Angst Gets Extended Term as UTC Chairman; Day, Lambert Take Leadership Positions on Board
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 | Comments

Energy and water utility representatives across the U.S. earlier this month approved a new slate of officers to lead the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), effective through June 2021.

During a special membership meeting on December 10, UTC core utility members extended the term of current UTC Chairman of the Board Greg Angst of CenterPoint Energy and elected Paul Lambert of East River Electric Cooperative as vice chair and Dewey Day of Pacific Gas & Electric as secretary/treasurer. Each will serve in these capacities until UTC’s June 21-25 Telecom & Technology Annual Conference.

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.

Traditionally, UTC officers serve a one-year term. However, because the 2020 Telecom & Technology conference was postponed and held virtually this year, the UTC membership was unable to meet to approve the new slate of officers until August 2020. The UTC Board proposed extending Angst’s term by one year to allow his successors the ability to serve in their positions for one full year as well.

UTC’s core utility members approved this change on Dec. 10 and thereby extended Angst’s term through the conclusion of the June 2021 conference.

“There is no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for our nation and our industry,” Angst said. “But as always, the utility industry and UTC as a whole have risen to this challenge and continued to meet our nation’s utility needs. At the same time, UTC has also moved forward, offering virtual meetings for our members and providing the same level of advocacy in Washington. I am proud of my colleagues for how we’ve pushed ahead and look forward to finishing my term on a strong note. I would also like to congratulate my colleagues Paul Lambert and Dewey Day for stepping up to serve in their new roles. UTC is only as strong as its members, and I am grateful for their ongoing dedication. In addition, my thanks to the UTC staff, led by our President and CEO Sheryl Riggs. They have not skipped a beat the last several months. I am grateful for all their hard work and support, and look forward to 2021 and beyond.”

Chairman Angst is a consulting engineer in the Technology Strategic Planning, Innovation, and Delivery Group at CenterPoint Energy in Houston. He has a strong background in network engineering of voice/data, synchronization, radio, microwave, fiber telecommunications and telecom DC/AC power systems. Angst is a past UTC region director, past UTC Region 7 chair, and past chair of the UtiliSite Committee. In addition, he served on the UTC’s audit and research committees and chaired the UTC Program Planning committee.

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

“Congratulations to Chairman Angst, Vice Chairman Lambert and Secretary/Treasurer Day,” said UTC President and CEO Sheryl Riggs. “We all know how difficult this year has been on a number of levels, but the leadership and support of Chairman Angst and the executive committee has guided us through. I am excited about the future and look forward to working with this great team.”

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