CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced that longtime Piedmont employee John Monaghan has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, among the highest civilian awards bestowed by the State of North Carolina upon individuals for an exemplary life of service.
Monaghan, a Fayetteville native and lifelong North Carolinian, received the award on October 1 at a celebration in Raleigh. The award certificate signed by Gov. Pat McCrory was presented by Monaghan's longtime friend, North Carolina State Sen. Brent Jackson.
"John Monaghan's career truly reflects the highest standards of integrity and service, as well as a commitment to building strong communities, that are at the heart of Piedmont's values and mission as a company," said Thomas E. Skains, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Piedmont Natural Gas. "On behalf of all Piedmont employees, I extend our congratulations to John on this prestigious and well-deserved honor."
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is one of the highest honors and awards the Governor of North Carolina can bestow. The award was created in 1963 and is presented to North Carolinians with a proven record of service to the state and to others as a gesture of the state's friendship and goodwill.
About Piedmont Natural Gas
Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company primarily engaged in the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial, industrial and power generation utility customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, including customers served by municipalities who are wholesale customers. Our subsidiaries are invested in joint venture, energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, regulated interstate natural gas transportation and storage, and regulated intrastate natural gas transportation businesses. More information about Piedmont Natural Gas is available on the Internet at www.piedmontng.com.
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