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April 12th, 2009
PEC names assistant GM


Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) has announced the promotion of James Blanton to Assistant General Manager, effective on April 13.

Blanton will be responsible for PEC member services through oversight of the Correspondence & Records and Member Services departments. His promotion completes PEC General Manager Juan Garza’s upper management team. Blanton joins Assistant General Manager Jeanell Davis and Deputy General Manager Paul Hilgers.

“James has served the PEC membership well in his current position, and his experience in different aspects of the utility business will be a valuable asset as we continue to move forward,” Garza said. “Member services is one of the most critical components of our business, and he’ll use his talent and skill to help us find ways to interact with our membership more efficiently and effectively.”

Blanton joined PEC as Project Maintenance Manager in June 2006. Before joining PEC, Blanton worked for TXU Delivery, where he worked in engineering project design, customer service and distribution operations.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity,” Blanton said. “I’m excited about the chance to serve our members more effectively. I truly believe PEC is entering an exciting period, and I’m grateful for the chance to help us step into the future.”

Blanton graduated from Texas State Technical Institute in Waco with an associate degree in electrical power distribution, later earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dallas Baptist University.

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