HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - Houston-based Champion Energy Services (www.championenergyservices.com), one of the fastest growing retail electric providers in the nation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Young as head of Information Technology and Controls.
Jeff Young joins Champion as its Vice President of Information Technology and Controls reporting to David J. Tudor, the company's President and CEO. Mr. Young brings over 23 years of experience in the energy industry where he has had a broad focus in commercial and retail gas and power trading in North America, IT system implementations, and telecom. He joined Champion from Utility Management Corporation (UMC). Prior to joining UMC, Jeff was a Partner in the energy practice of PA Consulting Group, Inc., a global management consulting organization based in the UK. Mr. Young will be responsible for Champion's existing Information Technology team and for enhancing the existing risk management controls of the company.
"We are delighted to welcome Jeff to Champion. Jeff's significant knowledge and experience in the energy trading and consulting business make him a great fit for our business as we build out our technology platform to support our continued growth strategy," said David J. Tudor.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to join the team at Champion and participate in the growth of the business, building on the exceptional success and reputation they have in the industry," said Mr. Young.
About Champion Energy Services
Houston-based Champion Energy Services is one of the fastest-growing and largest retail electric providers (REPs) in the nation and one of the top REPs never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; governmental, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio, Maryland and New York; natural gas customers in Illinois and plans to begin serving customers in the District of Columbia and Delaware in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company has ranked "Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service, Four Years in a Row" according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2013 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Studies(SM).* Backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital and EDF Trading North America, LLC, the company currently serves more than 1.3 million residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 3,200 megawatts.
* For J.D. Power and Associates award information, go to www.jdpower.com.