Grant Yoshihara is responsible for overall management and coordination of utility operations that includes engineering, storage and delivery system construction, operations and maintenance, codes and compliance, training and quality assurance, and work management. He is a Company representative in three national/regional trade organizations.
Grant has a total of 32 years of experience in the energy industry. He spent 12 years in the electric utility and independent power development industry before joining Northwest Natural in 1991. Prior to his current assignment at NW Natural, he managed gas supply contracts, major accounts, commercial services, marketing and advertising, construction operations, and customer service. He is also involved in supporting several community and charitable organizations and is a current board member of Volunteers of America Oregon, Japan-America Society of Oregon and the Multnomah Athletic Foundation.
Grant earned bachelors and masters degrees in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Oregon. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Oregon.
Grant and his wife, Colleen reside in Portland, Oregon.