Powell Valley Electric Cooperative General Manager/CEO Randell W. Meyers recently announced his upcoming retirement effective February 28, 2021. Meyers has served with the cooperative since 1964. He was named General Manager in 1992, and later General Manager/CEO.
The cooperative’s Board of Directors has named Brad Coppock, Senior Engineer with the cooperative, as the next General Manager effective March 1, 2021. Mr. Coppock is a graduate of Horace Maynard High School in Union County, Tennessee, and a 2001 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a degree in Computer Engineering. He has held a Professional Engineer license since 2013. Mr. Coppock has been employed with the cooperative for 19 years, serving as Engineer until 2013, when he was promoted to Senior Engineer. While in college he was also a co-op student with the cooperative for two summers.
Mr. Coppock is a resident of New Tazewell, Tennessee, where he resides with his wife and three children. On behalf of the PVEC Board, Board President Roger Ball states “We appreciate Randell’s 57 years of dedicated service to the co-op, with the last 28 doing an outstanding job as our General Manager. We look forward to working with Brad. He is well qualified for the position and we know he will do a great job.”