Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Director of Environmental Affairs
Southern California Gas Company
Hector A. Madariaga, is Director of Environmental Affairs for Southern California Gas Company, one of Sempra Energy’s California regulated utilities. Sempra Energy is a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and service.
Hector has been with Sempra Energy or its predecessors for 36 years. Currently, he is responsible for developing and implementing customer focused environmental strategies and programs for the Southern California Gas Company. Prior to his current position he was responsible for managing the vehicles fleet of the Sempra Energy utilities, where he instituted various environmental related programs including a goal to reduce GHG emissions. From 1996 to 2004, Hector was part of the international group, and was Vice President and Country Manager in Chile from 2000 to 2004, where he oversaw the operations of electric and gas utilities owned by Sempra Energy.
Hector has also been Director of Environmental Services for SEU, and Manager of Engineering at the Southern California Gas Company. He has also held positions in operations, research and human resources.
Hector has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University at Northridge, and attended graduate school to focus on Environmental Engineering. He also attended the Executive Development Program at the University of Michigan.