(From left to right) Wayne Knox, Mike Woodward, William (Bill) Short, Doug Hunter, Francis Knussman.
Wayne Knox began working at the Cooperative in 1985 as a Communications Clerk. As his career progressed, he took on other positions such as Apprentice Lineman 6th class and Operations Field Helper. He moved to the Engineering Department in 1987 as an Engineering Fieldman 4th Class and became an Engineering Fieldman in 1989.
Mike Woodward, currently Choptank Electric’s Administrator of Safety, Compliance & Safety Culture, began his career as an Apprentice Lineman 6th class in 1984. He worked his way through lineman training until he was awarded Chief Lineman in 1990. In 1997, Woodward became the Superintendent of Regional Operations, later being awarded Sr. Manager Regional Operations (2006), and Manager Regional Operations (2011).
Bill Short, Jr. began working at Choptank Electric in 1989 as an Apprentice Lineman 6th class and worked his way through to Journeyman Lineman in 1992. He became a Chief Lineman in 2007 at our Cambridge District Office.
Like many of our linemen, Doug Hunter began his journey as an Apprentice Lineman 6th class in 1991 at the Berlin office. He was awarded the position of Journeyman Lineman in 1994 and later became Chief Lineman in 2004 at the Salisbury District Office. He moved back to the Berlin District office as Journeyman in 2005 and was awarded Chief that same year. He took his current position as Serviceman in 2007 at the Berlin District Office.
Francis Knussman joined Choptank Electric in September of 1985 as a Communications Clerk. After a year Knussman became a Storeroom Attendant, prior to being awarded the position of Apprentice Lineman in 1986. He worked his way to Journeyman Lineman in 1989, and Electronics Technician in 1991. His position was changed to Communications & Relay Tech in 2005.