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David Bowler Retires from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative


GRETNA – David Bowler, service technician in Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) Gretna District, has retired after 31 years of service. At a monthly meeting of the Cooperative’s board of directors, Chairman David J. Jones presented Bowler with a Resolution of Appreciation and recognized him in the presence of the directors and MEC senior staff.

David Bowler (left) receives a Resolution of Appreciation from
the Board of Directors of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative upon his retirement from the organization after 31 years of dedicated service.  David J. Jones, chairman of the board, made the presentation at a monthly meeting of the directors.

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Bowler started work at Mecklenburg Electric in 1983 as a groundman; and, in 1988, he was promoted to apparatus technician B. Currently titled service technician, this position gave Bowler the opportunity to be involved with MEC members in a number of areas, including meter connections or disconnections at their request,  assistance with water heaters for the Cooperative’s load control program, and locating and marking underground facilities in conjunction with Miss Utility of Virginia.


“David carries with him a tremendous amount of knowledge about heat pumps, water heaters, motors, and other equipment,” states John C. Lee, Jr., president and CEO of MEC. “Additionally, his intricate knowledge of our distribution system, and many years of experience as a service technician, have resulted in an extraordinary ability to pinpoint issues and troubleshoot at our substations. He has been invaluable to our efforts to reliably serve our members. He has also been a safe and dependable employee who took great pride in his work on behalf of those we serve; and he went to great lengths to assist, train and educate other employees when needed. His legacy here is strong and will live on long after he is gone.”


Lee closed by saying, “David has been a valuable asset to the Cooperative, and we will sorely miss his capabilities and expertise and his pleasant demeanor and dedication to our team. We wish him and his wife, Cindy, all the best in this next chapter of their lives.”


Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the not-for-profit energy provider to over 31,000 meters located in portions of the Virginia counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Southampton and Sussex and the North Carolina counties of Granville, Person, Northampton, Vance and Warren. It is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Chase City with district offices in Gretna, Emporia, and Chase City.







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