Mike Statler receives Excel award from Associated Electric Cooperative
Michael Statler of Dexter, principal engineer, received Associated Electric Cooperative’s Employee of the Year Excel award at the cooperative’s recent 28th annual employee recognition award hosted at its Springfield headquarters.
The Excel awards are peer-nominated recognitions of employees who have excelled in their careers, leadership, mentoring, innovation, community services, teamwork or exceptional contributions.
Statler was praised for his work in thermal performance at New Madrid Power Plant and Associated’s nearby gas plants.
The nominator commented, “Mike’s work ethic is second to none. He works tirelessly anytime the job requires it, whether that is long days at the plant or weekends without a word of complaint.”
Statler joined the plant in 1997 following service in the U.S. Marine Corps and graduation from Southern Illinois University with a degree in chemistry. He later earned a master’s degree in business administration through Associated and received a 2008 Excel award as employee of the year in a technical field.
Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. is owned by and provides wholesale power to a system of six regional transmission cooperatives and their 51 local distribution cooperatives. This cooperative system delivers electricity to 2.1 million member-consumers behind the 935,000 meters served in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa. Associated’s mission is to deliver economical and reliable power and support services. Associated is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.