Russell G. Gibson serves as Vice President and Controller. Mr. Gibson leads the Company’s accounting, tax and financial systems functions as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer.
Mr. Gibson rejoins El Paso Electric with over 37 years of financial and operating experience in diverse industries including Federal government contracting, public accounting, apparel, personal care products and electric utilities. He most recently was Chief Financial Officer at ReadyOne Industries, an El Paso-based military contractor. Prior to that he was CFO and Chief Operating Officer for Spira Footwear, also based in El Paso. His earlier career includes senior financial management and accounting positions at Helen of Troy, Lucchese and Farah. Mr. Gibson was Controller for El Paso Electric from 1989 to 1994 and earlier was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand in El Paso.
Mr. Gibson holds a BBA in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a native of New Mexico and resides with his family in El Paso.