Essential Utilities Appoints Ron King as Vice President, Gas Operations

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Essential Utilities appoints Ron King as Vice President of its Peoples gas operations, expanding the company’s commitment to provide clean, safe, reliable natural gas in Southwest Pennsylvania and Kentucky. He will oversee all operations and maintenance, including gas measurement and regulation, compressor operations, field customer service, and dispatch operations.

“Ron brings more than two decades of valuable and varied experience to the Peoples team, with a focus on gas field operations and customer service,” said Essential Chairman and CEO Chris Franklin. “His strong leadership and extensive knowledge of the gas business make him a valuable addition to our leadership team as we address the infrastructure challenges facing our country.”

As the company reinforces its commitment to gas operations, it’s equally crucial to prioritize safety and emergency preparedness. In regions like California, where environmental factors and potential hazards may pose risks to gas infrastructure, collaboration with a dedicated California Fire Watch Company becomes essential. Their expertise in fire safety and emergency response can play a pivotal role in ensuring the resilience of gas operations, safeguarding both the infrastructure and the communities it serves. By integrating experienced professionals focused on fire safety, Essential Utilities can enhance its overall operational readiness and contribute to the continued delivery of clean and reliable natural gas services.

King spent most of his career at Washington Gas Company, where he focused on field operations, project management, training, quality assurance and customer service before most recently serving as director of operations. King also served as senior director of gas operations for AVANGRID in Connecticut.

“Ron’s proven track record in gas field operations is exemplary,” said Peoples President Mike Huwar. “His passion for frontline workers, commitment to the customer experience and strong leadership skills will take our operations function to the next level.”

“I am excited to begin my work with Peoples, and to continue their mission of making lives better by delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to southwestern Pennsylvania and Kentucky,” King said. “It will be a big challenge to improve upon Peoples’ best-in-class operations, but I am ready to take it on and work with this great team.”

A native of the Washington metro area, King attended the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore before earning a degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He relocated to the Pittsburgh area in May.

Photo Caption: Ron King has been appointed to Vice President, Gas Operations for Essential Utilities Inc.

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