FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN) today announced the appointment of Francis R.
Lieder to Director of Corporate Communications of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.
headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI.
Lieder, who has been with the Company since 1997, will continue to report
to Lila Bradley, Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs.
Bradley made the announcement saying, "We are fortunate to have Francis
Lieder's vast experience, skill and knowledge of communications and public
relations. He has been a great asset to the Company and we are pleased to
make this announcement."
Lieder is a 26-year veteran of the gas industry. He began his career
working in a variety of union and non-union roles for a large Michigan gas
utility, where he spent his earliest years learning about line operations.
Lieder has planned hundreds of communication programs and media events,
won numerous awards and written thousands of articles, one of which was
published in the November 1999 public relations trade paper, PR TACTICS. He
is an invited speaker at the American Conference Institute's May 2003 Seminar
on Public Relations for the Energy Industry. Lieder has a Master's degree in
Fine, Performing and Communications Arts from Wayne State University.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. is a diversified energy and infrastructure company that
distributes natural gas to more than 383,000 customers in Michigan and Alaska.
It also owns and operates businesses involved in natural gas pipeline
construction services, propane distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural
gas storage in various regions of the United States. In addition, it provides
information technology and outsourcing services, specializing in the mid-range
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.