REC promotes principal engineering manager
Lee Brock has worked at utility since 1995
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative has named Lee Brock as its principal engineering manager, the Fredericksburg-based utility announced Tuesday,
In the new role, Brock will lead and coordinate engineering, design and construction for REC’s large-scale power projects and focus on response and service to new members in the large commercial and industrial space. Her team will also work closely with REC’s economic development team to ensure consistent response and processes for smooth transition from project concept to completion.
“With Ms. Brock’s transition into this new role supporting REC’s service projects, we have a winning team to support economic growth in the communities we serve, maintain member focus from initial application through project completion, and ensuring grid health and reliability,” said John Arp, REC’s chief engineering and grid operations officer.
Brock previously served as REC’s managing director for engineering and power supply. In that role, her responsibilities included leadership and oversight of the electrical system planning, engineering and technical services, ensuring the successful implementation of the cooperative’s strategic plan while carrying out REC’s mission of providing reliable electric service.
Brock has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology and has 43 years of experience in the electric utility industry. Prior to coming to REC in 1995, she worked for 15 years for Atlantic City Electric Co. in New Jersey as an electrical engineer in the bulk power planning, distribution planning and technical services departments.
REC provides electric service to more than 174,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. It operates and maintains more than 18,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay.