Meet employee Zac Hostetler

Posted on Dec 11 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC
Zac Hostetler

Zac Hostetler, staking technician for Miami-Cass, started his career with the REMC 14 years ago as an apprentice lineman. He worked in that role for his first four years, during which time he completed his bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University and earned an associate degree in applied sciences from Ivy Tech Community College. Hostetler spent eight years as lineman before transitioning to his current position a little over a year ago.

As a staking technician, he is responsible for meeting with members to discuss their electrical needs and then drawing up the job for the crew. Hostetler has also taken over the computer side of mapping the REMC’s electrical system. 

He enjoys being out and about in the community and getting to meet with members to discuss their needs — whether that’s building a new home, adding an addition or other service upgrades. While he wouldn’t want to trade jobs with anyone else at the REMC, he did share that the most challenging aspect of his job is when technology doesn’t quite work the way it’s supposed to.

Hostetler is a 2002 graduate of North Miami High School. Prior to starting with the REMC, he worked at Rock Industries for several years and in the insurance industry for a brief time. He indicated that if he wasn’t doing the job he currently is, he would have enjoyed pursing something in the investment industry. 

He and his wife, Marisa, were married this August. Hostetler has a son, age 13, and a daughter, age 11. He likes to stay active and enjoys floating on the river, playing sports and coaching his son’s and daughter’s sports teams. When he was growing up, like many young men, Hostetler wanted to be a professional athlete. 

Traveling is on Hostetler’s bucket list. He enjoys anywhere there is a beach, and would like to try scuba diving sometime.

When asked about changes he has seen throughout his years with the REMC, Hostetler said that with recent retirements, he now finds himself as one of the “old guys.” His advice to new apprentice linemen is to be open to change, as no two jobs are the same; be a problem solver; and be willing to take advice from others. What he enjoys most about working at the REMC is the family atmosphere.

We at Miami-Cass REMC are proud to have Hostetler as part of the REMC family. He is an asset to our team, and we are thankful for his years of service.