Mr. Gregory Abel
Mr. Abel has served on our Board since June 2015 and previously served on the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. Since January 2018, Mr. Abel has served as Vice Chairman, Non-Insurance Operations and director of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., a diversified holding company. Mr. Abel is Executive Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company. He previously served as Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company since 2011 and Chief Executive Officer and President since 2008 and 1998, respectively. Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company is a diversified global holding company that owns subsidiaries principally engaged in energy businesses in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the Philippines. Mr. Abel serves as director of HomeServices of America, Inc., a residential real estate brokerage firm, as director and Vice Chairman of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services, Inc., a managing general agent for a mutual insurance company, and as director for AEGIS London, which operated AEGIS' Syndicate 1225 at Lloyd's of London.
Mr. Abel has experience as chief executive officer and director of multiple energy companies. Due to his service as a director in a highly-regulated industry and his management experience, he provides the Board with strong regulatory and operational skills, including international experience.