February 27, 2003, Gastonia, NC, - SCANA Corporation's Board of Directors has appointed Jerry Richardson to the position of president and chief operating officer of PSNC Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG).
Richardson, a 35-year employee of PSNC Energy, has been the company's senior vice president since May 2002. He will continue to report to Kevin Marsh, SCANA's chief financial officer, who also served as PSNC Energy's president for the past two years. Richardson's promotion is effective immediately.
"Jerry Richardson has been an integral part of the PSNC Energy organization for many years, and SCANA has complete confidence in his ability to effectively lead and grow the company as we move forward," Marsh said.
A registered professional engineer, Richardson graduated from North Carolina State University and began his career at PSNC Energy as a field engineer in Durham in 1968. Richardson went on to work as a division engineer and was promoted to vice president in 1982. He was named to PSNC Energy's senior management team as senior vice president 1990. Following SCANA's acquisition of PSNC Energy in 2000, Richardson served as vice president of operations before assuming his most recent leadership role as the subsidiary's senior vice president.
Joining Richardson at PSNC Energy as the company's new vice president of operations is Rusty Harris, current vice president of electric operations for South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), another SCANA subsidiary. Harris earned his electrical engineering degree from Clemson University and received his MBA degree from the University of South Carolina. He joined SCE&G as a junior engineer in 1986 and worked as an area district manager before becoming vice president of electric operations in 1997. Harris will report to Richardson and will assume his new responsibilities March 31.
PSNC Energy is franchised to serve a 28-county service area in North Carolina and distributes natural gas to approximately 380,000 winter-peak customers in 95 cities and communities ranging from the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas in the north central part of the state; the Concord, Statesville, Gastonia, and Forest City areas in the Piedmont; to the Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard areas in the western part of the state. More information about PSNC Energy is available through the company's web site a www.psncenergy.com.
SCANA Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Columbia, SC, is an energy-based holding company principally engaged, through subsidiaries, in electric and natural gas utility operations, telecommunications and other energy-related businesses. Information about SCANA is available on the Company's web site at www.scana.com.