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Columbia Gas employee Brian Jones shines a flashlight so his partner, using a wrench, can shut off the gas in a home last September in Andover, Mass. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Columbia Gas employee Brian Jones shines a flashlight so his partner, using a wrench, can shut off the gas in a home last September in Andover, Mass. (Winslow Townson/AP)
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Columbia Gas of Massachusetts is getting new leadership.

The utility's pipelines started more than 100 fires and explosions in the Merrimack Valley last fall, killing one person and injuring two dozen more.

The preliminary findings of a federal investigation show the faulty pipe work of one of their engineers caused their lines to over-pressurize.

The company has since replaced hundreds of miles of affected pipes and paid millions of dollars in claims in an effort to restore the damage.

Against that backdrop, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts President Steve Bryant in February announced he'd be retiring.

Mark Kempic, the company's chief operating officer, will officially take over as Columbia Gas's president Wednesday.

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Mark Kempic, president and CEO of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.

This article was originally published on April 30, 2019.

This segment aired on April 30, 2019.

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