Veteran Journeyman Lineman takes on managerial position
Curt Marlatt has been promoted to Line Superintendent at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA). Marlatt fills the position formerly held by Justin Talbot who was recently promoted to Manager of Lines and Services.
In his new position as Line Superintendent, Marlatt is responsible for all contract tree trimming groups and maintenance of LPEA’s underground and overhead lines in La Plata and Archuleta counties.
Another of the LPEA Operations team who has climbed the proverbial career ladder at the cooperative, Marlatt joined LPEA in 1994 as a Groundsman, 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. More recently he had been promoted to the supervisorial position of Working Foreman early in 2013.
“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.