Director – Operations Support
Peoples Gas of Chicago and North Shore Gas Utility Subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group
Phone: (312) 240-3883
Saul L. Lopez
Mr. Saul L. Lopez is the Director for Operations Support for Peoples Gas of Chicago, and for North Shore Gas of Northeastern Illinois -both subsidiaries of the WEC Energy Group. In his current position, Mr. Lopez is a key leader responsible for providing direction to four departments: Emergency Response, Damage Prevention, Pipeline and System Operations, and Corrosion Control. As a utility professional, Mr. Lopez’s focus is on financial discipline, customer satisfaction, and employee and public safety.
Mr. Lopez has 25 years of experience in gas and electric operations and contracts management; and has been in charge of functions such as construction contract bidding and negotiation, pipeline construction, construction project management, ROW and vegetation management, underground damage prevention, gas distribution design, gas and electric field operations, workforce development, and labor relations.
Mr. Lopez has extensive board and committee experience working with professional and community organizations such as Trees for Tomorrow, Eagle River, WI; Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; the Hispanic Business and Professional Association, Racine, WI; and English Language Partners, of Milwaukee, WI. And has partnered with organizations to advance public safety, habitat preservation and economic empowerment
Mr. Lopez is a Chicago native, and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.