The Washington Electric Cooperative board of trustees has appointed Jeffrey M. Triplett as the cooperative’s general manager/CEO. He succeeds Jack Bragg, who has accepted a position as president and CEO of Shelby Energy Cooperative, Inc., in northern Kentucky.
Triplett most recently worked for Power System Engineering, Inc. (PSE), advising electric utilities in regard to technical, financial, and strategic matters. His most recent role at PSE was leading a diverse group of professionals across a multi-state region as the vice president of power delivery planning and design, and as a member of the PSE board of directors.
Prior to joining PSE, Triplett worked as the engineering manager for Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative and as a power delivery engineer for Buckeye Power Inc., the generation and transmission provider for Ohio’s electric cooperative network. He received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Ohio University and is a registered professional engineer. Triplett is a native to southeast Ohio and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
“Washington Electric Cooperative is in the process of replacing several substations and performing other major upgrades to our system,” said Board Chairman Paul Fleeman. “Jeff’s engineering background brings the experience and expertise we need, and we are excited to have him lead us through these and other important projects.”
“I’m honored to have been appointed as general manager of Washington Electric Cooperative,” said Triplett. “With its history of excellent member service and a solid financial foundation built by my predecessors, coupled with a staff committed to excellence, I’m eager to propel the organization to an enhanced level of service and power distribution. As a native of the area, I’m motivated by the opportunity to serve the region and to enrich Washington Electric Cooperative’s community focus.”