Project Description

CarterBaldwin Executive Search and Cobb EMC are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Heintzelman as President and CEO.  

Heintzelman replaces W.T. “Chip” Nelson, who retired after 45 years with the Marietta, Ga.-based electric cooperative.

“After a thorough and diligent search process, we are thrilled to have Peter join us as President and CEO,” said Tripper Sharp, Chairman of Cobb EMC’s board of directors. “Peter’s vast experience, coupled with an impressive record of achievement, will help us continue to identify new and innovative ways to serve our members.”

Peter has an extensive background in corporate operations, business strategy and finance in the energy, services and manufacturing sectors, including having guided companies through complex transitional and growth periods. Through his experience in operations, investment banking, trading and business development across the globe, Heintzelman brings a unique perspective to one of the nation’s largest electric cooperatives.

Most recently, Peter served as Interim Group CEO of innovative energy storage technology and manufacturing company Alevo. He has also served as CFO and in other executive finance and leadership roles for T5 Oil & Gas, Shelf Drilling, Standard Bank and Halliburton. Peter holds a Master of Business Administration with Honors from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

“I am honored to join a company with a strong record of improvement and look forward to building on that momentum,” said Peter. “I see tremendous potential for driving innovation and long-term value for our members and am excited to work with our talented team to make this great company even greater.”

About Cobb EMC

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 180,000 residential and commercial members in Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC’s distribution system consists of more than 9,000 miles of line over 432 square miles. With more than 200,000 meters served, Cobb EMC is one of the largest of Georgia’s 41 EMCs and among the largest of the nation’s 900 EMCs.