Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> May 3, 2004

John Schneider – Semco Energy Inc (sen)

JOHN E. SCHNEIDER is Chief Financial Officer of SEMCO Energy, Inc. SEMCO is a Farmington Hills, Michigan-based company that distributes natural gas to more than 385,000 customers as SEMCO Energy Gas Company and in Alaska as Enstar Natural Gas Company. The company also operates businesses involved in pipeline construction services, propane distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural gas storage. Additionally, the information technology segment specializes in outsourcing services for the mid-range computer market. Mr. Schneider joined SEMCO in 1998 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SEMCO Energy Ventures. He most recently was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SEMCO Energy Gas Company. His background includes a number of senior management positions including 11 years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Primark Corporation's Financial Services Business. Mr. Schneider served as Assistant Treasurer of Michigan Consolidated Gas Company and related subsidiaries. Prior to this position, he was responsible for financing and investments at what is now ANR Pipeline. Mr. Schneider holds a Master's degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mathematics from Michigan State University. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of SEMCO Energy and

a picture of the things you're doing now?

Mr. Schneider: SEMCO Energy is a natural gas distribution company that