PEWAUKEE, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Transmission Co. has named John Flynn as vice president of Business Development, effective Nov. 15, 2010. In this newly created position, Flynn will lead ATC in its effort to expand its electric transmission development opportunities outside of ATC’s primary footprint of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
Flynn most recently served in several key transmission leadership roles at American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio, including managing director of Strategic Planning, Finance & Business Development for AEP Transmission, as well as president of Pioneer Transmission (a joint venture between AEP and Duke Energy), and executive vice president of Electric Transmission America (a joint venture between AEP and MidAmerican Holdings). Flynn’s 20-year career in the energy industry also includes financial, regulatory and policy responsibilities with Northeast Utilities, Progress Energy and Arthur Andersen.
“We are excited to add an experienced professional like John to our business development efforts,” said John Procario, chairman, president and chief executive officer of ATC. “John brings industry experience and the strong leadership skills needed to help position ATC for continual growth as the transmission company of choice throughout North America.”
Flynn graduated from Fairfield University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
ATC owns, operates, builds and maintains the high-voltage electric transmission system serving portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, ATC has invested $2.2 billion to improve the adequacy and reliability of its infrastructure. ATC now is a $2.75 billion company with more than 9,400 miles of transmission lines and 510 substations. The company is a member of the Midwest ISO regional transmission organization, and provides nondiscriminatory service to all customers, supporting effective competition in energy markets without favoring any market participant. For more information, visit our website at www.atcllc.com.