For Immediate Release
BGE Media Line
BALTIMORE (Jan. 9, 2020) – BGE has promoted Ajit Apte to vice president of technical services, responsible for developing strategy for a number of operational functions including distribution engineering, electric system reliability, project management and vegetation management. Apte is also responsible for BGE's smart grid system, including smart meters and the related upgraded system capabilities.
Apte previously served as director of customer strategy and governance where he developed and led an enhanced customer engagement strategy to support BGE's customer-centric focus, including but not limited to upgrades and improvements to BGE's website and other electronic customer communication tools. Apte joined Constellation, an Exelon company, in 2002 and has held multiple leadership positions over the past 18 years. Prior to joining the company, he was managing principal at Mastech Corporation and an IT analyst at Tata Consultancy Services.
"Ajit brings a strong track record of innovation, collaboration and building engaged, high performing teams that deliver outstanding results for BGE and our customers," said BGE President and Chief Operating Officer Stephen J. Woerner. "Ajit's leadership will be invaluable to technical services, which plays a critical role in our efforts to meet and exceed expectations of the customers and communities we serve."
Apte is a board member of Creative Alliance. He also received the Professional Achievement Award from the Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers in 2017 and completed Howard County Leadership in 2019.
Rotating assignments for leaders and employees is an integral part of BGE's talent development strategy, providing opportunities to broaden perspectives and transfer best practices. Complete bios of BGE's executive leadership team are available on bge.com.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.