Kane To Retire from Southwest Gas Corporation
LAS VEGAS, NV Southwest Gas Corporation announces James P. Kane plans to retire as President and CEO of its Centuri Construction Group, Inc. - the construction services subsidiary of Southwest Gas Corporation - on December 31, 2015. Kane's retirement will bring to a close a distinguished 43-year career in the utility and construction industries, including the last 31 years serving Southwest Gas Corporation, its customers, and shareholders.
Kane joined Southwest Gas Corporation in 1984 and was the company's President prior to being named CEO of NPL Construction Co., the company's primary United States construction subsidiary, in July 2012. Following the acquisition of the Canada-based Link-Line Group of Companies in 2014, he became CEO of Centuri Construction Group, which oversees all of Southwest Gas Corporation's construction services operations.
"Jim has been instrumental in our evolution and growth, and we are grateful for his extraordinary service, culminating as CEO of our construction services group," said John Hester, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Gas Corporation. "Jim helped lead NPL's strategic expansion, which enabled us to diversify our portfolio and geographic reach. Among his many contributions were overseeing NPL's acquisition of the Link-Line Group of Companies and the recent formation of Centuri Construction Group."
"My time at Southwest Gas Corporation has been extremely rewarding, and I am especially proud of the accomplishments made in the construction services business over the past three years," said Kane. "With the Link-Line integration largely completed, John and the Board will now move forward to identify a new leader who can leverage Centuri Construction Group's enviable market position, extensive capabilities, and broad geographic footprint to take this business to the next level of success. Southwest Gas Corporation has built one of the industry's most talented and dedicated teams and I am confident that our regulated utility and construction services businesses have incredibly bright futures."