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American Transmission Co. announces three promotions

McNamara, Dolan and Winters assume new roles

PEWAUKEE, Wis. – John McNamara, Andy Dolan and Jared Winters have been promoted to senior positions within American Transmission Co.

McNamara is now vice president of asset management, responsible for transmission asset performance, maintenance and design. McNamara has been with ATC since its inception, when he began serving as the manager of project management prior to the company’s start of operations on Jan. 1, 2001. Before joining ATC, he worked in the nuclear power department of Wisconsin Electric (now We Energies) for 15 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s of business administration from UW-Milwaukee.

Dolan assumes the newly created position of director of reliability planning. In this capacity, he will provide oversight to the development of the transmission system to ensure the use of appropriate transmission methodologies and technologies, creating an overall planning and service strategy. Dolan joined ATC in 2001 as assistant manager of maintenance and was promoted to manager of asset planning and engineering in 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Marquette University.

Winters will assume duties as director of construction for projects in ATC’s western portfolio, based in Madison. He joined ATC in 2001 as a system protection engineer after working for several years as an engineering consultant in Madison. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UW-Platteville and earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from UW-Madison.

All three men are registered professional engineers in Wisconsin.

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Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multistate transmission-only utility, American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates more than 10,000 miles of electric transmission lines and approximately 580 substations in portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. Our transmission network enables the movement of electricity produced from all forms of generation resources to areas where it is needed. Visit our website at

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