Greg Puckett takes the general manager’s reins at Surry-Yadkin EMC
Greg Puckett has been named general manager of Surry-Yadkin EMC, succeeding Michael S. Beasley who retired June 1. Puckett has worked at the cooperative 24 years, holding positions of staking engineer, operations supervisor and since June 2010 assistant manager. Puckett grew up in Surry County, which he says gives him a real advantage as the new general manager: he knows the people the co-op serves. While working as a staking engineer, he spent many hours of his day visiting new home sites and assisting members in making changes to their service. As operations supervisor, he managed crews and handled high stress situations such as power outages and storm-related issues. During the past year, he worked alongside Mike Beasley learning the ins and outs of the co-op, helping to manage the employees and working one-on-one with members and local business partners.
“Greg’s years of experience at Surry-Yadkin EMC will ensure the longevity and continued success of the cooperative,” said board president Lee Von “Toby” Speaks. “We look forward to what new and exciting ideas he will bring to the co-op in the coming years.” Greg Puckett lives in Mount Airy with his wife, Angie, and two sons, Justin and Jacob.
Surry-Yadkin EMC serves about 27,000 member-accounts in Surry, Yadkin, Wilkes and parts of Stokes and Forsyth counties.