James Larsen

James Larsen

Chief Executive Officer
Upper Peninsula Power Company

James Larsen serves as Chief Executive Officer of Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO).

Prior to joining UPPCO, Larsen spent 17 years at SEMCO Energy Gas Company (SEMCO), where he held several positions before being appointed President in 2010. SEMCO is the largest natural gas provider in the Upper Peninsula. During his time with SEMCO, he worked on various projects in the U.P. which allowed Larsen the opportunity to meet with many members of the community.

Before joining SEMCO, Larsen held a series of engineering and operational management positions over 10 years at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) in northern New York state. KAPL, which was operated by GE and Lockheed Martin, is responsible for the design, testing and training of U.S. Navy nuclear power plant reactors.

Larsen also successfully completed Navy Nuclear Power School (Officer Class), graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mechanical Engineering) from Clarkson University, and received a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Colorado.

Jim is a native of the Adirondacks Region in the state of New York. His wife, Michele, is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.

Nick Kates

Nick Kates

Chief Financial Officer
Upper Peninsula Power Company

Nick Kates serves at Chief Financial Officer of Upper Peninsula Power Company. He brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and startup development across a number of industries, including high tech chemical materials, electronics, and food additives.

Prior to joining UPPCO, Nick held the position of Chief Financial Officer of DSM Functional Materials, an independent business unit of a publicly traded Dutch multi-national. DSM Functional Materials produces specialty materials for the telecommunications and 3D printing industries. In addition, Nick has held senior finance and mergers and acquisitions roles in both private equity sponsored and family owned organizations.

Nick received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and MBA in Finance from Millikin University in Illinois.

Keith Moyle

Keith Moyle

Chief Operating Officer
Upper Peninsula Power Company

Keith Moyle is Chief Operating Officer of UPPCO. He joined UPPCO in 2006. Keith began his utility career in 1985 with Wisconsin Public Service Corporation as an electrical engineer, later holding the positions of assistant gas distribution engineer, division electric engineer, Minocqua customer service manager, and director – Fleet Services.

A native of Calumet, Keith received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin. He serves on the board of the Marquette County Economic Club, the board of Lake Superior Community Partnership, and is also a member of the Marquette County Ambassadors.

Keith and his wife, Becky, have a son Justin, and a dog, Rosie (a Yorkie). In his free time, Keith enjoys golf, boating, downhill skiing and traveling.