John joined the PUD in February 2017, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He is responsible for construction, engineering, operations and maintenance of the utility’s transmission, substation and distribution assets. He also oversees fleet, real estate and environmental functions.
Before joining the PUD, John worked for the Public Service Company of New Mexico, serving as both Director of Safety and Transmission and Distribution Engineering and Operations. While there, he successfully led a transformation of the utility’s safety program. John began his career at the Central Illinois Light Company where he was an IBEW journeyman for 10 years. He also worked as Vice President of Power Delivery for the Indianapolis Power and Light Company. John attended University of Illinois and holds a bachelor of arts degree in accounting.