ENSTAR Announces New Company President
August 22, 2017
Photo courtesy ENSTAR Natural Gas Company
ENSTAR is pleased to announce the appointment of John Sims, previously Vice President of Corporate Resources to the role of President of ENSTAR Natural Gas Company. Mr. Sims has succeeded Jared Green, who served as President of ENSTAR since 2014. Mr. Green returns to Calgary, Alberta, to assume his new role as President of AltaGas Canadian Utilities.
“As a lifelong Alaskan, I am honored to serve as the president of a company so deeply rooted in Alaska history,” said John Sims, President of ENSTAR. “I look forward to preserving the integrity and value of the service ENSTAR provides, furthering our dedication to ENSTAR customers and the communities we serve, and pursuing the growth of our system in the years to come.”
Mr. Sims graduated from Chugiak High School in 1996 and from Hillsdale College in Michigan in 2001. In 2009, he received his MBA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Mr. Sims began his career at ENSTAR in 2005 in the business development and public affairs department, assuming leadership roles as Director and Vice President in business development, customer service, and human resources departments before being named President.
Mr. Sims currently resides in Eagle River with his wife, Kai Binkley Sims, and their three children. He also serves as President of the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on various for-profit and non-profit organization boards.
ENSTAR Natural Gas Company was established in 1959, then called “Alaska Gas Company.” The company’s first customer was The Rice Bowl on 5th Avenue in Anchorage in 1961. Today, ENSTAR has approximately 143,000 customers across its service territory, which extends from Big Lake to Homer.