Iapetus Holdings LLC Appoints Utility Veteran Chris Coker as Head of Health, Safety, and Operational Risk

HOUSTON – July 26, 2021 – Iapetus Holdings LLC, a Houston-based privately held portfolio of energy and utility services companies and alternative investments, announced today it has brought on utility industry veteran Chris Coker to lead Heath, Safety, and Operational Risk.

During his 15 years at Southern California Edison (SCE), Coker held various responsibilities in different departments including Law, Vegetation Management, Safety and Distribution. Most recently he served as Senior Manager in the Wildfire Program Management organization. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Risk Management from La Sierra University. He joins the Iapetus bench of experienced individuals with diverse backgrounds, including energy, legal, finance, sales, logistics, human resources, and marketing. This structure of shared services and operational functions optimizes business results for clients.  

Tej Singh, COO of Iapetus said, “Chris is a strategic addition to our team.  Chris will play a key role in continuing to champion ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategy to solve utility and energy clients’ needs. Utilities face unprecedented pressures including climate change, growing customer demand, limited resources, and ageing infrastructure. These ongoing challenges confirm vegetation management is a critical factor to keeping our environment safe and clean.  Chris is the most qualified expert to supervise.” 

Coker stated, “As part of the leadership team at Iapetus, I am excited to help serve the needs of utilities while helping advance the culture of safety and accountability. I’m passionate about helping find ways to protect our workers and the public. I look forward to applying new insights while forming part of this team that brings innovative thinking and efficiencies to each component of our business.” 

Utility and energy clients trust the integrated solutions offered by Iapetus wholly-owned subsidiary companies Atlas Field ServicesSkynetwestGold Coast Utility Specialists, and Hyperion Safety & Environmental Solutions for tech-enabled infrastructure inspections and audits, data and software.