July 5, 2023


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Dalton Utilities Board Names John Thomas as CEO


(Dalton, Georgia) The Board of Commissioners of the Water, Light and Sinking Fund today voted unanimously to name John Thomas as Dalton Utilities new Chief Executive Officer.  The Board acted during a special called meeting to finalize the selection.  On June 20, the board announced Thomas as the sole finalist for the position.


Thomas joined Dalton Utilities in 2008 as a manager within the electric and natural gas business units and quickly rose to chief energy services officer, leading the energy sector through an aggressive growth trajectory.  He was named CFO in June 2022.  Prior to joining the utility, Thomas served as an electrical division officer in the United States Navy.  Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, Thomas supervised technical work groups responsible for the operation, maintenance, and overhaul of all shipboard, non-nuclear electrical equipment and interior communications systems. He holds seats on several professional boards including the Nuclear Managing Board for Plants Hatch and Vogtle and is an active member of the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Board. He will assume his official duties as CEO immediately.