Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) appointed Greg Kiraly senior vice president of electric distribution operations.
Kiraly, who has served as vice president of electric distribution operations, will lead a team of 4,200 employees that design, build, maintain and operate the company’s electric distribution system.
The department recently expanded to include customer service delivery, a joint electric and gas team responsible for energy service requests. Kiraly will continue to report directly to Executive Vice President of Electric Distribution Operations Geisha Williams.
Since joining PG&E in 2008, Kiraly has been a major force in the company’s efforts to improve electric distribution reliability. Thanks in part to Kiraly’s leadership and the tireless work of his team, the duration of electric outages experienced by customers has decreased steadily during the past four years. Service interruptions are also at an all-time low.
This year, Kiraly was instrumental in the launch of several significant employee safety programs to foster and develop a safety culture focused on providing employees with the tools, training and knowledge needed to remain safe on the job. Kiraly also has taken an active leadership role on safety issues for the company as a member of the executive safety steering committee.
Kiraly joined PG&E as vice president of electric maintenance and construction in what was then the utility’s energy delivery organization. In 2010, Kiraly took on a special assignment to oversee the day-to-day operations of the smart meter operations team.
Before joining PG&E in 2008, Kiraly served as vice president, distribution system operations, energy delivery at Commonwealth Edison in Chicago. Kiraly also spent 15 years with Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in Newark, N.J., where he held positions in gas and electric distribution.