Charles A. Cloninger

Charles Cloninger
  • BS Electrical Engineering 1981

On January 1, 2012, Charles “Chuck” Cloninger became president of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS). He began his engineering career with WPS thirty years ago, as an assistant engineer in Green Bay. At WPS, he was promoted to division engineer, Green Bay (1982); division engineer, Two Rivers (1984); electric distribution engineering projects engineer (1988); operations engineer—distribution (1989); customer service manager—Stevens Point (1994); western region manager (1998); and assistant vice president— operations and engineering (2002).

Before his current appointment, he was president of two other Integrys companies: Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, since October 2005, and Michigan Gas Utilities, since October 2008. Besides his BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech, Chuck is also is a graduate of the Center of Creative Leadership, the Portage County Leadership Institute—Stevens Point, and the Green Bay Leadership Institute.

Excerpted from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy induction ceremony program August 2012