Edwin A. Guiles is executive vice president of Corporate Development for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. The Sempra Energy companies' 13,500 employees serve 29 million consumers worldwide.
In his current job, Guiles is responsible for identifying and developing new market opportunities for Sempra Energy and focusing on the long-term direction of the company. Before this job, Guiles was chairman and CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Sempra Energy’s California regulated utilities.
Prior to that role, Guiles was president of SDG&E from 1997 to 2000. He also served as executive vice president of Enova Corporation, the former parent company of SDG&E, from January to June 1998. Before that, Guiles was senior vice president of Enova Corporation from 1996 to 1997. In this role, he oversaw the regulatory process and transition planning for the merger of Enova Corporation and Pacific Enterprises.
From 1993 to 1997, Guiles served as senior vice president of Energy Supply for SDG&E, overseeing the company’s procurement, generation and transmission of electricity and natural gas. These duties included operation of the company’s power plants, as well as administration of its 20-percent ownership of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Guiles was also responsible for the company’s natural gas pipeline transmission system.
Guiles, who joined SDG&E in 1972, has held a range of jobs in engineering, power-plant management, natural gas operations, customer service, and business planning and budgeting.
Guiles is a member of the board of directors of Cubic Corporation and serves on the California Chamber of Commerce Board. He is a 1987 LEAD San Diego graduate and, in 2004, he received the LEAD Graduate of the Year Award. He is also a member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.
Guiles has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona, and is a graduate of the executive programs at the University of Southern California and the Edison Electric Institute.more » « less