Modesto Irrigation District Board Appoints Ed Franciosa To Serve As General Manager

The Board of Directors of California public power utility Modesto Irrigation District (MID) on March 24 announced the appointment of Ed Franciosa to serve as MID’s General Manager.

Franciosa will fill this position following the resignation of Bill Schwandt, who served as MID’s General Manager for the last fifteen months. 

Franciosa has been MID’s Assistant General Manager of Transmission and Distribution since 2014, overseeing the electric engineering, substation, metering, line construction, line maintenance and trouble departments. He also served as Interim General Manager in 2020 at the onset of the pandemic.

Franciosa joined MID in 1997 as a Senior Electrical Engineer and has also served as an Interim Trouble Supervisor and Electrical Engineering Manager. Prior to his tenure at MID, he worked in various capacities at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the California Energy Commission. 

Franciosa’s appointment is effective immediately.