Northern Electric Cooperative has promoted lineman Ben Peterson to line foreman at the Bath headquarters. Peterson is one of two foremen at the Bath office. Marty Newman is the other foreman.
Peterson will replace Terry Lundberg as foreman. Lundberg is retiring after working for Northern Electric Cooperative for the past 40 years.
Peterson was hired by Northern Electric in June 2006 as an apprentice lineman. He worked as the line superintendent for the City of Groton for eight years before he was hired at the cooperative. Peterson and his wife, Kristi, live in Groton and have three children.
Whitley Hired as Apprentice Lineman
Northern Electric has hired Riley Whitley as a full-time apprentice lineman. Whitley had been working for the cooperative as a temporary lineman since he graduated from the Power Line Construction and Maintenance program at Mitchell Tech in May. Whitley is from Frankfort and graduated from Redfield High School in 2020. He is excited to begin his full-time position with Northern Electric.