ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ENSTAR Natural Gas Company today
announced the appointment of Curtis W. Thayer as Director, Public and
Barrett Hatches, President of ENSTAR Natural Gas Company, made the
announcement. ENSTAR is a division of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN)
"Curtis Thayer is proving an immediate asset to ENSTAR through his
organizational skills and leadership qualities. His positive relationships in
the community provide a conduit to increasing the company's presence in the
communities we serve. I am happy to welcome him to our managerial team," he
Thayer comes to ENSTAR after eight years as Special Assistant to U.S. Rep.
Don Young (R-Alaska), Chairman of the House Resources Committee. Thayer
traveled extensively across Alaska and the country while working for Young.
He most recently served as Finance Chairman on the campaign of Anchorage
Mayor-elect George Wuerch. He also will serve on the transition team.
As Director of Public and Governmental Affairs, Thayer is responsible for
developing standards, policies and procedures to broaden ENSTAR's
representation in the communities served by the company.
Thayer has extensive background in working with a broad coalition of
community leaders in planning, organizing and implementing efforts to benefit
the Anchorage community and the entire state. His managerial duties have
included political campaign staffs and media and political consultants as well
as fundraising and research efforts.
The Alaska native earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and
Justice from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
ENSTAR Natural Gas Company, which provides natural gas service to more
than 100,000 customers, is a division of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. The Company's
Michigan division, SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, distributes natural gas to more
than 250,000 customers in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
has two subsidiaries. SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES owns 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 States. Aretech Information
Services, Inc. is a southeastern Michigan-based information technology company
specializing in outsourcing to the mid-range computer market.
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
Web site: http: //www.semcoenergy.com
CONTACT: Francis R. Lieder, Jr. of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., 810-987-2200, ext. 4188, fax, 810-989-4098