BTU GM Dan Wilkerson Announces His RetirementFeatured Stories, News Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
The general manager of Bryan’s electric utility is retiring.
Dan Wilkerson says his last official day is June 30th but has offered to stay as long as needed during the staff transition.
Wilkerson joined BTU in 1978 and became general manager in 1984. During the last 28 years, Wilkeerson says cash on hand has grown from $2.5 million to $42 million dollars while electric rates fell from 9.7 cents per kilowatt hour (kwh) to 9.6 cents/kwh.
The timing comes three weeks after the city council returned responsibility of BTU operations to the city manager and the resignations of four of the seven members of the BTU board.
Wilkerson says “I am at a retirement age and need to be able to step aside, and as those changes come about that I am not in any way impeding where anybody wants to go. I don’t think I would be but it’s really time for me (to go) and I’m happy to be doing this.” “Change is wearing and taxing sometimes, and sometimes does not always seems to add to the job, but it’s inevitable.”
Wilkerson’s future plans includes consulting work with Dr. A.D. Patton of College Station.
Click HERE to read Dan Wilkerson’s resignation letter.
As for the resignation of four BTU board members, city spokesman Allen Bruggman says the effective dates are staggered from June 30 through September 30.
Those leaving are Emanuel Glockzin, Jr. who was appointed January 24, 2007 and will leave June 30, 2012,
Ronnie Craig; appointed August 11, 2010 and will leave June 30,
Hank McQuaide; appointed August 31, 2001 and will leave August 13, and
Ralph Davila; appointed September 1, 2009 and will leave September 30.
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