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BUSINESS BEAT: Coldwater BPU announces promotions and additions to staff

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The Coldwater Board of Public Utilities (CBPU) has announced the advancement of two veteran employees and hiring of four more.

John Springhall was recently promoted to Service Superintendent. John began working with the CBPU in 1989 as Appliance Repairman. Since then, he has transitioned into the roles of Service Man, Service Electrician, Utility Electrician, Lead Electrician and most recently Service Superintendent. In his new role, John will have direct responsibility for supporting and managing any service related work from secondary transformers to residential homes, metering/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), utility locates, street lights, traffic signals, digging, excavating and marking utility lines. John also assists with power restoration after storms, technical support to service electricians and maintenance/repair of the CBPU’s Water, Wastewater and

Administrative facilities. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and is a certified Master Electrician.

“If something is broken, I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of fixing it,” said John. “It’s been a rewarding career so far and I hope to share my knowledge and experience with my fellow co-workers as I move forward.”

Jon Foley recently received his Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Class B certification. Jon began his career with the CBPU in 1995 as Wastewater Trainee. He has since obtained his Class D, C, and most recently B Operator certifications with the State of Michigan. His daily tasks include ordering all of the lab chemicals and maintenance equipment, overseeing quality control equipment in the laboratory and assisting with plant operator maintenance of the CBPU’s Wastewater Treatment facility. “I like that my job has a purpose,” said Jon. “The fact that we’re helping to protect the environment, which in return helps people enjoy the rivers, lakes and outdoors. It’s very rewarding.”

The CBPU would also like to introduce four new employees: Eric Green, Apprentice Lineman; Jarret Wolford, Apprentice Lineman; Glenn Raymond, Service Electrician; and Kent Brecheisen, Service Electrician.