PG&E Names John Simon And Edward Salas To Key Senior Leadership Positions


(San Francisco) –PG&E today announced the election of John Simon as senior vice president of human resources of PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) and its core business, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and Edward Salas as senior vice president of engineering and operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

“We are pleased to have both John and Ed join our team. They each bring vast experience and strengths to these key leadership positions, and will help reinforce our organization to best serve customers, support employees and provide value to our shareholders,” said Peter A. Darbee, PG&E Corporation Chairman, CEO and President.

Simon joins PG&E effective April 16. He will oversee all aspects of human resources including benefits, labor relations, recruiting and training for the corporation and the utility which together employ more than 20,000 people. Simon previously served in several senior management positions over the past seven years with TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a business services company with 47,000 employees in 17 countries. Simon received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and has a law degree from Georgetown University.

Effective April 11, Salas will have primary responsibility for gas and electric planning, engineering and operations, and transmission and distribution asset management. He most recently served as vice president of network strategy and planning for Verizon Wireless. Previously he was vice president of network engineering and planning for Vodafone AirTouch and vice president, German operations and chief technical officer of Mannesmann Mobilfunk. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University at Los Angeles and has also completed the Harvard Business School’s Executive Program.


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