Procario to retire in July; Rowe promoted from chief operating officer
PEWAUKEE, Wis. – Mike Rowe, executive vice president and chief operating officer of
American Transmission Co., will become the company’s president and chief executive officer,
effective May 1, 2015. Current President, CEO and Chairman John Procario has led ATC since
2009, and announced last year his plans to retire. To ensure a smooth transition, Procario will
serve as executive chairman until his retirement on July 31; and he will continue as chair of the
ATC board through the end of 2015.
Rowe has been with ATC for more than eight years. He joined the company as vice president of
Construction, and subsequently assumed responsibility for Asset Management, System
Operations and Transmission Planning. In 2012, Rowe was promoted to executive vice
president and chief operating officer. He serves on the board of the Midwest Reliability
Previously Rowe served as director of Engineering & Asset Management for Kansas City Power
& Light. Prior to that, Rowe spent 22 years with Commonwealth Edison in Chicago, where he
was director of Project Management, responsible for its annual construction program focusing
on infrastructure upgrades in Chicago and generating plant switchyards.
Rowe received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in
1982 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1988.