Mike Tanchuk Named President of Summit Natural Gas

December 12th, 2014

Tanchuk has more than 25 years of experience in operations, project management and business development

AUGUSTA, Maine – Mike Tanchuk has been named president of Summit Natural Gas of Maine (Summit). Mike Minkos, is retiring at the end of 2014. Tanchuk, who is currently working with Summit in an advisory role, will begin his new role as president effective January 1, 2015 and will also serve as executive vice president of Summit Utilities, Inc.

Tanchuk will be responsible for leading all operations and strategies for Summit Natural Gas of Maine.

“Mike Tanchuk has proven great leadership qualities and a wide range of experience in operations, project management and business development. His skills will be a tremendous asset for our company as we continue to build on our growth in Maine,” said Mike Earnest, president and CEO of Summit Utilities, Inc.

Tanchuk was most recently chief executive officer at Ormet Corporation, a producer of aluminum and related products and services. Mike successfully led Ormet through some very difficult years in the commodity business. He was also a member of the Board of Directors and involved in the strategic and nominating committees.

Tanchuk has international leadership experience through his leadership and management role at Century Aluminum where he was responsible for operation and expansion. Prior to his position at Century Aluminum, he was president of Alcoa/Reynolds Metals Company.

“I am very impressed by the work Summit Natural Gas of Maine has done in such a short amount of time. The vision and values of the company were a big part of my decision to come to Summit. My focus will be to build on Summit’s success and be part of a team that’s reducing energy costs for residents and businesses across this great state, as well as providing hundreds of jobs for Mainers,” said Tanchuk.

Tanchuk received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bucknell University and completed the Executive Business Program at the University of Washington.