Semco Energy, Inc. names new construction division president and COO



FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 8, 2003 -- SEMCO ENERGY Inc. has announced the appointment of Steven B. Hicks as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company's utility pipeline construction services subsidiary, EnStructure Corporation.

Marcus Jackson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., made the announcement.

"Steve Hicks brings more than 23 years of solid experience leading private and publicly-held businesses in utility infrastructure construction. His executive leadership experience encompasses the development and implementation of operational growth strategies and business planning in the U.S. and internationally. We're happy to add his talents to the leadership of EnStructure," Jackson said.

Hicks will be responsible for the overall operations of the EnStructure division, which until recently was known as Sub-Surface Construction Services, Inc. The division includes Sub-Surface Construction Company in Michigan; Flint Construction Company in Georgia; Iowa Pipeline Associates in Iowa, and Long's Underground Technologies, Inc. in Texas.

"EnStructure is poised to capitalize on an approaching resurgence in the utility construction market and I look forward to the challenge of helping the company become a leader in our niche market," Hicks said.

For the past 19 years, Hicks has been associated with Willbros Group, Inc., an independent contractor serving the oil, gas and power industries, providing construction, engineering and other specialty oilfield-related services to industry and government entities worldwide. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Operations with responsibility for all aspects of business strategy and operations management in the Middle East. In addition, Hicks managed worldwide equipment fleet procurement, and administration of all international offices and expatriate personnel.

Early in his career, he was field office administrator for Henkles & McCoy, Inc. in Norman, OK. Hicks holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc. distributes natural gas to more than 383,000 customers combined in Michigan, as SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, and in Alaska, as ENSTAR Natural Gas Company. It owns and operates businesses involved in natural gas pipeline construction services, propane distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage in various regions of the United States. In addition, it provides information technology and outsourcing services, specializing in the mid-range computer market.


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