UniSource Energy names new chairman, president and CEO
Mr Bonavia succeeds James Pignatelli, who has served as the company's chairman, president and CEO since July 1998. He served as president of the Utilities Group of Xcel Energy since 2005. Mr Bonavia previously served as president of Xcel Energy's commercial enterprises business unit, with responsibility for leading Xcel Energy's core business growth strategy. He also was president of the company's energy markets unit. John Carter, lead director and a member of the UniSource Energy board of directors, said: "Paul's breadth and depth of knowledge of both the electric and gas business makes him an outstanding choice to lead this company. His experience and expertise will provide solid leadership and help ensure a smooth leadership transition for UniSource Energy."