PG&E appoints three VPs

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) announced today that its board of directors appointed Barry Anderson as vice president of emergency preparedness and Response, Patrick Hogan as vice president of electric operations asset management and Mallik Angalakudati as vice president of financial and resource management in gas operations.

Anderson has served as interim vice president of a new emergency preparedness and response organization that PG&E created on March 15. He will oversee PG&E’s company-wide emergency management initiatives including logistics support, communications, alignment with local governments, and resource and damage modeling. This new organization is reflective of PG&E’s commitment to implementing industry best practices so that the company can respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and natural disasters.

Anderson has more than 30 years of experience within the electric utility industry. He joined PG&E in 2011 as senior director of electric distribution system operations. Prior to joining PG&E, he was the senior director of network operations for Florida Power and Light (FPL).

Some of Anderson’s responsibilities in his previous roles included emergency management, power restoration, and implementation of smart grid technologies.

As vice president of electric operations asset management, Hogan will be responsible for all aspects of PG&E’s asset investment and reliability strategies, including the implementation of industry best practices in controls, systems and standards.

Hogan comes to PG&E from British Columbia Hydro where he served as vice president of engineering and design for electric transmission and distribution systems. He also previously served as senior vice president of electric distribution asset management for National Grid.

In these roles Hogan oversaw electric system planning and reliability, engineering standards, maintenance policies, and research development and deployment functions. Hogan replaces PG&E’s retiring vice president of asset management, Placido “P.J.” Martinez.

As vice president of financial and resource management in gas operations, Angalakudati will oversee contractor and workforce planning, process improvement and quality assurance and control. Angalakudati most recently led the retail revenue process at National Grid and held leadership roles in gas operations at major utilities and consulting firms. He received his MBA from the University of Michigan.

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