Boyne City, MI – Great Lakes Energy (GLE) has appointed Scott Blecke to chief strategy officer. Blecke most recently served as GLE’s vice president of engineering and steps into this new position after the GLE board of directors approved his promotion in their September meeting.
“Keeping ahead of this ever-shifting environment is integral to the success of our cooperative,” said Shaun Lamp, president and CEO of Great Lakes Energy. “Scott will play a greater role than ever in our mission to serve our members as we strive to improve and flourish amid these rapidly changing times. I have the utmost faith in his ability and am excited for the future of our cooperative with Scott helming our strategic initiatives.”
Blecke has worked for the cooperative since 2004 and holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. In addition to maintaining his prior responsibilities as vice president of engineering, Scott’s new role will focus on integrating business strategies and infrastructure investment, review of on-going initiatives, and cultivating strategic plans to direct the cooperative towards a more productive, efficient, and member-focused environment.
Unlike investor-owned utilities, GLE is a not-for-profit business owned by its consumer-members. All Great Lakes Energy assets – even the poles and wires – are owned by its members. GLE provides electricity to roughly 120,000 rural members in 26 counties along the western side of the lower peninsula. Visit gtlakes.com for more information.