Harry K. Sideris, DirectorSenior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer, Duke Energy
Harry Sideris is senior vice president and chief distribution officer for Duke Energy. He oversees the safe, reliable and efficient operation of Duke Energy's electric distribution systems for the company's six-state service area, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
Before assuming his current position in June 2018, Sideris served as state president of Duke Energy's utility operations in Florida, serving approximately 1.8 million electric retail customers in central Florida, including metropolitan St. Petersburg, Clearwater and the Greater Orlando area. He was responsible for the financial performance of Duke Energy's regulated utilities in Florida and managing state and local regulatory and government relations, and community affairs.
Prior to that, Sideris served as the company's senior vice president of environmental health and safety. In that role, he led the groups responsible for developing and advancing corporate policies, programs and strategies to ensure the company's compliance with environmental health and safety laws and regulations. He was named to this role in August 2014.
Sideris has 22 years of experience in the energy industry. He joined Progress Energy (formerly Carolina Power & Light) in 1996 and served in numerous operations, maintenance, technical and leadership roles across Progress Energy's generation fleet in the Carolinas and Florida – at both the plant and corporate levels. Following the merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy in July 2012, Sideris served as vice president of power generation for Duke Energy's fossil/hydro operations in the western portions of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Sideris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Campbell University. He is also a board member of the N.C. State Natural Resources Foundation Inc.
Sideris grew up in Asheville, N.C. He and his wife, Catinna, have two daughters.