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LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light is pleased to announce the hiring of David McCalla as Assistant Director of Electric Utilities.  McCalla, a former General Manager for Greenville Electric Utility System and former President of Texas Public Power Association, brings an extensive knowledge base and years of quality experience to the position.

McCalla graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  He worked his way up the ranks at Greenville Electric Utility System, holding the positions of Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering Operations and Assistant General Manager during an 18-year period before being named General Manager in 2006. He held that position through April 2014.  With more than 34 years’ experience in the electric utility industry, McCalla will be tasked with focusing on system reliability, strategic planning, customer service and daily operations of all staff.

“David McCalla brings to LP&L a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will benefit our customers,” said Gary Zheng, LP&L’s President and CEO.  “David performed with great distinction as General Manager of Greenville Electric Utility System and is well respected throughout the industry.  We are proud to welcome him back home to Lubbock.”

As General Manager of Greenville Electric Utility System, McCalla oversaw all aspects of their operation, including power plants, power supply, engineering operations, accounting, customer service and cable and internet services.  McCalla procured, constructed and successfully operated new generation resources for the utility.  He established a Power Supply Management System department tasked with managing Greenville’s daily power supply in the ERCOT wholesale market, which resulted in substantial system-wide savings for its customers.

“As the City’s municipal electric provider, we are committed to ensuring that your utility is run as efficiently and effectively as possible,” said Greg Taylor, Chairman of the Electric Utility Board.  “We focus on improving our operations every day.  LP&L has a strong dedication to continually providing the citizens of Lubbock with the most reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost to the consumer.  Adding David McCalla to LP&L’s leadership team puts us on a strong path forward as we look to the future.”

David McCalla will begin employment at LP&L on June 9, 2014.