Gary Guin has been named director – Distribution Risk and Project Management for Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a unit of American Electric Power (AEP). Based in Shreveport, Guin is responsible for distribution engineering, project management, reliability and risk.
Previously, Guin served as SWEPCO’s region support manager where he implemented the Incident Command System, a management tool for both large- and small-scale emergencies. In 1986, Guin began his career at SWEPCO as a pumpman at Arsenal Hill Power Plant in Shreveport. During his lengthy career at the company, he has worked in dispatch for transmission and distribution, as a bulk power energy trader and led SWEPCO’s LEAN initiative, which identifies and implements process improvements across the company.
Guin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management at Louisiana State University Shreveport.