June 2021 Newsmakers

June 2021 Newsmakers

June 30, 2021

Service Awards

5 Years 

Robert Lewis, Underground Lineworker Third Class
Cole Hartley, Overhead Lineworker Third Class
Calvin Butcher, Water Resources Equipment Operator III


Chris Evans, Stores Manager 
Colleen Sicley, Assistant Director of Customer Relations 
Jason White, Network Analyst II 


Congratulations to the following Water Treatment Plant (WTP) employees on obtaining certifications from the NC Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification Board. Lead Operator Chris Earls received his C-Distribution Certification, Instrumentation Controls and Maintenance Crew Leader Wade Corbitt received his B-Surface certification, and Distribution Water Quality Technician I Brandon Burleson received his C-Well certification. To obtain these certifications, employees attend weeklong schools where they studied and were tested on a variety of topics including pumps, instrumentation, bacteriology, iron and manganese removal, corrosion control, lab procedures, disinfection, and more. Brandon also recently passed his Right-of-Way Pesticide exam from the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.   


Congratulations to Meter Technician II Dustin Jenkins and his wife, Lindsey, on the birth of their son Brayden. 

Congratulations to Crystal Respess, Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician II, on her recent marriage to Shaun Stewart. 


Our deepest sympathies are extended to Matthew Craft, Electric Overhead Lineworker Second Class, on the recent passing of his siblings Madison and Devin Wilson. 

Our condolences to the family of GUC Energy Services retiree Bill Castleton who recently passed. 

Our deepest sympathies are also extended to the family of GUC Electric Department retiree Jesse Sheppard, Sr. who recently passed away. 

New Hires

Taylor Miller,
IT Support Specialist I   





Nick Peaden, Electric Engineer II 





Gary Yarrell, Safety Specialist I