South Jersey Industries Announces Executive Promotions
FOLSOM, NJ - Edward J. Graham, chairman, president and CEO of South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), announced, on behalf of the board of directors, several organizational changes effective January 1, 2013. The following appointments are part of a structured succession plan that the board is implementing over the long-term to ensure SJI's continued success well into the future.
Graham noted, "The extensive energy industry and corporate expertise, combined with leadership abilities, strategic thinking and strong analytical and management skills make each of these employees excellent candidates for their respective new positions. A large part of our company's success over the long term can be attributed to the influence they have had over their individual areas of expertise."
Michael J. Renna was appointed senior vice president of SJI. In this position, Renna will provide input to strategic planning and the strategic direction of SJI as well as oversee implementation of that strategy within the non-regulated business lines. Renna joined SJI in
1998. He holds a master's in business administration from Cornell University. He resides in Mt. Laurel, NJ with his family.
Jeffrey E. DuBois was appointed senior vice president of SJI. In this position, DuBois will provide input to strategic planning and the strategic direction of SJI as well as oversee implementation of that strategy within the regulated utility. DuBois joined SJI's subsidiary, South Jersey Gas, in 1987. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from Rowan University. He resides in Millville, NJ with his wife.
David A. Kindlick was appointed senior vice president and CFO. In this position, Kindlick will provide input to strategic planning and the strategic direction of SJI. He will also oversee all company accounting practices, direct financial strategy and provide guidance on opportunities for future company growth. In addition, he will ensure the integrity of the company's financials and appropriate risk management. Kindlick joined SJI in 1979. He holds a master's degree in financial investments from Drexel University. He resides in Ocean City, NJ with his wife.
Stephen H. Clark was appointed vice president, finance and regulatory affairs. In this new position, Clark will continue to be responsible for the company's investor relations function, all financial activities including banking relationships, cash management, and long- and short-term borrowings. He will also now oversee the regulatory and sales/marketing functions within SJI's subsidiary, South Jersey Gas. Clark joined SJI in 1997. He holds a master's in business administration from the College of William and Mary. He resides in Haddonfield, NJ with his family.
Kenneth A. Lynch was appointed chief accounting officer. In this new position, Lynch will oversee all aspects of the company's accounting and financial reporting functions as well as serve as primary advisor to management on US GAAP, financial disclosure and internal control matters. Lynch joined SJI in 2003. He holds a master's degree from Villanova University and is
a certified public accountant. He resides in Springfield, PA with his family.
Christine Mari Mazzola was appointed assistant vice president, risk management. In this new position, Mazzola will oversee all aspects of the company's enterprise risk management function and insurance services. Mazzola joined SJI in 2004. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from LaSalle University and is a certified public accountant. She resides in Sewell, NJ with her family.