Craig is the Director of Systems Integrity/Engineering Staff of Southwest Gas. He directs and coordinates support to five operating divisions.
Craig is responsible for research; Transmission and Distribution Integrity Management (TRIMP & DIMP); Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Data Integration, Gas Planning and Pipeline Safety Planning for major initiatives.
In 1999, Craig began his career at Southwest Gas as an Engineer. Throughout his 18 years with Southwest Gas, he has held positions of increased responsibility to include Engineering Supervisor of Southern Nevada Division overseeing the design of transmission and distribution facilities for new business, franchise and system reinforcements; PVC and high-pressure steel pipeline replacements; large meter design; pipeline safety code compliance; MAOP studies and requalification programs and preparation of short and long-term capital budgets.
Craig was subsequently promoted to Engineering Manager and assigned to Carson City and Paiute Pipeline Company (a subsidiary of Southwest Gas). In this role, he oversaw operations of the transmission pipeline system, including design, engineering, mapping, technical services, construction and code compliance activities for Paiute’s pipelines, large meters, city gates, compressor stations and supply point functions. Regulatory requirements for Paiute include FERC, PHMSA, and the public utility commissions of Nevada and California.
Craig accepted the position as Manager of Engineering Staff and relocated to Las Vegas in 2009 where he was responsible for Transmission Integrity Management Program and its implementation at the company. This included auditing of the programs d by PHMSA as well as the public utilities commissions of Nevada, Arizona and California. Craig was promoted to Director in Engineering Staff in June 2013, where he oversaw TRIMP, DIMP, Systems Planning, Data Integration Group, GIS Support, Pipeline Safety, and Laboratory Services. With a reorganization of Engineering Staff in early 2016, he was then assigned to Director of Systems Integrity in February 2016.
Craig received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University Nevada Las Vegas in 1999 . He also received a Professional Engineer license in Nevada in 2008.
Craig is also extensively involved in the leadership of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Nevada State Chapter, and with several activities for the National level of that professional organization.