Laclede Names Ken Smith Alagasco President
Alagasco (Alabama Gas Corporation) recently announced that Ken Smith will replace Dudley Reynolds as the president of the utility, which serves more than 200 Alabama communities including Birmingham and Montgomery.
Reynolds, currently president and COO, will retire at the end of March and Smith will take the reins April 1. Smith, currently vice president of system integrity for Alagasco, will report to Steve Lindsey, COO of distribution operations for The Laclede Group.
“Thanks to Alagasco’s strong leadership program, choosing Ken was an easy decision,” said Suzanne Sitherwood, president and CEO of The Laclede Group, the public utility holding company that operates Alagasco. “Ken has three decades of experience in our industry. He has spent his entire career at Alagasco and he is very well qualified to serve as president.”
Smith earned his engineering degree from Auburn University and then joined Alagasco as an industrial marketing representative. With more than 34 years of natural gas industry experience he has held many positions at Alagasco. He worked his way up to become manager of technical services, director of engineering services, division manager, and assistant vice president of technical services. For the past 17 years, Smith has been an officer of the company, holding positions such as vice president of operations and vice president of technical and transportation services.
Smith’s leadership extends to the national industry, having served in top-level positions with the American Gas Association and the Gas Technology Institute. He is also active in the Alabama Natural Gas Association.Alabama, Alagasco
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