PEWAUKEE, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mike Rowe, executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Transmission Co., will become the company’s president and chief executive officer, effective May 1, 2015. Current President, CEO and Chairman John Procario has led ATC since 2009, and announced last year his plans to retire. To ensure a smooth transition, Procario will serve as executive chairman until his retirement on July 31; and he will continue as chair of the ATC board through the end of 2015.
Rowe has been with ATC for more than eight years. He joined the company as vice president of Construction, and subsequently assumed responsibility for Asset Management, System Operations and Transmission Planning. In 2012, Rowe was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. He serves on the board of the Midwest Reliability Organization.
Previously Rowe served as director of Engineering & Asset Management for Kansas City Power & Light. Prior to that, Rowe spent 22 years with Commonwealth Edison in Chicago, where he was director of Project Management, responsible for its annual construction program focusing on infrastructure upgrades in Chicago and generating plant switchyards.
Rowe received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1982 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1988.
American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates the electric transmission system in portions of the Upper Midwest. Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, ATC has invested $3.5 billion to improve the adequacy and reliability of its infrastructure. ATC now is a $3.8 billion company with more than 9,530 miles of transmission lines and 530 substations. The company is a member of the MISO 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.