EASTON — Easton Utilities has named John E. Hines III its electric department manager.

In this position, Hines is responsible for all aspects of the operation for the safe generation and delivery of power from transmission through distribution to the customer.

“I am honored to be chosen as the next leader of this department comprised of knowledgeable, dedicated individuals focused on providing safe and reliable service to our community,” Hines said.

Hines joined Easton Utilities in 2004 and has held several positions within the electric department. In this role, he replaces Arnie Boughner, who retired from Easton Utilities in early January as the electric department manager for over 17 years.

Hines will oversee six divisions that operate and maintain the power plants, substations and distribution infrastructure, along with the vehicle fleet for all of Easton Utilities.

“We are fortunate to have John on our team as he has demonstrated his commitment to safety and reliability during his 15-plus years with Easton Utilities,” said Hugh E. Grunden, president and CEO of Easton Utilities.

Prior to joining Easton Utilities, Hines held various roles as an electrical engineer and project manager for companies in the mid-Atlantic region. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and is a registered professional engineer in Maryland.

With a passion for boating and sailboat racing, Hines has been an active member of the Miles River Yacht Club since 2005, serving in various leadership positions, including commodore. He lives in Easton with his wife and two daughters.

Easton Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit utility and telecommunications company operating the electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, cable TV and internet services for the town of Easton and portions of the surrounding area. Visit eastonutilities.com for more information.

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