John Myers has a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and has more than 30 years of experience in the energy and development field. He was the former national manager of the Columbia Gas System’s Industrial Development Department and is currently the founder and a partner in Ohio Industrial Companies, Inc. In the 1980’s he founded two companies, Energy Management Concepts and Interstate Gas Marketing, that were both extremely successful facilitators of deregulated natural gas to commercial and industrial customers. In the 1990’s, prior to deregulated electric supply, he helped to pioneer the concept of establishing municipal electric and gas companies and the associated pipeline construction, and these municipalities were not only able to directly serve their constituents but to serve them profitably. In addition to energy matters, he continues to be fully engaged in industrial real estate brokerage and development work.