Adams Electric Cooperative recently promoted two engineers to management. Chad Thoman, of New Oxford, was named manager of engineering – electrical, and Jeff Turner, of Dillsburg, manager of engineering – mechanical, Dec. 3.
Thoman joined Adams Electric in 2002 as an engineer-in-training and was promoted to staff engineering – electrical in 2006. Thoman manages the co-op’s dispatch center and will add oversight of the key accounts/safety program.
Thoman earned his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University in 2002 and his Masters of Transmission and Distribution Engineering degree from Gonzaga University in 2014. He earned his National Society of Professional Engineers (PE) license in 2007 and completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) supervisory training program in 2008.
Turner started with Adams in 2004 as an engineer-in-training and was promoted to staff engineer – mechanical in 2006. He oversees the co-op’s staking department and will take over supervision of technical services, including coordination of all work orders.
In 2003, Turner earned his bachelor’s degree from Kettering University, and then in 2005 completed the NRECA supervisory certificate program. In 2009 he earned his PE license, followed in 2014 by graduating from the NRECA Management Internship Program (MIP), an intensive six-week cooperative leadership training course, in Madison, Wisconsin.
As managers, each will report directly to CEO/general manager Steve Rasmussen.