Adams promotes two engineers to management

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.

Adams Electric promotes four employees

Adams Electric recently promoted employees to new positions within the cooperative.

Travis Rawlings, of Chambersburg, was named engineering technician within the engineering department, Nov. 1. He started with Adams as a staking technician C in August 2016, then was promoted to staking technician B in February 2017.

Rawlings reports to Brian Shearer, senior staff engineer. He is a graduate of Chambersburg Area High School and completed his associate degree in mechanical engineering through Hagerstown Community College.

Adams Electric names operations manager

Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. promoted Michael “Mike” Feathers, of New Oxford, to manager of operations, Oct. 22.

Feathers started with Adams as a second year apprentice in 1996, was promoted to journeyman first class in 2002, line serviceman in 2009, and then line superintendent in 2012. He was named operations coordinator in 2016. He reports directly to CEO/General Manager Steve Rasmussen.

Do we owe you money?

When Adams Electric retires Ownership Rewards (patronage capital) to its current and former members, traditionally some of that money remains unclaimed after a year. By law, this money cannot be used to affect rates; therefore, the co-op uses the unclaimed funds to support high school and adult post-secondary education scholarships, invest in community projects and events, and aid members struggling to pay their electric bills.

Undergraduate College Scholarship

Adams Electric awards up to five (5) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to college students who are currently enrolled in and taking classes at a post-secondary school or accredited training program (two-year, four-year or trade/technical) AND are sons or daughters of a co-op member.

The cooperative works in partnership with the Adams County Community Foundation to administer these scholarships. Applications are accepted each year from Jan. 1 through mid-March.

High School Career and Trade School Scholarship

Adams Electric awards up to eight (8) career and trade school scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to high school seniors, who are sons and daughters of co-op members. The cooperative works in partnership with the Adams County Community Foundation to administer these scholarships. Applications, deadlines and the decision-making process vary depending on the school and the scholarship being applied for.

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  • An email will be sent to you containing the program contract and instructions for completing your business partner membership.

Thanks for your interest and for keeping the Co-op Connections program a great member benefit!


Adams Electric employee earns supervisory certificate

Eric Altice, of Hanover, a journeyman first class lineman at Adams Electric Cooperative, recently completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) supervisory certificate program in State College, Pa.

Altice joins 51 other cooperative employees who have received their supervisory certificates since 1992. Altice joined the cooperative in 2007 as a first-year apprentice in the operations department. He moved through the ranks annually until he attained the level of journeyman first class in 2014.