Fredericksburg, Va. - Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has promoted Kevin Pories to director of operations and construction in the Cooperative’s Culpeper office.
Pories began his career at REC in 1989 as an apprentice lineman. Since then, he has worked his way through the various lineman progressions, eventually becoming General Foreman in 2018. His years of experience and countless hours in the field give him firsthand knowledge of what it takes to safely construct power lines, as well as instruct and supervise line crews.
“Mr. Pories has over 30 years of field experience, garnering a rich knowledge of the electric distribution industry,” said Shawn McDonough, REC’s manager of the Western Region. “His knowledge and experience is critical in building a strong, resilient system to meet – and go above and beyond – our member-owners’ expectations.”
In this role, Pories is responsible for the coordination and daily management of operations for construction services out of REC’s Culpeper office. He oversees the management of equipment, tools and personnel; creates long- and short-term construction planning for the counties of Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Albemarle, Orange and Spotsylvania; as well as maintains and promotes safety procedures.
Pories resides in Culpeper County.
REC provides electric service to over 170,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.