In July 2004, Gordon L. Gillette was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TECO Energy, following his 2001 promotion to Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He also serves as President of TECO Guatemala, a TECO Energy subsidiary.
Previously, Gillette was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, a role he had held since March 1998. He served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for TECO Energy since April 1997.
He joined Tampa Electric in 1981 as an engineer and worked in the production and planning areas. He was promoted to Manager of Generation Planning in May 1986. He later served as Manager of Bulk Power and Generation Planning and then became Director of Project Services for TECO Power Services, responsible for fuel procurement, environmental permitting and compliance, and power sales contract administration.
In November 1994, he was promoted to Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Tampa Electric, and in November 1995, was named Vice President of Regulatory and Business Strategy for Tampa Electric.
He is a graduate of the Tampa Connection. He is past president of the Board of Directors for the Childrenís Museum of Tampa and has served as a coordinator for the Tampa Neighborhood Watch Association. He is also a member of the Board of the Hillsborough County Education Foundation.
Gillette is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Florida Engineering Society and the National Management Association.
Gillette received his bachelorís degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1981 and his masterís degree in Engineering Management in 1985.
He is married, and has a son and a daughter.