Our Leadership Team

David Cerotzke:
Chief Executive Officer & President

Dave Cerotzke is CEO with vast experience in the natural gas business and proven results in acquisition strategy and strategic corporate turnarounds. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Gas Natural Inc. in August 2017. He has previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Board member of Mountaineer Gas Company. From 2004 through 2007, he served as President and CEO of Energy West, Inc., and was a member of the Board of Directors until 2008. While at Energy West he led a reorganization that restored the health and credibility of the company, including establishing a long term banking relationship, issuing new equity, maintaining the listing on the NASDAQ and restoring the dividend. The company had record earnings at the end of his second year and record dividends and earnings after his third. Mr. Cerotzke successfully completed the company’s acquisition of Bangor Gas, Frontier Energy and Cut Bank Gas, all small underdeveloped utilities which enhanced corporate profitability.

Prior to joining Energy West, Mr. Cerotzke completed a 30 year career at Nicor Inc., a diversified energy holding company serving over 2,000,000 natural gas customers in Illinois. Starting as a field engineer he held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility with the company. From 1990 to 2003, he held a number of executive responsibilities, including vice-president of engineering, vice-president of operations, vice-president of marketing and treasurer.

Mr. Cerotzke holds a degree in engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Leadership Team: David Cerotzke  | George Behrens  |  Al Harms  | Mike Youngs