Tom Benedict, operations manager for Marshall County REMC, is retiring after 19 years of service.
During his time at Marshall County REMC, he has guided the cooperative through many restorations during extreme outages and storms, supervised the operations department and linemen, managed system planning, and assisted countless members with establishing new service and service upgrades.
His commitment to youth is easily recognized through his many years of dedication to the Marshall County 4-H Electric Program as a 4-H Electric Program leader. He has helped countless 4-H participants establish the skills they need to build an extension cord or trouble light and move on to the next division.
“I have really enjoyed my job, and it’s hard to say goodbye,” Benedict said. “But there comes a time when you have to make that transition.”
In his free time, Benedict enjoys woodworking and carving. He also enjoys traveling to festivals with his wife, Sherry, where she sells handmade gourd art.
There is no doubt he will be greatly missed, not only at Marshall County REMC, but also throughout the electric cooperative industry.
With retirement, he plans to continue to help with the 4-H Electric Program, while enjoying more time with family and doing what he loves.
Marshall County REMC would like to thank Benedict for his 19 years of hard work and dedicated services.