“Hans has extensive experience in the areas of engineering design, construction, operations and maintenance of natural gas facilities,” said Bob Beard, President and CEO. “He will be a valuable asset to our senior management team.”

Throughout his 17-year career, Hans also has broadened his skill set to include integrity management and system planning, and has experience in the real estate market.

Most recently, he worked as Managing Director of Engineering at AGL Resources in suburban Chicago. Hans currently serves as the chair of the American Gas Association Distribution & Transmission Engineering Committee and is a licensed professional engineer.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.