Gas Natural Inc. Appoints Michael R. Winter as New Independent Director
Gas Natural Inc. (NYSE MKT: EGAS) ("Gas Natural" or the "Company"), a holding company operating local natural gas utility companies serving approximately 73,000 customers in seven states, announced today that it has named Michael R. Winter to its Board of Directors. The Board now consists of nine directors, six of which are independent.
Mr. Gene Argo, Chairman of the Board of Gas Natural, commented, "Mike's extensive experience with public companies in the utilities and energy sector, especially with respect to regulatory accounting and reporting requirements, brings additional breadth to our Board. We welcome his expertise and look forward to benefitting from his industry knowledge as we execute our growth strategy to realize our potential."
Mr. Winter is a recently retired partner from the Energy & Utilities practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), where he specialized in providing assurance and advisory services to companies involved in the natural gas, electric and water industries. During his over 30-year career at PwC, Mr. Winter worked with various public and private clients in the consumer and industrial products and services industries, focusing on utility, manufacturing and service entities. His utility clients were geographically dispersed from Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania to Texas, Utah and California. Additionally, they included all aspects of the utility industry ranging from supply and transmission to local distribution. Some specific areas of expertise include: SEC regulatory accounting, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and capital markets transactions.
Mr. Winter received his BS from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his MBA from Canisius College. He is a licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Winter also plays an active role in his community serving on the boards of a number of professional and educational organizations in the Western New York region.
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