Steve CanestriniDirector of Safety
Steve has worked in the gas utility industry for over 40 years. Following his first role as a meter reader for a local utility company, he held progressive management roles in the Operating and Administrative areas. Steve then worked for the Illinois Commerce Commission as a Pipeline Safety Analyst, where he was responsible for ensuring gas utilities followed PHMSA regulations. Since then, Steve has worked in the utility contractor sector, working in the Safety, Operator Qualification, and Compliance area.
In his current role as Director, Safety, OQ, and Compliance for Hydro-X II, Steve is responsible for the company’s Safety and Regulatory Compliance. He believes working in the utility construction sector requires leadership to be flexible and support the needs of our customers and the business, while always ensuring employees are properly qualified and working safe.
Steve is a PHMSA certified Pipeline Inspector. He is actively involved with the Distribution Contractor’s Association, (DCA) and Midwest Energy Association (MEA).