Paulding Putnam Electric chooses Price as its next CEO

PAULDING — The Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees has selected Randy Price as CEO, effective April 3.

Price most recently was a regional vice president for Cooperative Building Solutions, based in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to his current position, he served as CEO of Carroll White REMC in Monticello, Indiana. Price started his career in 1988 as a lineworker at White County REMC, serving in various operational and management roles until becoming its CEO in 2007.

“Randy has proven to be an effective and principled leader in his 30-plus years in the electric cooperative system,” said board Chairman Steve McMichael in a news release.

“I met Randy shortly after becoming a trustee on the PPEC board 10 years ago,” McMichael said. “I’ve known Randy to be a person of great integrity and one who lives the Seven Cooperative Principles. I am excited about the future at PPEC as we face new challenges in a changing energy environment.”

Price expressed his readiness to join the PPEC leadership team: “Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is a co-op that strives to serve its member-owners, and I’m grateful to join an organization with strong values and integrity,” he said. “I’ve admired the leadership and the co-op for years and now look forward to working with the trustees and staff to serve the members and communities where they live and work.”

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative serves nearly 13,000 members in Ohio and Indiana. Its territory includes Allen and Adams counties in Indiana and Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Defiance, and Allen counties in Ohio.

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