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Darras Named Vice President Of Operations For Montana-Dakota/Great Plains Natural Gas

BISMARCK, N.D. – Jan. 28, 2015 – Pat Darras has been named vice president of operations for Montana-Dakota Utilities and Great Plains Natural Gas, effective Jan. 26. Darras most recently was director of the company’s Dakota Heartland Region, based in Bismarck.

“We are pleased to have Pat fill this role. He has shown great leadership ability in his previous positions with the company and we look forward to his continued success in this new position,” said Nicole Kivisto, president and CEO of Montana-Dakota and Great Plains. “His extensive operational experience will be a great fit on the executive team of the utility company.”

Darras replaces Kivisto, who was promoted to her current role on Jan. 9, 2015. Darras joined Montana-Dakota in 2002 and has also held positions of engineer and gas superintendent. He has additional experience in refinery and industrial construction work. Darras has a construction engineering degree from North Dakota State University, master’s degrees in business administration and management from the University of Mary, and is also a graduate of the University of Idaho’s Utility Executive Course.