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Ted Recker, who retired June 17 from Associated Electric Cooperative’s New Madrid Power Plant after 27 years, has a personal connection to the area from his childhood. “I did this and that on the farm right here in this location,” Recker said. “My dad rented this land and farmed it. Then we moved off.” He and his family relocated to Mississippi, where he went on to att ...

Chuck Johnson, Huntsville, started his career in 1981 with Associated Electric Cooperative after a few stints in construction. He recently celebrated his 35th anniversary with the cooperative, working at its Thomas Hill Energy Center in Clifton Hill.   Johnson started, as most do, as a general utility and became a utility operator later that year. He's worked as a yard ...

Larry Wilson, Macon, started his Associated Electric Cooperative career 25 years ago as part of the Thomas Hill mine revegetation crew. He celebrates his service anniversary as a member of the coal yard crew. When Wilson started at Thomas Hill he worked to reseed and level out ditches as part of mine reclamation. He moved to auxiliary operator in 2000 and had a short s ...

Mike Wilhite of Huntsville, operations maintenance specialist at Thomas Hill Energy Center, marked 30 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. Wilhite started as a general utility and then progressed to auxiliary operator and ...

Associated Electric Cooperative announced today it has selected David J. Tudor to serve as its next CEO and general manager, effective May 16. Tudor will succeed Jim Jura, who has served as Associated’s CEO and general manager since 1991. Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. announced today it has selected David J. Tudor to serve as its next CEO and general manager, ef ...

Five employees at Thomas Hill Energy Center were among those honored this week at the 22nd annual employee recognition awards ceremony at Associated Electric Cooperative’s Springfield headquarters on March 22. The recipients of these awards were nominated by their peers and co-workers. Donna M. Epperly-King of Moberly is a financial analyst III in plant accounting and ...

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Five employees from Associated Electric Cooperative’s Springfield headquarters were among those honored in March at the cooperative’s 22nd annual employee recognition awards ceremony in Springfield. The recipients of the cooperative's prestigious Excel awards were nominated by their peers and co-workers. Patrick A. Baumhoer, recently retired general ...

Timothy B. Graham of Puxico, a journeyman electrician at New Madrid Power Plant, was among those honored this week at the 22nd annual employee recognition awards ceremony at Associated Electric Cooperative’s Springfield headquarters. Graham is the recipient of the 2015 Excel Award for Employee of the Year in a Vocational Field. He and other Excel winners were nominated ...

Michael “Mike” L. Roberts of Lilbourn has completed 35 years at Associated Electric Cooperative, working at the New Madrid Power Plant. Roberts, a warehouseman, worked previously in operations and maintenance. “I’ve been all over the plant, even worked in the coal yard, and worked on just about everything out there. I have a good knowledge of parts, and that is a big p ...

Cynthia L. Stone of Bernie has completed 25 years working at New Madrid Power Plant for Associated Electric Cooperative, the wholesale power supplier for six regional and 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. She joined the plant in 1991 as a general utility first period, planning to work there until she found a teaching job ...

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