CHICAGO, IL (June 22, 2020) — PFES, a premier provider of strategic consulting services for the energy, utility and Ted Lenart PFES headshotinfrastructure markets, announced today the appointment of Theodore Lenart as VP of Gas Services.

Lenart joins the company with over 27 years of experience in business and operations management. He spent 10 years of his career at Peoples Gas, occupying the roles of Manager of Special Projects, and later, General Manager. As General Manager, Lenart was responsible for leading gas operations planning functions including field service, distribution, construction, and workforce planning.

Lenart also held the position of Assistant VP of Gas Supply Operations at Nicor Gas. In this role, he led gas supply planning and acquisition, gas storage operations, interstate pipeline transportation contracting, and gas control functions.

Tim Simmerly, CEO of PFES said, “Ted’s expertise in the gas operations, distribution and compliance fields will be extremely beneficial to our energy clients and to PFES as we continue to grow our natural gas utility practice.”

Lenart has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, Finance, from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


PFES, part of The Planet Group, offers comprehensive management and consulting services as well as functional outsourcing solutions to organizations in the energy, utility, heavy infrastructure and industrial markets. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, we’ve been delivering innovative Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) and Program Management solutions since 2012.


Elizabeth Spayne
VP, Marketing, The Planet Group
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