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SoCalGas names a new CEO: Dennis V. Arriola
SoCalGas names a new CEO: Dennis V. Arriola

Dennis V. Arriola, the son of Mexican immigrants who first settled in a trailer home in Compton, has been named chief executive of Southern California Gas Co. The 53-year-old becomes the company's first Latino chief executive, taking the helm of the largest natural-gas distribution firm in the country. Arriola will oversee a utility that had $364 million in earnings last year, up from $289 million in 2012. The company, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, serves nearly 21 million customers through 5.8 million meters at homes and businesses. Southern California Gas territory covers 20,000 square miles in Central and Southern California. Arriola succeeds retiring CEO Anne Shen Smith, who has...

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