Jim Zucal serves as senior vice president of Electric Operations responsible for leading the company’s power delivery, electric generation, electric engineering, capital projects and construction functions. Key safety, training, fleet and warehouse support service for electric operations also align under Jim’s leadership.
Jim joined NiSource in 2017 as vice president, projects and construction – electric. He was named to his current position on the NIPSCO senior leadership team in July 2019.
With 28 years of experience in project management, engineering, permitting, contracting and construction activities, Jim joined NiSource from American Electric Power (AEP), where he held a number of leadership roles and, most recently, served as director, regional engineering and compliance programs.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Franklin University (Columbus, Ohio) and an associate’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Akron. He holds professional engineering licenses in Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Jim is also a registered Project Management Professional through Project Management Institute.
Jim is based at NIPSCO’s headquarters in Merrillville, Ind.