Colpoys Heads National Fuel’s Pennsylvania Division


ERIE – Michael D. Colpoys has been named vice president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, the utility subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company. His responsibilities include general oversight for the Pennsylvania division, which includes 213,000 residential and commercial customers in 14 counties across Northwestern Pennsylvania. Colpoys also is responsible for all Pennsylvania field operations for the Utility and National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation.

Colpoys started at National Fuel in 1987 as a management trainee and was named junior engineer soon after. He has held several management positions within Pennsylvania operations throughout his career, advancing to assistant vice president in 2009. Most recently, Colpoys served as vice president of National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation and oversaw the development, construction, and operation of the Company’s expanding gathering pipelines.

“With nearly 30 years of Company experience, Mike’s leadership and operational expertise will ensure that Pennsylvania customers continue to receive safe and reliable service,” said Carl Carlotti, president, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation.

Colpoys received a bachelor’s degree from Clarkson University and Master of Business Administration from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He serves as a board member for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association and the 100 Club of Buffalo. He resides in Erie, Pa.

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation is the Utility subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy company that is engaged in a number of natural gas-related activities. The Utility provides natural gas service to nearly 740,000 customers in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit