GREG MILLION, technician for Miami-Cass REMC, started his career with the cooperative in 2008 as an apprentice lineman. He worked as an apprentice lineman for his first four years with the REMC. Million then graduated from the Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program in 2012 and received an associate degree in applied sciences from Ivy Tech Community College. He spent six years as a journeyman lineman, followed by three years as line foreman before transitioning to his current position.
As a meter technician, Million is responsible for programming and installing meter service and working outage calls. He gets a sense of accomplishment when helping customers get their power back on, and he considers his job a success when customers are satisfied and management is happy with his work.
Million is a 2001 graduate of North Miami High School, and he graduated from Vincennes University in 2003 with a degree in tool and die. Prior to starting with the REMC, he worked for Symmetry Medical Othy in Warsaw for four years.
He and his wife have been married for 14 years, and the couple have a daughter, age 12, and a son, age 10. Million enjoys golfing, working out, watching his kids’ sporting events and helping coach his son’s baseball team. He also enjoys running, and since 2008 has run 10 half marathons. In the future Million would like to compete in an Ironman Triathlon. With his love of sports, it’s not surprising that he wanted to be a sports broadcaster when he was growing up.
Throughout his years with the REMC, Million said he has learned to work hard, to work safely and to not take short cuts. His advice to new apprentice linemen is to learn from the experienced guys, to soak up knowledge, to pay attention and to not be too proud to learn.
Million has seen many changes in the last 13 years, but he said the biggest changes have been in the increase in the amount of technology used to do the job. While he has experienced many changes throughout the years, the one constant has been the family atmosphere that the employees of the co-op have. He indicated that his coworkers and management would do anything for him.
We at Miami-Cass are proud to have Million as part of the REMC family. He is a dedicated employee, and we are fortunate to have him on our team.