KUA Honors 270 Years of Combined Employee Service

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 29, 4:00 p.m. – The Kissimmee Utility Authority board of directors on Wednesday honored 21 employees for a combined 270 years of service to the utility.

Many of the employees honored were hired 10 years ago to prepare for the opening of KUA’s Cane Island Power Park, a 1,027-acre power plant located in Intercession City, FL. This included eight employees from the utility’s Power Supply department: David Aviles, Tim Briggs, Bob Chywski, Bob Crisp, Marcial Diaz, Steve Gibson, Neute Johnson and Mike Stefka.

Other employees honored at the October 27 meeting included (by department):

Power Supply:
25 years – T. J. Palmer

Engineering & Operations:
15 years – Alan Burkhardt, Bruce Thompson, Tony Wilson
10 years –
Mike Taylor, Bill Weidman

Customer Service & Marketing:
20 years – Johnnie Hewitt
15 years – L. J. Crouch, Cathy Mickel, Waverly Padgett, Debbie White
10 years – Brenda Hebert, Diane Sweenor

Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric, water and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties. Visit www.kua.com for more information.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116
cgent@kua.com