Stephen J. Adams
President, Centuri Power Group
Steve is President of Centuri Power Group for Centuri Group, Inc. In this role, Steve leads Power Group’s operations across the United States, including oversight of Centuri’s three operating companies: Linetec Services, National Powerline, and Riggs Distler.
Steve is focused on the overall day-to-day performance of Centuri Power Group’s electric operations while executing strategies and methods for continuing organic growth, improved performance, and overall profitability. Strategically, he is tasked with differentiating the group in the industry through innovation, diversity, safety, collaboration, and performance.
Joining Centuri in 2019, Steve has been instrumental in implementing strategies for Power Group’s organic growth, performance, operational excellence, and best-in-class safety. He brings over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry from a wide range of positions at Indianapolis Power and Light, ABB, Inc., Edison Electric Institute, and Par Electrical Contractors. After starting in the field with Indianapolis Power and Light in 1990, he returned to college to earn a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. In 2001, Steve joined ABB, Inc. as Manager of Modular Substation Group and then Director of Power Technologies Services. Following an assignment at the Edison Electrical Institute, Steve joined Par Electrical Contractors, a Quanta Services company, in 2005 as Director of North Central Region. In 2014, he was appointed President of Par, where he remained until joining the Centuri team.