PEI Service Awards

Deadline: April 1

The PEI Service Awards are presented to licensed professional engineers ("P.E.") who have made an outstanding contribution or contributions to advance the causes of the individual "engineer in industry" and/or specifically to the Professional Engineers in Industry (PEI) interest group of NSPE.

2013 PEI Service Awards
Michael Heyeck, P.E.

Michael Heyeck, P.E.Michael Heyeck retired June 2013 as Senior Vice President - Transmission for American Electric Power. He was responsible for AEP's 11-state transmission system, including Officer and Board positions for several AEP affiliates. He also held leadership positions in AEP's Corporate Planning and Budgeting Department. He joined AEP in June 1976.

Heyeck founded The Grid Group, LLC in 2013 to provide strategic services for executives in the electric utility industry, tapping his 37 years of service to the industry.

Heyeck served the industry in numerous capacities, including the US DOE Electricity Advisory Committee, President of the CIGRE US National Committee, Chairman of the EPRI Power Delivery & Utilization Council, and Board Member for Reliability First Corporation, a regional entity of NERC.

Heyeck earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He earned a Master's in Business Administration at the University of Dayton. He also is a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia's Darden School. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Heyeck holds elected office in Ohio as Westerville City Council Member since 1993, and served as Chairman (2001-2003, 2009-2013) and Mayor (2003-2005). He also served in several community Board capacities. He and his wife Fernanda have three adult children and reside in Westerville, Ohio. Read the press release.