(San Francisco) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company
today announced the election of Thomas B. King, 42,
as executive vice president and chief of utility operations,
effective today. King has been senior vice president
and chief of utility operations since November 2003.
King will continue to direct the utility's operations
for gas and electric transmission and distribution,
customer service, customer revenue transactions, general
services, internet services, business development,
and rates and account services.
"Tom has demonstrated a solid vision and commitment
to strengthening Pacific Gas and Electric Company's
operations," said Gordon R. Smith, president and chief
executive officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
"We look forward to his continued leadership."
King joined PG&E Corporation in 1998 as president
and chief operating officer of PG&E Gas Transmission.
In late 2002, he was named president of PG&E National
Energy Group as that unit prepared for its restructuring.
Following that assignment, King continued in his role
as senior vice president of PG&E Corporation, before
joining Pacific Gas and Electric Company in late 2003.
Prior to joining PG&E Corporation, King held several
senior executive positions at major firms in the wholesale
natural gas industry, including Kinder Morgan Energy
Partners, where he was president and chief operating
officer. King earned a bachelor's degree in business
administration from Louisiana State University and
is a graduate of University of Michigan's Executive