SAN FRANCISCO - Pacific Gas and Electric Company
today announced the election of Thomas B. King, 41,
as Senior Vice President and Chief of Utility Operations.
King will direct the utility's operations for gas and
electric transmission and distribution, customer service,
customer revenue transactions, general services, internet
services, business development, and rates and account
services. In assuming his new title and responsibilities,
King follows James K. Randolph, 59, who is retiring
from Pacific Gas and Electric Company after more than
30 years of service.
"Tom King's depth of executive management experience
in the energy business makes him an exceptional new
addition to the utility's senior management team as
we look forward to exiting Chapter 11 and continuing
the company's solid utility operations," said
Gordon R. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
King joined PG&E Corporation in 1998 as President
and Chief Operating Officer of PG&E Gas Transmission.
In late 2002, he was chosen as President of PG&E
National Energy Group as that unit prepared for its
restructuring. Most recently, King has been Senior Vice
President of PG&E Corporation, based in San Francisco.
Prior to joining PG&E Corporation, King held several
senior executive positions at major firms in the wholesale
natural gas industry, including Kinder Morgan Energy
Partners, where he was President and Chief Operating
Officer. King earned a bachelor's degree in business
administration from Louisiana State University and is
a graduate of University of Michigan's Executive Management
Randolph, Senior Vice President and Chief of Utility
Operations, joined Pacific Gas and Electric Company
in 1970, became an officer in 1991 and assumed his current
responsibilities in 1997. His officer posts included
leading the Generation business unit and the Distribution
and Customer Service business unit.
"During his career, Jim distinguished himself
as a top contributor to the success of our utility
operations and a valued colleague on our management
Gordon Smith. "Over his three decades of rising responsibility
within the company, Jim's leadership has been a major
part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's success
in continuing to deliver solid operational results
for our customers."
PG&E Corporation Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
and President Robert D. Glynn, Jr., said, "Throughout
his career, Jim fostered the development of talented
individuals and unselfishly encouraged them toward
opportunities elsewhere in the company. In this,
he is clearly 'best-in-class.'
We thank him for his hard work and wish him well in
his retirement." Glynn added, "Tom King's
talents and experience make him ideally suited to
take on this leadership role."
King will assume his new responsibilities beginning
November 1, 2003.