services and infrastructure
company with two regulated divisions and one unregulated division.
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