PORT HURON, Mich., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN)
today announced the appointment of Sebastian Coppola as President and Chief
Operating Officer of SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES, the Company's unregulated
subsidiary that owns intrastate gas transmission pipelines, underground gas
storage and other non-regulated assets in Michigan. The appointment is
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Coppola also will remain Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
William L. Johnson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., made the announcement.
"Through modest investments, we currently own intrastate gas transmission
pipelines and underground natural gas storage facilities in Michigan that
support our distribution system," said Johnson.
"We may make prudent additional investments in transmission and storage
projects that are connected to our distribution systems in Michigan and in
Alaska. Bidding on and winning such projects may also enhance our engineering
and construction unit, NATCOMM, by providing opportunities to design and/or
build the facilities. Seb Coppola has the vision and the leadership skills to
maximize the profitability of our pipeline and storage segment as it now
exists and to direct its future," Johnson said.
Coppola joined SEMCO ENERGY in January 1999 after almost 24 years with MCN
ENERGY GROUP, Inc. where he held a variety of management positions, including
Senior Vice President of Finance.
"I look for to the added challenge of leading SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES into
the next phase of development and growth," he said.
In addition to owning SEMCO ENERGY VENTURES, SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. is a
natural gas distribution company with more than 367,000 customers combined in
Michigan and Alaska. NATCOMM, Inc., the Company's Houston-based engineering
and construction services company, provides gas engineering and quality
assurance services, pipeline construction services. Through its wholly-owned
subsidiary, Aretech Information Services, Inc., the Company also provides
information technology and outsourcing services, specializing in the mid-range
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