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David L. Kertz of Huntsville, a journeyman electrician specialist at Thomas Hill Energy Center, celebrated his 35th anniversary with Associated Electric Cooperative Jan. 9. He hired on as a general utility first period at the time the plant was staffing its new Unit 3. He had known about the plant since he was 9 when his family moved from St. Genevieve to a farm about ...

Michael L. Green of Salisbury, mechanical maintenance supervisor at Thomas Hill Energy Center, on Jan. 16 marked 35 years with Associated Electric Cooperative, the wholesale power supply cooperative for six regional and 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. Green started in 1981 when the plant was staffing for its new Unit 3 ...

Booker T. Long of Marston has retired as a yard equipment operator after 16 years at Associated Electric Cooperative's New Madrid Power Plant. Long started at the plant in 1999 as a general utility first period. He worked in the bunker room for five years, then advanced to auxiliary operator, working in the basement as the eyes and ears of the control room operator in ...

CEO Jim Jura announced his retirement in September, although he will work until a new CEO is hired. AECI’s board has hired the executive search firm Mycoff, Fry and Prouse to help identify candidates for the CEO position. Associated Electric Cooperative’s CEO and General Manager Jim Jura announced his retirement Sept. 22, 2015, informing AECI’s board of directors a ...

While many count down the days until retirement, Ed Bickerstaff was not as eager to leave behind Associated Electric Cooperative and his work at the New Madrid Power Plant. “You always have reservations about retiring. It’s a big step,” he said. Bickerstaff joined Associated Electric, which generates the wholesale power supply for six regional and 51 local electr ...

Salisbury, MO – During Lynn Farnen's 36-year career with Associated Electric Cooperative, she earned two degrees, three employee excellence awards, advanced and worked at Headquarters, New Madrid Power Plant and Thomas Hill Energy Center. Oct. 2 she marked another career milestone – retirement. Farnen started as a receptionist at Thomas Hill in 1979. When a new p ...

Dennis Sumpter, who worked at Associated Electric Cooperative’s Thomas Hill Energy Center for 32 years, retired last month. He began as a general utility first period, the entry level job in operations, back in May 1983. “When I started here I saw a lot of these guys wearing the hard hat, ‘25 years.’ (of service). I said back then, ‘If I could just make that.’ It took a long ti ...

2015 has been a big year for Eddie Geyer. He retired after 35 years of service to Associated Electric Cooperative, celebrated a birthday and underwent a knee replacement.  It was all part of his grand plan to hit the road with his wife, Janice. Geyer and his wife purchased a new truck and camper so they can travel in retirement. Their plan is to visit the Dakotas ...

When asked what a 35-year career at Associated Electric Cooperative was like, Mike Winter said that while his job wasn’t always easy, the people he worked with at Thomas Hill Energy Center made it all worthwhile. “My best memories all center around  the people I’ve worked with and some of the things we did … that at the time weren’t very funny, but looking back o ...

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Nine employees at Associated Electric Cooperative’s Springfield headquarters were among those honored March 24 at the cooperative's 21st annual employee recognition awards ceremony. The recipients of these awards were nominated by their peers and co-workers for going above and beyond in 2014. Brandon J. Goff of Springfield, supervisor of buildin ...

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