OUC Names New Chief Operating Officer

Posted By: Joanna White Community,

OUC LogoAttila Miszti will help OUC fulfill vision of being a solutions provider, partner of choice

After conducting a national search, OUC – The Reliable One has named Attila Miszti as the new chief operating officer. He joined OUC in January.

A former executive with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Miszti will transition into his new role while working with his predecessor, Jan Aspuru, who retires on April 5, 2023. As COO, Miszti will be responsible for managing OUC’s electric, water, chilled water, energy services and lighting operations. He will oversee management of the utility’s operations-specific plans with an emphasis on safety, reliability, and operational excellence. Additionally, he will help guide operations through the exploration of new and innovative ideas, combining assets, technologies, and ingenuity with an eye toward supporting the region’s economic growth and quality of life.

“We are excited to add someone of Attila’s caliber to our executive leadership team,” said Clint Bullock, OUC General Manager & CEO. “He rose to the top of our national COO candidate search because of his extensive management and strategic leadership experience, and he shares our vision of being an innovative solutions provider and the partner of choice.”

Miszti spent 10 years in senior management at SMUD, the sixth largest municipal utility in the United States. There he held positions responsible for providing strategic leadership and tactical oversight for transmission and distribution design engineering, and managerial duties over construction, maintenance, storm restoration, vegetation management, wildfire risk reduction, procurement, warehouse, vehicle fleet, real estate activity, and environmental permitting. Additionally, he was integral to the development and implementation of SMUD’s innovative electric vehicle strategy and zero carbon emissions goals, initiatives that align with OUC’s 2050 net zero CO2 emissions strategy.

“I’m honored that OUC has given me this opportunity and look forward to helping it meet its goals and provide services that meet the growing needs of Central Florida,” said Miszti. “OUC is well-positioned to lead in the new era utilities are entering.”

Miszti earned an MBA from California State University of Sacramento, B.S. in applied economics from the University of San Francisco, A.S. in Microsoft Systems Engineering from Campus (formerly MTI College), and holds several professional certifications. He also serves as an advisory council member for California State University of Sacramento’s College of Business.