Robert C. Lyons

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Rob is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Centuri Group, Inc. He has oversight for all Centuri’s market segments – U.S. gas operations, Canada operations, and electric operations.

In this position, Rob is responsible for furthering the One Team concept among operational leadership, driving consistency, and optimizing efficiencies, all of which are critical components in ensuring a scalable structure is built to support Centuri’s growth, diversification, and sustainability initiatives.  

Rob joined Centuri in 2018 as Executive Vice President, Electric Transmission and Distribution. He was promoted later that same year to President of Centuri Power Group. Rob assumed his current COO role in May 2022. Prior to Centuri, Rob built nearly 40 years of energy experience by way of his wide range of positions at Michigan Trenching Services, InfraSource Services, and Mears Group. Starting in the field as a laborer in 1978 with Michigan Trenching, his family’s business in Michigan, he worked his way into management over the next ten years, eventually taking over the reigns as president and owner in 1993. He facilitated the successful sale of the company in 2000 to Exelon and remained with the new organization as Division President for 13 years. Over the past several years, Rob has provided consulting services to many organizations in the energy and telecom industries, focusing on integration, growth, succession, strategy, and transformational planning. 

Rob received a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a B.S. in business management from Central Michigan University.