JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest energy provider and the fourth-largest U.S. combination utility, announced today two leadership changes. The appointments reinforce the Company's focus on delivering safe, reliable natural gas service, while supporting a tax and regulatory framework that allows customer-focused investments, infrastructure modernization and grid automation.
Charles Crews will serve as vice president of gas operations, and Scott McIntosh will serve as vice president of tax. Both changes will take effect Sept. 1.
Crews will have responsibility in the newly created position for gas distribution and the integrity of the company's gas system. Consumers Energy provides natural gas to 1.7 million homes and businesses, and the company has set records for delivering natural gas to customers in each of the last two colder-than-normal winters.
"Charles brings experience, knowledge and skills that we are confident will help us continue to achieve our goals to deliver energy safely, reliably, affordably and sustainably," said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy's senior vice president of distribution operations, engineering and transmission.
Crews joined Consumers Energy in 2013 after 19 years serving in roles of increasing responsibility at NiSource, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, and Houston. Since joining the company, he has held leadership roles in energy delivery and energy operations. Crews has a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering from Ohio University, and a master's degree in business administration from Capital University.
McIntosh will have responsibility for Consumers Energy's tax department, including regulatory issues, domestic tax matters, and acquisitions and divestitures. He replaces Theodore Vogel, who is retiring.
"Scott has over 18 years of professional tax experience and is a capable leader who I know we can count on," said Tom Webb, Consumers Energy's executive vice president and chief financial officer.
McIntosh has been with Consumers Energy for 11 years, serving most recently as director of tax compliance and accounting. McIntosh has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Michigan State University, and a master's degree in taxation from Golden Gate University.
Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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SOURCE Consumers Energy