Joseph Forline

Joseph Forline

Senior Vice President, Gas Operations | Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Joseph A. Forline is Senior Vice President, Gas Operations and oversees PG&E's natural gas transmission and distribution operations, with a focus on safety, compliance, customer service and operational efficiency.


Forline joined PG&E in 2021 after 35 years with Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey's largest provider of electric and natural gas service. In that time, he touched everything from customer service to business process improvement and engineering.


Forline served as PSE&G's Vice President of Gas Operations, responsible for the company's gas distribution, field construction and appliance service. Before taking on the gas operations business, Forline served as Vice President of Customer Solutions, overseeing the company's energy services, including solar energy, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.


He has also held leadership positions with the American Gas Association (AGA), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Customer Service Week, and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).


Forline is a longtime volunteer, having served on Boards for the March of Dimes, the United Way, and various economic development boards in New Jersey.


Forline graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering as well as a Master's degree in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the University of Michigan Executive Development Program. He earned his Certified Energy Manager credential from the American Association of Energy Engineers in 2010 and his Project Management Professional certification in 2016 from the New Jersey Project Management Institute.