FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SEMCO ENERGY,
Inc. (NYSE: SEN) today announced the appointment of Steven B. Hicks as
President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company's utility pipeline
construction services subsidiary, EnStructure Corporation.
Marcus Jackson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SEMCO
ENERGY, Inc., made the announcement.
"Steve Hicks brings more than 23 years of solid experience leading private
and publicly-held businesses in utility infrastructure construction. His
executive leadership experience encompasses the development and implementation
of operational growth strategies and business planning in the U.S. and
internationally. We're happy to add his talents to the leadership of
EnStructure," Jackson said.
Mr. Hicks will be responsible for the overall operations of the
EnStructure division, which until recently was known as Sub-Surface
Construction Services, Inc. The division includes Sub-Surface Construction
Company in Michigan; Flint Construction Company in Georgia; Iowa Pipeline
Associates in Iowa, and Long's Underground Technologies, Inc. in Texas.
"EnStructure is poised to capitalize on an approaching resurgence in the
utility construction market and I look forward to the challenge of helping the
company become a leader in our niche market," Mr. Hicks said.
For the past 19 years, Mr. Hicks has been associated with Willbros Group,
Inc., an independent contractor serving the oil, gas and power industries,
providing construction, engineering and other specialty oilfield-related
services to industry and government entities worldwide. Most recently, he
served as Vice President of Operations with responsibility for all aspects of
business strategy and operations management in the Middle East. In addition,
Mr. Hicks managed worldwide equipment fleet procurement, and administration of
all international offices and expatriate personnel.
Early in his career, he was field office administrator for Henkles &
McCoy, Inc. in Norman, OK. Mr. Hicks holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.
SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 383,000 customers
combined in Michigan, as SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, and in Alaska, as ENSTAR
Natural Gas Company. It 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 computer market.
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.