Scott Heidtbrink, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, KCP&L
Scott Heidtbrink was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective June 1, 2012. In his current role, Mr. Heidtbrink has management responsibility for all utility operations, including Generation, Transmission and Delivery Operations, Customer Service and Supply Chain.
A 28-year energy-industry veteran, Mr. Heidtbrink previously served as KCP&L's senior vice president, Supply, with responsibility for power generation facilities, and senior vice president, Corporate Services, with responsibility for IT, Procurement, Resource Protection and Facilities. Prior to that he served as vice president, Power Generation and Energy Resources, of Aquila's regulated gas and electric operations. He was responsible for Aquila's power generation plants in Missouri and Colorado and for the company's energy resources, including integrated resource planning, generation dispatch, off-system sales, coal procurement, and asset management for the company's minority ownership positions in other coal-fired plants.
Mr. Heidtbrink joined Aquila in 1987 as a field engineer at the company's Lee's Summit, Mo., service center and has held gas and electric utility operations engineering and field and customer operations management positions, including state president and general manager - Kansas from 1994 to 1997; vice president, network management/engineering, 1998 to 2000; vice president, Aquila Gas Operations, 2001; and vice president, Kansas/Colorado Gas, 2002 to 2004. He also led the development of Six Sigma into Aquila's utility operations.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University, completed Harvard University's Advanced Management Program and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.