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Johnson County REMC Announces the Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer, John W. Sturm

Johnson County REMC, a cooperative electric utility located in Franklin, Indiana has announced that effective February 1, 2018, its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of John W. Sturm as Chief Executive Officer. Sturm will replace current Chief Executive Officer, L. Chester Aubin.

“John will take Johnson County REMC forward,” said Aubin. “His experience in power supply planning for electric utilities, his passion for serving consumers, and his team focused leadership skills make him an extraordinary fit for Johnson County REMC.” Continued Aubin, “He is the right person to lead Johnson County REMC into future stages of growth.”

John W. Sturm currently serves as President and Owner of Resolution Energy, LLC. Sturm has spent about three decades creating business growth and improving service for several organizations. His skills as the Manager of Power Marketing and Trading at Wabash Valley Power Association helped define a department which eventually served as the platform for the 1999 formation of the Alliance for Cooperative Energy Services (ACES). He previously held the position of Manager of Power Trading for ProLiance Energy before ultimately joining ACES as Vice President of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Sturm holds both a Bachelor of Science in Economics/Finance and Masters of Business Administration from Ball State University (2018).

“I’m incredibly excited to join the Johnson County REMC team,” said Sturm. “Johnson County REMC has that rare combination of reliable and affordable utility services, amazingly talented employees, dedication to technical innovation, and care for the local community. I’m honored to join all the great people who empower Johnson County REMC. As we add capabilities for our members, deepen our presence in the community, and expand into new technologies, our mission remains unchanged – to provide superior utility services now and into the future.”

Glenn McAlpin, President of Johnson County REMC’s Board of Directors, stated. “Johnson County REMC has pioneered a new age in local electricity services and high-speed fiber network communications.  Bringing John on board will lead Johnson County REMC into the next stage of growth by continuing our mission of offering reliable, competitively priced utility services to our members and the community.”

L. Chester Aubin will retire in March of 2018. Aubin has served as Johnson County REMC’s CEO for 27 years and has led the company to its current capacity of over 26,000 meter services, 1,680 miles of electric distribution line and 180 miles of fiber optic cable spanning its entire distribution network. “We’re just getting started in our journey,” Aubin added, “Johnson County REMC is the expert in providing reliable and technically advanced electric service, and our exceptional fiber network offering through Johnson County Fiber Network has the capability to become the standard for how businesses and people in our community connect.”

About Johnson County REMC

Johnson County REMC is a cooperative electric utility which supplies electricity to more than 26,000 meters in Johnson County and portions of Morgan, Shelby, and Brown counties. Johnson County REMC serves over 1,680 miles of electric distribution line and 180 miles of fiber optic cable spanning its entire electric distribution network.

Johnson County REMC currently has 57 full-time employees and is governed by a membership-elected seven-person Board of Directors.


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