Former Network Administrator leads team of technology specialists
Drew Timmerman has been promoted to IT Supervisor at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), meeting the cooperative’s need to focus on and continually enhance its information technology for optimum service to members.
As IT Supervisor, Timmerman now oversees the team handling all information technology systems at the cooperative, including the Outage Management System, GIS, phone systems, and the website, as well as maintaining servers and equipment, updating and monitoring system and online security, and more.
Timmerman has served as LPEA Network Administrator since returning to the cooperative in 2009. He joined LPEA originally in 2000 to work in LPEA’s growing IT department, but in 2006 took a three-year hiatus from Durango to be closer to family in Kansas City, Mo. While in Kansas City, Timmerman served in the IT department at Garmin Ltd., the navigational system company.
Originally from Springfield, Mo., Timmerman came to Durango as a student at Fort Lewis College, where he studied electrical engineering and worked part-time in LPEA’s engineering department. He transferred to CU Boulder to complete his degree – ultimately a BS in computer science.
“The electric utility industry is very dynamic, and technology is playing an increasingly important role in supplying electricity to our members,” said Timmerman. “We want our members to know we’re focused on keeping up-to-date with technology with a focus on safety and security.”
LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible.
LPEA offers a variety of apprenticeships and employment opportunities. To explore employment, or for additional information, visit www.lpea.coop.