Journeyman lineman/serviceman assumes line crew supervisorial position
Veteran Journeyman Lineman and Serviceman Curt Marlatt has been promoted to Working Foreman at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), based out of the Durango office.
In the electric utility industry, a working foreman performs supervisory responsibilities for managing all aspects of the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical power lines, electrical systems, fixtures, apparatus, and appliances, as well as inspecting new projects for quality control.
Another of the LPEA Operations team that has climbed the proverbial career ladder at the cooperative, Marlatt joined LPEA in 1994 as a Groundman, and proceeded to apprentice and earn his Journeyman Lineman in 1998. Since that time he worked the line crews until moving to the Serviceman position in July 2011.
“LPEA opens its positions to existing employees, and as a result, we have many, many long-standing employees,” said Steve Gregg, manager of operations, who has been with LPEA for 40 years. “Once we have good employees like Curt, in whom we’ve invested a great deal in training, we want to keep them.”
Marlatt, who was raised Bayfield, now resides with his wife Sandie in the Bondad area. They have one daughter, Dustrie.
LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with nearly 41,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. For additional information, visit www.lpea.coop.