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MGED welcomes Ken Stone as Assistant General Manager

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Middleboro Gazette

The Middleborough Gas and Electric Department is pleased to announce that Ken Stone has joined the staff as Assistant General Manager.

He'll work with General Manager Jackie Crowley on infrastructure projects, MGED's future energy portfolio, rate design and energy programming to meet customer needs.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University. Ken brings more than 20 years of public utility experience at the Braintree Electric Light Department, working on integrated energy services and utility finance. He has managed a variety of challenging projects including construction of the natural gas service for a generating station, implementation of new financial software, development of operating policies and compliance audits on Northeast Reliability Council (NERC) safety standards.

Ken cites the appeal of joining the leadership team at a publicly-owned electric and natural gas utility as a major factor when it came time to make a move.

"Our full focus is on providing the customer with a high standard of safe and reliable service all while striving to keep rates low," he says. He admits the change was also a personal decision.

"My parents moved to Middleborough's Oak Point Community in 2003 and I've spent many hours in the area, getting to know the town, and the people who live and work here. My mother, Joan, worked for the Town of Middleborough for the last 10 years of her career as the Public Health Nurse and I've met so many great people here that I now consider good friends."

General Manager Jackie Crowley welcomes Ken's skills and experience.

"I'm delighted to have Ken join the MGED staff," she says. "MGED, like many other essential service providers, is facing a wave of retirements in the coming years of long-time, highly skilled workers. Ken provides excellent industry experience, education and strong community ties that will help us to advance a number of critical projects. These include the addition of a second electric substation, expansion of energy efficiency programs and renewable resources, and necessary facility and security updates."

She added: "I've known Ken for a number of years through his work at Braintree Electric and with the Northeast Public Power Association, and I look forward to working with him to ensure that MGED continues to provide cost-effective reliable natural gas and electric service to our customers, and great value to the Town of Middleborough, for the long term."

Middleborough Gas and Electric Department provides electricity and natural gas in the town of Middleborough and electric service to neighboring Lakeville in southeast Massachusetts. With a history of over 125 years of public service and benefit, and new goals to meet the challenges of providing cleaner energy, the MGED staff look forward to building an even brighter future bringing customers a new world of possibilities.

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