Eric was the Senior Vice President/Operations leading division operations and corporate engineering in providing safe, reliable, and affordable service to Southwest’s customers in Arizona, California, and Nevada.
Eric was responsible for developing and executing strategies to enhance safety, reliability and the customer experience; advance integrity management, public safety and technical training programs; increase operational efficiencies; and identify and construct capital investments with supportive cost recovery. He is focused on advancing the Company’s Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS); delivering continuous and efficient operational improvements; and sponsoring efforts to modernize the legacy customer information system and integrated solutions.
Eric joined the Company in 1993 and has been named to various positions at Southwest Gas including Manager/Engineering in 1996, Director/Engineering Staff in 2002, Director/Operations in 2004, Vice President/Central Arizona Division in 2008, Vice President/Special Projects in 2010, Senior Vice President/Staff Operations and Technology in 2011, and Senior Vice President/Operations in 2012. Prior to Southwest, he worked at Public Service Company of New Mexico.
Eric received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. He completed the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in 2011 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Eric previously served on the Western Energy Institute Board of Directors, the American Gas Association Operations Section Managing Committee and Board Safety Committee, and the Board of Trustees of HELP of Southern Nevada.