Sidhu Named General Manager
Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Skagit PUD Board of Commissioners named George Sidhu as general manager during a regular meeting of the board on March 14. Sidhu had served as interim general manager since December 2015.
"I feel very honored in the appointment and I appreciate the confidence that they have shown in me to lead the District," Sidhu said.
Last spring, Skagit PUD undertook an executive search process for a general manager, in which Sidhu emerged as a final candidate. However, the search process was postponed on June 14. Since that time, Sidhu continued to act in the capacity of the interim general manager.
Before finalizing Sidhu's appointment as general manager, the Board undertook a comprehensive evaluation process in order to assess Sidhu’s leadership ability. The process included meeting with the management team, as well as other PUD staff members and individuals to assist in their assessment of Sidhu’s performance.
Sidhu was initially hired as the PUD’s engineering manager in 2011. Prior to that, Sidhu worked as a project manager for HDR, an engineering consulting firm, for 12 years.