CenterPoint’s Angst Elected UTC Board Chair
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | Comments

Energy and water utility representatives across the U.S. approved a new slate of officers to lead the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), effective immediately through May 2020.

At UTC’s Annual Telecom & Technology membership meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, UTC’s core members elected Greg Angst, a consulting engineer in the technology strategic planning, innovation and delivery group at CenterPoint Energy, as its new chairman of the board. Angst succeeds Immediate Past Chair Roger Bryant of Southern Company.

UTC members also elected Kevin Huff, telecommunications operations manager at Salt River Project, as its vice chair, and Paul Lambert, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), radio, and LM Foreman at East River Electric Cooperative, as its secretary/treasurer.

Each officer will serve a one-year term.

UTC is the global association at the nexus of the energy, utility and telecommunications industries. Representing energy and water providers of all sizes and ownership structures, UTC advocates for the information and communications technology (ICT) needed for the safe and reliable delivery of these vital services.

“This past year has been humbling, fulfilling, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Bryant. “We successfully raised the profile of the challenges utilities face in maintaining and sustaining their ICT networks that are absolutely essential for day-to-day reliability, grid modernization, safety and security. My thanks to the UTC staff, particularly President and CEO Joy Ditto, for their support. I know Chairman Angst and his slate of capable officers will have a tremendous year.”

Angst has a strong background in network engineering of voice/data, synchronization, radio, microwave, fiber telecommunications and telecom DC/AC power systems. He is a past UTC region director, past UTC Region 7 chair and past chair of the UtiliSite committee. Additionally, he served on the UTC’s audit and research committees, and chaired the UTC Program Planning committee.

“I am honored to become the new UTC chairman of the board,” said Angst. “This is such an opportune time to be focused on energy and water providers’ ICT needs. Our members provide essential, lifesaving services. Our needs for strong, resilient and reliable communications will only grow. I look forward to this opportunity. I also want to thank Immediate Past Chair Bryant for his steadfast leadership. We are all better because of his service.”

Angst holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston. He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in Texas, a registered communications distribution designer (RCDD), a member of the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI), a project management professional (PMP), and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has worked in both nuclear and fossil-fueled power plant design and has worked in telecommunications for more than 30 years.

“Congratulations to Chairman Angst, Vice Chairman Huff and Secretary/Treasurer Lambert,” said UTC President and CEO Joy Ditto. “I also want to salute Immediate Past Chair Bryant for his hard work and leadership this past year. We have made great strides during his tenure. His steadfast support and demeanor helped us achieve new heights this year. I look forward to working with Chairman Angst and our new slate of officers. Our future is bright.” Would you like to comment on this story? Find our comments system below.

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