Klappa to remain Chairman and CEO
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of WEC Energy Group (WEC) today announced that it has elected Kevin Fletcher as President of the company. The appointment is effective immediately.
Fletcher, 60, has more than 40 years of experience in the energy industry, most recently as President of We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service, the largest subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group.
Fletcher will report to Gale Klappa, who remains chairman and chief executive officer of WEC Energy.
In his new role, Fletcher will have overall responsibility for the operational and financial performance of the seven utilities that are part of WEC Energy Group.
"I've known and worked with Kevin for the past 25 years. He brings to his new role a tremendous depth of experience in engineering, operations, customer service, economic development and financial discipline. Kevin will provide great continuity to our organization going forward as he works with our leadership team to build on our track record of world class performance," Klappa said.
Prior to joining the company in November 2011, Fletcher was vice president – community and economic development at Georgia Power, Southern Co.'s largest subsidiary. In his 34-year career with Southern Co. in Atlanta – 16 of those years as an officer – Fletcher held leadership positions in operations, customer service, marketing and sales.
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WEC Energy Group (WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation's premier energy companies, serving 4.5 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.
The company's principal utilities are We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Michigan Gas Utilities, Minnesota Energy Resources and Upper Michigan Energy Resources. The company's other major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and owns electric generating plants.
WEC Energy Group (wecenergygroup.com), is a Fortune 500 company and a component of the S&P 500. The company has approximately 50,000 stockholders of record, 8,000 employees, and more than $31 billion of assets.