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2013-01-31

BEC announces retirement of CEO Waid

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Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) announced today that its CEO/General Manager, Robert D. (Bobby) Waid, will be retiring in May 2013, after serving in this capacity for the last 11years. Waid's decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of almost 34 years of continuous service to BEC and its member-owners.
"I have enjoyed my more than 33 years here and greatly appreciate the many opportunities that have been afforded me," said Waid. "I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity to be associated with the talented and dedicated employees who have transformed BEC into the technologically advanced and highly efficient organization it is today."
"Throughout Bobby's career, the Cooperative has tripled in size from 11,206 meters to 32,648 meters today. Bobby has been instrumental in this growth by providing strong direction and leadership for employees and our Members. We will miss his leadership of BEC and want to wish Bobby the best in retirement," said Don Enders, president of BEC's board.
Waid began his career with the Cooperative in July of 1979 as a laborer. During his tenure at BEC, Waid has served in the engineering department, in substation maintenance and as administrative assistant to the CEO. Since his time as CEO, he has also served on the board for Texas Electric Cooperatives and as a member and officer of the Association of Wholesale Customers.
BEC's Board of Directors has already begun the planning process to choose Waid's successor.