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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 ...

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 on ...

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, ...

Three employees at the Thomas Hill Energy Center were among those honored by Associated Electric Cooperative at its 21st annual recognition awards ceremony March 24 at the Springfield headquarters. Associated Electric Cooperative owns and operates Thomas Hill Energy Center, an important resource for generating affordable, reliable electricity for electric coopera ...

At its recent annual employee recognition ceremony, Associated Electric Cooperative recognized 16 employees at Thomas Hill Energy Center who mark significant service anniversaries in 2015. Celebrating 35 years of service are A.J. Gross, revegetation technician; Dennis Johannaber, yard equipment operator; and Greg Wybert, control room operator with training. Mark ...

At its recent annual employee recognition event, Associated Electric Cooperative recognized two employees at New Madrid Power Plant who will reach significant service anniversaries in 2015. Ed Bickerstaff, mechanical maintenance supervisor, and Dwayne Morlan, operations maintenance specialist, will celebrate 30-year anniversaries this year at the plant, which gen ...

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