SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. Names Steven W. Warsinske Vice President and Controller

PORT HURON, Mich., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. (NYSE: SEN) today announced that Steven W. Warsinske has been named Vice President and Controller. Sebastian Coppola, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., made the announcement.

"Steve is a tremendous asset to SEMCO ENERGY Inc." Coppola said. "His long tenure with the Company gives him invaluable insight to the growth and changes that have shaped our strategic goals and portfolio of businesses. His career is a record of solid achievements."

Warsinske, who joined the Company as an accountant in 1978, has been serving as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, the Michigan gas distribution division of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. His responsibilities include accounting operations, financial reporting for both the regulated and diversified businesses of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., and compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Michigan Public Service Commission financial reporting requirements. He also is responsible for the Company's, state and federal tax filings and returns.

Warsinske, who lives in Marysville with his wife and three children, holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Walsh College, is a Certified Internal Auditor and the current President of the Finance and Accounting Committee of the Michigan Electric and Gas Association.

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. is a diversified energy and infrastructure company that distributes natural gas to more than 350,000 customers combined in Michigan and Alaska. Its subsidiary, 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.
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