December 15, 2021

The Energy Cooperative announces the retirement of Gary Glover, Vice President and COO of electric operations, after more than 35 years of distinguished service with the Cooperative.

“I want to thank Gary for his many years of service to the Cooperative and for the impact he has made on our overall electric operations.  Gary’s leadership created a culture of safety that surpassed expectations and achieved a long-time history of no lost time accidents.  Gary’s leadership will truly be missed” said Todd Ware, the Energy Cooperative’s President and CEO. 

Glover began his career as a purchasing agent for the cooperative’s electric operations, where he advanced to the position of operations manager in 1998.  In 2013, he was named vice president and chief operating officer of the Cooperative’s electric division.  Over Gary’s tenure, he has been actively involved, supported, and volunteered for numerous organizations including Rotary, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Licking and Perry Counties, Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (O.U.P.S.).  One of his most impactful projects was called Project Ohio which built the infrastructure to provide electricity to members of a Guatemalan village.

Ware stated “On behalf of the Board of Directors, myself, and staff, we are excited for Gary and his family as they embark on this exciting new chapter.” 

The Cooperative’s Board of Directors and management remain committed to their succession planning efforts.  The cooperative will formally announce a successor in the upcoming days.

About The Energy Cooperative

The Energy Cooperative is an electric, natural gas and propane cooperative servings more than 67,000 members in the central Ohio area.  Our Mission is to provide safe and reliable energy to member-owners with highly responsive service, consistent with the Cooperative Principles.


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