Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Southern Gas Company
Johnny Howze III was named vice president of Supply Chain Management (SCM) for Gas, Generation, and Services, for Southern Company in June of 2019. In this role, he is responsible for sup-porting Southern Company’s vision and strategy by ensuring that the company receives quality materials and services essential to performance.
Vice President, Procurement
Public Service Enterprise Group
Christine Neely was named vice president, procurement, PSEG Services Corporation, effective July 2018. As head of procurement, Ms. Neely is responsible for the development and execution of the companywide procurement strategy and leads a diverse professional team that strategically secures PSEG’s nearly $5 billion annual spend.
California American Water and Hawaii American Water
Rich Svindland is a Professional Engineer and utility executive with over 30 years of experience in the water/wastewater fields. He currently serves as the President for California American Water and Hawaii American Water both investor-owned regulated utilities, where he and his team of 300 dedicated employees are responsible for the operation of water/wastewater systems serving nearly 700,000 people.
Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer
Tony Tomczak is the vice president of Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer for DTE Energy. Tomczak is responsible for strategic management of the company’s procurement, supplier performance management, warehousing, fleet, facilities and real estate organizations. In addition, he leads implementation of environmental sustainability projects within DTE’s buildings, fleet vehicles and supply chain. He is also responsible for the company’s local and diverse supplier initiatives.